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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, on March 28 announced thatÂ Marvel’s The Avengers, presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, will close its 11th edition onÂ Saturday, April 28. Closing night will take place at Tribeca BMCC PAC and is sponsored byÂ BOMBAYÂ SAPPHIREÂ Gin.
Honoring the spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, the screening will allow the opportunity forÂ Marvel’s The AvengersÂ to celebrate everyday heroes from police agencies, fire departments, first responders and various branches of the U.S. military.Â These local heroes will have an opportunity to attend the screening and meet the cast.
Marvel Studios’ producerÂ Kevin FeigeÂ says, “We are proud thatÂ Marvel’s The AvengersÂ is the closing film of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and we are excited to welcome local heroes to the screening as special guests. We all know and love our iconic Super Heroes, but when it really counts, it’s our real-life heroes who save the world every day by making it a better place for all of us.”
StarringÂ Robert Downey Jr.,Â Chris Evans,Â Mark Ruffalo,Â Chris Hemsworth,Â Scarlett Johansson,Â Jeremy RennerÂ andÂ Tom Hiddleston, withÂ Stellan SkarsgardÂ andÂ Samuel L. JacksonÂ asÂ Nick Fury, and directed byÂ Joss Whedon,Â Marvel’s The AvengersÂ is an engaging, character-driven story packed with action, adventure and special effects.
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security,Â Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins to assemble the iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow.
Marvel’s The AvengersÂ is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
“Marvel’s The AvengersÂ is an exciting ride that absolutely transports audiences,” saidÂ Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “It is the perfect way to end our 11th Festival.”
Comments directorÂ Joss Whedon, “Showing at Tribeca is both an honor and a double homecomingÂ for me, who grew up inÂ Manhattan, and for the movie, which wrapped production there. Â I’m thoroughly psyched to be closing the festival with our intimate little think-piece.”
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is produced by Marvel Studios’ Producer Kevin Feige and executive produced byAlan Fine,Â Jon Favreau,Â Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito,Â Patricia Whitcher,Â Victoria AlonsoÂ andÂ Jeremy Latcham. The story is byÂ Zak PennÂ andÂ Joss Whedon, and the screenplay is byÂ Joss Whedon. The film releasesÂ May 4, 2012, andÂ is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place fromÂ April 18-29, 2012.
VisitÂ www.tribecafilm.com/festivalÂ for more information about TFF’s 2012 programs and the full line-up of films.
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