TribecaFilmFestival_marqueeWhile the Tribeca Film Festival may not have the aura or attention as other festivals like Toronto or Telluride, it offers some of the most eclectic film choices on the beat from independent filmmakers.  With the festival getting ready to begin, we’ll be highlighting and providing a profile of some of the bigger, yet quiet films that will screen at the festival.  Last year the festival offered up a showing of Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, following its surprise Sundance Film Festival screening, as well as Hide Your Smiling Faces from Daniel Patrick Carbone, All is Bright (formerly called “Almost Christmas”) from Phil Morrison, and more.

Here are the details for four-time Emmy nominee Victor Levin’s feature film debut 5 to 7 with Anton Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe.  Early on in production Diane Kruger was attached to the project until she dropped due to scheduling conflicts.  Two reasons to continue to be excited are the two stars.  Anton Yelchin has continued to show progression in his choices over the years. He plays the popcorn crowd well with the “Star Trek” franchise but also offers up some insightful work in independent cinema like Like Crazy and Only Lovers Left Alive.  He’s also scheduled to have six projects opening in 2014.  When it comes to the sexy Bérénice Marlohe who the fanboys may remember prominently from Skyfall, she will also be offering up her chops in the upcoming Terrence Malick flick about the Austin music scene.   She’s a star ready to explode at any moment.

The film will also have the likes of veteran actors Frank Langella and Glenn Close.  Read the synopsis and credits down below:

5to7_movieFILM: 5 to 7

DIRECTOR: Victor Levin
WRITTEN BY: Victor Levin

STARS: Anton Yelchin, Olivia Thirlby, Bérénice Marlohe, Frank Langella, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson

SYNOPSIS: Outside the Manhattan St. Regis Hotel, aspiring young writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) first meets Arielle (Bérénice Marlohe), the sophisticated wife of a French Diplomat. Though she’s older, married, and the mother of two, Brian can’t help but be drawn to her and the two begin a cinq-a-sept affair. It’s a clash with his traditional values and his parents (Frank Langella and Glenn Close) can barely handle the news, but Brian couldn’t be more smitten. As the two fall deeper in love, Brian begins to wish for more than just the hours of five to seven and soon the two must face the most significant decision of their lives. An emotionally powerful debut from writer and director Victor Levin, who shows how hard you will fight for love when the odds are stacked against you.

No trailer has been released yet but we’re looking forward to it nonetheless.

Producer: Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Sam Englebardt, William Johnson
Editor: Matt Maddox
Cinematographer: Arnaud Potier
Executive Producer: David Greathouse, Ruth Mutch, Benjamin and Theresa Castellano-Wood
Composer: Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans
Co-Producer: Peter Pastorelli
Production Designer: Jeannine Oppewall
Costume Designer: Heidi Bivens
Casting By: Heidi Levitt, Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram

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Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.