Edward Burn’s latest film, Newlyweds is set to close the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, it was announced today.
The film will have its premiere on April 30th. Details from the official press release are as follows:
Newlyweds is the tenth film written and directed by Ed Burns and the sixth to premiere at TFF. Burns, who wrote, directed and stars in Newlyweds, has had a strong connection with TFF since its founding. Ash Wednesday world premiered as part of the inaugural TFF lineup in 2002, and Looking for Kitty, Purple Violets and Nice Guy Johnnyhave also been Festival premieres over subsequent years.
The film, shot almost exclusively in New York Citys TriBeCa neighborhood, is a chronicle of modern marriage, pointing out an essential truth: When you get married, youre not just getting a husband or wifeyoure getting the family, the friends, and even the exes. With crackling humor and sharp insights into contemporary relationships, Burns tracks a newly wedded couple whose honeymoon period is upended by the arrival of the husbands wild-child baby sister and the crumbling marriage of the wifes meddlesome sister. The cast includes Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett and Kerry Bishé. Burns produced the film with producing partner Aaron Lubin and William Rexer. Mike Harrop served as executive producer.
There is no better way to close this years festival than with this film, Newlyweds by Edward Burns, said Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of TFF. He is one of Tribecas best friends. He lives in our community, and this film, which is exceptional and may very well be his best, was both shot in the neighborhood and captures the zeitgeist of a community and its relationships that is intimate and fun and so true. Closing night will be like coming home for all of us.
Tribeca is my home in every senseits where I live, and its also the place where I have been so proud to show my work, said Burns. And from the beginning, the Festival has been a wonderful place for me to showcase my films and enjoy the kinds of conversations that I love as a filmmaker and a New Yorker.
The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 20 through May 1, 2011.