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Speed Racer Finishing Last at Tribeca

Emile Hirsch in Speed Racer, closing the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival (Photo: Warner Bros.)

By S.T. VanAirsdale

Word over the transom today at Reeler HQ said the world premiere of the Wachowskis' live-action Speed Racer will close the Tribeca Film Festival on May 6. The date fits conveniently with the film's wide release on May 9; the news comes less than a week after the fest's official announcement of Baby Mama as its opening-night film April 23. I also hear limited public tickets will be available for the closing-night screening. Reps for the festival and Warner Bros. did not respond to requests for comment.

Also reportedly having their world premieres at Tribeca are I Am Because We Are, the Madonna-produced documentary about orphans of the AIDS epidemic in Malawi, and Mariah Carey's new starring vehicle Tennessee (which she told MTV's Total Request Live last month would premiere at Tribeca). Complete program information is expected from the festival throughout this week; we'll have it for you as it becomes available.

Posted at March 10, 2008 3:18 PM

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Based on the classic 1960's Japanese animated series chronicling the aspirations of a young race car driver as he attempts to obtain glory, with the help of his family and the Mach 5, the advanced car created by his father.

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