The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival to Close 10th Edition with Newlyweds


The Tribeca Film Festival will be closing its 10th edition with the world premiere of my new film, Newlyweds. The film will premiere Saturday, April 30, at BMCC TPAC.

Newlyweds is the tenth film that I have written and directed and the sixth to premiere at TFF. The film, which was shot almost exclusively in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood, is a chronicle of modern marriage, pointing out an essential truth: When you get married, you’re not just getting a husband or wife—you’re getting the family, the friends, and even the exes. The film tracks a newly wedded couple whose honeymoon period is upended by the arrival of the husband’s wild-child baby sister and the crumbling marriage of the wife’s meddlesome sister. The cast includes myself, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett and Kerry Bishé. I produced the film with producing partner Aaron Lubin and William Rexer. Mike Harrop served as executive producer.

Tribeca is my home in every sense – it’s where I live, and it’s also the place where I have been so proud to show my work. 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.