The eagerly-anticipated Tribeca Film Festival begins in New York this week, but now, for the first time ever, UK film fans can experience the same thrills and spills as American moviegoers, thanks to Virgin Movies. From today, Virgin Media customers can watch an exclusive slate of six fantastic films direct from Tribeca without even leaving their sofa.
"American audiences have really enjoyed being able to participate in the Festival experience, not just in New York but from all over the country," says Robert De Niro, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. "We are excited to bring these films and the excitement of Tribeca to homes across the UK."
We're serving up six brilliant films - detailed below - whisked straight from the streets of Tribeca to your Virgin TV. To watch the likes of Greetings From Tim Buckley, simply visit your Home screen, go to Catch Up & On Demand, then Movies, then browse the Tribeca Film folder. All films are available in HD and cost just £4.99 each.
Check out the films available below, then watch them immediately on your Virgin TV: the best of American entertainment in the comfort of your own home!
Greetings From Tim Buckley (15)
Directed by: Daniel Algrant
"Like father, like son" is a demanding expression for someone who never knew his dad. When young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl) is asked to participate in a tribute concert for his late musician father Tim, music opens his eyes to the artistic legacy that he is destined to follow. Rising British star Imogen Poots co-stars in this quiet and powerful tribute to those legends sustained by admiration, love and, in this case, beautiful music.
Fresh Meat (18)
Directed by: Danny Mulheron
After a poorly executed escape from the police, a gang of dysfunctional criminals flees to the suburbs and gets more than it bargained for when it crash lands in the garage of a Maori family whose refined palates have developed a taste for human flesh. This action-packed horror comedy tells a blood-spattered tale of basement butchery and shifting allegiances as these unlikely adversaries enter a deadly showdown.
Supporting Characters (15)
Directed by: Daniel Schechter
Best friends Nick (Alex Karpovsky) and Darryl (co-writer Tarik Lowe) are a New York film editing duo hired to salvage a botched comedy from a manic director (Kevin Corrigan, Pineapple Express) gone AWOL. But what starts as a simple job quickly sends their relationships—with their significant others and each other—reeling. Amidst trouble with his fiancée (Sophia Takal, V/H/S), Nick finds himself falling for the film's flirtatious ingénue (Arielle Kebbel, 90210); Darryl, meanwhile, struggles to focus on his editing work in between fights with his tempestuous girlfriend (Melonie Diaz, Be Kind Rewind). With real humor and heart, Supporting Characters offers a sharp, knowing take on life and love in the big city.
The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia (15)
Directed by: Julian Nitzberg
From executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) – A shocking, eccentric and often moving year-in-the-life documentary about the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia. Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, and tap-dancing — what do these all have in common? These are all part of a day with the White family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary Dancing Outlaw.
Directed by: Dana Adam Shapiro
Increasingly anxious about his impending marriage to Nat (Rashida Jones) and thoroughly bored with his day job as a wedding photographer, Theo (Chris Messina) establishes a hobby: he's hired by clients to clandestinely snap voyeuristic photos of them as they go about their days. Things go smoothly until a sexy exhibitionist (Meital Dohan) leads him into an all-consuming obsession. As Theo stalks her day and night, the woman's mysterious public trysts send him reeling, forcing him to confront uncomfortable truths about his sex life at home. Monogamy is an acutely observed portrait of a relationship on the brink, a timely tale of masculinity tested by fantasy and fear of commitment.
Directed by: Alex Karpovsky
Months after a weekend fling, Boston research scientist Paul (Alex Karpovsky from TV's Girls) continues to lust after his beautiful coworker Danielle (Jamie Ray Newman), nurturing his fantasies with the occasional polite exchange at work. But once she starts dating another scientist at their lab, his infatuation quickly turns into obsession – and he finds himself unable to control his desires. A slow-burn character study-turned-psychosexual thriller, co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, Rubberneck is a chillingly believable story of workplace romance gone wrong.
To watch these Tribeca movies and more, simply hit 'Home' on your Virgin Media TV, visit 'Catch Up & On Demand' and browse the Movies folder. Enjoy!