Can’t make it to the Tribeca Film Festival? Don’t despair. Just like last year, Tribeca 2011 will have an online component, allowing you to watch some of the films from this year’s fest in the comfort of your own home. The only catch? Just one of them is a horror film: Rabies (aka Kalevet) directed by Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales.
The Tribeca Online Film Festival is an interactive, web-based film festival supported by Founding Partner American Express. WATCH festival films and live video streams from NYC. CONNECT with film insiders via Tribeca Q&A and the Future of Film blog. ENGAGE with filmmakers via the Filmmaker Feed.
Festival Streaming Room Info:
From April 20 to May 1, watch movies from the Tribeca Film Festival online! Beginning April 12 for American Express Cardmembers, and April 18 for the general public, users can reserve a ‘virtual seat’ for online screenings of select 2011 Tribeca Film Festival features and shorts, as well as a selection of award-winning shorts from the past nine Festivals.
Each film will have three to five 24-hour screening windows, during which there will be a select number of “seats” available. Using an innovative digital reservation system, viewers can reserve “seats” at TribecaOnline.com. (Please note: features and shorts are only available for live streaming in the U.S.)
As mentioned, Israeli slasher Rabies is the only genre-related feature that will be shown in the Streaming Room, but hey, one is better than none, right?
A psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers. Soon people are dying one by one… but the bad guy isn’t who you think. Turning genre conventions on their head with a smart script and plenty of unexpected scares, Rabies is a surprising debut worthy of its mantle as Israel’s first-ever slasher horror film.
The actors who were chosen to play murderers and murderees are all a-list actors such as Ofer Shechter, Ania Buckshtein, and Lior Ashkenazi. Check out the official Kalevet website here.
The 10th edition of the Tribeca fest will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. For more info visit the official Tribeca website, where the full screening schedule is now live.
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