KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – It has just been announced ‘Dog Years,’ starring Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter will debut at the famous film festival. The film was shot mostly in Knoxville, Tennessee. Whitener Entertainment and the Visit Knoxville Film Office worked in tandem to make sure the film locations were perfect.
"We could not be happier that one of the first feature films shot in Knoxville within the past few years is going to be at this exceptional festival," said Curt Willis, Visit Knoxville film office director.
The film was shot Summer 2016 in various Knoxville locations. Please see below for the official press announcement.
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM LINE UP FOR THE COMPETITION, SPOTLIGHT, VIEWPOINTS AND MIDNIGHT SECTIONS OF THE 16TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL APRIL 19-30
NEW YORK, New York – The feature films have been announced for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, across the following programs: Competition, including U.S. Narrative, Documentary, and International Narrative categories; Spotlight, supported by The Lincoln Motor Company, a selection of anticipated premieres from major talent; Viewpoints, which recognizes distinct voices in international and American independent filmmaking; and the popular Midnight Section, supported by EFFEN Vodka, featuring the best in psychological thriller, horror, sci-fi, and cult cinema.
The 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 19-30.
The Competition section features 32 films: 12 documentaries, 10 U.S. narratives and 10 international narratives. The Spotlight Narrative section features 15 fiction films, while 16 nonfiction films will premiere in the Spotlight Documentary section. The Midnight section features five heart-stopping narratives and one documentary premiere.
To honor Earth Day, which falls during the Festival, the programmers chose to highlight documentaries that focus on critical and timely issues that have an impact on the planet, including climate change, food waste, and animal extinction. Each of these films will screen on Earth Day, April 22, as well as throughout the Festival. This will be reflected in other sections of the festival programming as well, including VR and Tribeca N.O.W.
The 2017 feature-film program includes films from 28 countries, including 78 World Premieres, six International Premieres, six North American Premieres, two U.S. Premieres, and six New York Premieres.
This year, the films in competition will compete for cash prizes totaling $160,000, as well as artwork from the Artists Awards program, offering donated work from contemporary artists.
Ticket packages are on sale now, and single tickets will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, March 28.
The VR and Storyscapes selections will be announced today, March 3. In addition to the films announced today, the Festival will reveal the remaining feature-length films including Galas, the Closing Night Film, and Special Sections on March 7.
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Passes and tickets for the 2017 Festival
Advance selection ticket packages are now on sale. All advance selection packages can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets, or by telephone at 646-502-5296 or toll free at 866-941-3378.
Also available for purchase now is The Hudson Pass, an all access pass to screenings and talks taking place at BMCC, Regal, Cinepolis Chelsea, and SVA as well as full access to all events at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios, which includes VR and immersive projects, special screenings with music performances, and access to the lounges.
Single tickets cost $21 for evening and weekend screenings, $12 for weekday matinee screenings, $40 for Tribeca Talks panels and special screenings, $30 for Tribeca TV, and $40 for Tribeca Immersive. Single ticket sales begin Tuesday, March 28 and can be purchased online, by telephone, or at the ticket outlet located at Cinepolis Chelsea (260 W. 23rd Street). The 2017 Festival will offer ticket discounts on general screenings and Tribeca Talks panels for students, seniors and select downtown Manhattan residents. Discounted tickets are available at Ticket Outlet locations only.
Packages and passes are now available for purchase on the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival App, on:
Tickets for events at The Beacon Theatre and at Radio City Music Hall are available for purchase online only beginning March 21.
About the Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival is a cultural event for the new age of storytelling that brings together visionaries across industries and diverse audiences. It celebrates the power of storytelling in a variety of forms - from film to TV, VR to online work, and music to gaming. As a platform for creative expression, independent filmmaking, and immersive entertainment, Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators, curates innovative experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.
The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. With strong roots in independent film, the annual event has evolved into a destination for creativity, reimagines the cinematic experience, and explores how art can unite communities.