Speed Racer to Close Tribeca Film Festival

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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.

Tickets for the Festival will be $15.00 for evening and weekend screenings and $8.00 for daytime weekday and late night screenings. In addition, the Festival will offer a few select screenings with panel discussions for $25.00.

Select Pass and Package are now on sale and can be purchased online at TribecaFilmFestival.org or by telephone, toll free, at (866) 941-FEST (3378). Single ticket sales begin for American Express Cardmembers on April 12, 2008, for downtown residents on April 18, 2008 and for the general public on April 19, 2008. Single tickets can be bought at the Main Box Office at 15 Laight Street, online and by telephone. The 2008 Festival will continue ticket discounts for evening and weekend screenings for students, seniors and select downtown Manhattan residents.