Tribeca Film Festival unveils first half of films to be shown

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

(CBS/AP) The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the first half of its slate of films to be shown. Actors Kate Bosworth, Abbie Cornish, Juno Temple and James Franco all have films in this year's showcase.

The 45 films are split into the world narrative and documentary categories, as well as those in the festival's "viewpoints" section, a category that highlights edgier films.

Cornish, Temple and Bosworth all star in films to be featured in the world narrative category, while Franco's  "experimental psychological thriller," which he created and co-directed, will be featured in the "viewpoints" section.

This slate is the first curated by Tribeca's revamped programming leadership. Frederic Boyer, a veteran of the Cannes Film Festival, has joined as artistic director. Geoffrey Gilmore, who directed the Sundance Film Festival for years before becoming creative director at Tribeca in 2009, is now also overseeing the program.

"The quality of American independent cinema is well represented this year, but international diversity has its share, too, with films from countries as varied as Cuba and Kenya," Boyer said

The festival will be held April 18-29. "The Five-Year Engagement," a comedy starring Jason Segel and produced by Judd Apatow, will open the festival.

The festival will announce the other half of its 90- feature film slate Thursday. For a complete list of films announced click here

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