The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tonight with Woody Allen's latest, Whatever Works, starring Larry David. There's two great neurotic comedy minds! It also stars Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, and Evan Rachel Wood. After tonight's world premiere, it officially opens June 19 in New York and Los Angeles.
Funny films featuring funny people: Hysterical Psycho, a horror spoof directed by Dan Fogler and starring Lennon Parham, among others; Black Dynamite, the blaxploitation spoof from Ars Nova that features Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Nicole Sullivan and Baron Vaughn; mockumentary Midgets vs. Mascots, with Gary Coleman and Bob Bledsoe, among others; My Life in Ruins, which features Rachel Dratch and Harland Williams, among others; and Stay Cool, by the guys who brought forth Twin Falls, Idaho, includes Chevy Chase. Of course, there are plenty of other dramedies, quirky films and satires on the schedule. If I get to see any of these, I'll be sure to let you know.