“Speed Racer” to close Tribeca festival
[New York, NY –April 2, 2008] – The Tribeca Film Festival and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the new high-octane, live action family adventure Speed Racer, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers, will have a special presentation screening as the closing night film of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. Speed Racer, a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon and Matthew Fox. Several of the cast members will be in attendance at the special screening to be held on Saturday, May 3rd at the BMCC TPAC in Lower Manhattan. The film will also screen at the Pace University Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. “Warner Bros. has been a big part of the Festival many times over the years and we are thrilled that the Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver are bringing Speed Racer to us this year to close the Festival,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “The Tribeca Film Festival is a defining event in New York’s entertainment culture, so it is an honor to have Speed Racer chosen as the festival’s closing night screening,” said producer Joel Silver.
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