Lavender to get world bow at Tribeca

Ed Gass-Donnelly's latest feature will screen with two other Canadian copros at the New York City festival.
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Writer/director Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Lavender will have its world bow at the Tribeca Film Festival, with two Canadian copros also added to the lineup.

Lavender will be one of 18 narrative films to screen in the festival’s Spotlight section. The film was co-written by Gass-Donnelly and Colin Frizzel, and stars  Diego Klattenhoff, Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney and Justin Long. The film tells the story of a photographer named Jane who loses her memory after a car accident and risks everything to piece together and confront her past. Lavender is produced by 3 Legged Dog Films and South Creek Pictures, financed and sold internationally by AMBI and is being distributed in Canada by PNP.

Also screening in the Spotlight section is Pistol Shrimps, directed and written by Brent Hudge. The documentary is a USA/Canada copro, and will also have its world premiere at the festival. The project follows an eclectic group of women who play in a rec basketball league in L.A., focusing on a team of actresses called the Pistol Shrimps.

Ghostheads (Canada/USA), from director and writer Brendan Mertens, will screen in the Work in Progress section. The documentary looks at the faces of Ghostbusters fandom as the franchise approaches its 30th anniversary. The doc includes interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Sigourney Weaver and Paul Feig.

The 15th edition of the New York City-based festival will take place from April 13 to April 24.

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