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Tribeca taps "Dahmer" for 2017 lineup

Excerpt from "My Friend Dahmer" by Derf Backderf

Derf by the mural he drew on the walls of his bedroom as a teen

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has named 82 of the 98 features for this year’s event. The films are listed under the categories of Spotlight, Viewpoints and Midnight as well as an array of narratives, shorts and documentaries. Special screenings, gala titles and the closing night activities have yet to be announced.

Based on the graphic novel by Cleveland artist Derf Backderf, "My Friend Dahmer," written and directed by Marc Meyers, will be screened as part of the Viewpoints category.

Per Variety:

"This year, the festival’s organizers opted to cut the total number of titles by 20 percent. 'Over the past few years, the festival has grown in a lot of ways and a lot of different directions, and there was an opportunity to think about ways to stay focused and curated in all of our slates,' said Cara Cusumano, Tribeca’s director of programming."

Further reading: Q & A with "My Friend Dahmer" author Derf Backderf

The festival runs April 19 – 30 in New York.
 
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