Gotham Screen 2009 Film Festival Line Up Announced

The program line-up for the 2009 Gotham Screen Film Festival in New York has now been announced, and tickets are available for sale online.

New York, NY, October 20, 2009 --( Gotham Screen 3rd Annual Film Festival & Screenplay Contest

The third annual Gotham Screen Film Festival unspools at the Tribeca Cinemas this week with six days of screenings and events, featuring independent feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world. A first glimpse at the highlights of this year's lineup:

Opening Night Premiere: 
"Loft" Belgium 2008 - Thursday, October 21st , 8:30pm

A sexy Belgian thriller, starring Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Veerle Baetens, Laura Verlinden and An Miller; Dir.: Erik Van Looy. U.S. Premiere.

Closing Night Premiere: 
"The Understudy" US 2008- Sunday, October 25th, 7:30pm

A cool New York comedy, starring Marin Ireland, Paul Sparks, Aasif Mandvi, Richard Kind, Tom Wopat, Gloria Reuben, Reiko Aylesworth; Dir: David Conolly & Hannah Davis. New York Premiere.

Special Screening: 
"The Belgrade Phantom" Serbia 2008- Saturday, October 24th, 9pm
A “Fast and Furious’ for the Socialist era” at the end of the 70s, 
starring Milutin Milošević, Radoslav Milenković, Marko Ĺ˝ivić, Nada Macankovic; Dir: Jovan Todorović. U.S. Premiere.

Live Staged Reading: Tuesday, October 20th, 7:30pm
A selection of excerpts from finalists for the Circleframe Award of the
Gotham Screen screenplay contest are performed live on stage. Free Event.

The festival will take place at the Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan, from October 20th thru 25th. Tickets are now on sale at

Festival Dates: Tuesday, October 20th, 2008 - Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Location: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street (at Laight), New York, NY 10013

For all inquiries and ticket sales, please go to the festival website at

For all press and industry inquiries please contact:
Stacey Burgay - / 212-693-5500

Gotham Screen
Alex Kaed