The Tribeca Film Festival was first launched back in 2002, founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, and Craig Hatkoff. And this effectively marks the first time that Tribeca Film is crossing the Atlantic, distributing its first six films on our shores through VOD.
Greetings from Tim Buckley has rolled out across the UK through VOD as of yesterday, April 16th, coinciding with the film’s digital release in the US, ahead of its theatrical release next month.
In 1991, a young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley) rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff forms a friendship with an enigmatic young woman (Imogen Poots) working at the show and begins to discover the powerful potential of his own musical voice. Greetings from Tim Buckley is filled with stirring musical performances and the memorable songs of a father and son who were each among the most beloved singer/songwriters of their respective generations.
A presentation of Focus World, the alternative distribution label of Focus Features, and Tribeca Film.
Penn Badgley takes the leading role here as the young Jeff Buckley, starring opposite Imogen Poots. And the two are joined by Ben Rosenfield, Frank Wood, William Sadler, and singer-turned-actress Kate Nash.
Algrant (People I Know) is directing from a script he co-wrote with newcomers David Brendel and Emma Sheanshang.
Tribeca Film will also be releasing a further five films, including Supporting Characters, Fresh Meat, Rubberneck, Monogamy, and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.
The films will be made available across multi-platforms, including Virgin Media, iTunes, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Greetings from Tim Buckley is now available to watch through VOD in the US, as well as here in the UK for the next eight weeks. Its US theatrical release date will soon follow on May 3rd. To get you in the mood, here’s the brilliant new trailer we saw earlier in the month.