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Dramas to see at the Tribeca Film Fest

Some of the biggest movie stars at Tribeca can be found among the dramas featured at the festival. Jennifer Connelly ("Aloft"), Richard Gere ("Franny"), Sam Waterston and Glenn Close ("Anesthesia"), Anton Yelchin and Zoey Deschanel ("The Driftless Area"), Ethan Hawke ("Good Kill) and Lily Tomlin ("Grandma") are among the many luminaries represented. Oh, and there's a small, no-name actor Arnold Schwarzenegger headlining a zombie flick ("Maggie"), in a virtually unprecedented festival appearance.

These are some of the other notable dramas you'll find at the fest:

"Slow West"

This is a compelling Western that explores deep-rooted
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This is a compelling Western that explores deep-rooted love and devotion as it is played out against a primal fontier landscape, as a Scottish man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) travels with a hardened American guide (Michael Fassbender) to be reunited with the woman (Carren Pistorius) he loves in Colorado. More info and tickets.

"Mojave"

Oscar Isaac, one of the best and most
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Oscar Isaac, one of the best and most exciting actors around, headlines a thriller about a disaffected artist and a drifter set in the eponymous California desert, written and directed by the Oscar wining screenwriter William Monahan ("The Departed").More info and tickets.

"Far From Men"

Viggo Mortensen is one of the only actors
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Viggo Mortensen is one of the only actors around capable of doing a movie in Danish and Spanish (the recent "Jauja"), Elvish ("Lord of the Rings") and French (this film, about a friendship being tested during the Algerian War). That, alone, makes anything he does worth watching. More info and tickets.

"The Adderall Diaries"

?The ubiquitous James Franco never lets a film
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?The ubiquitous James Franco never lets a film festival pass without some sort of appearance. Here, he stars as an author with a drug problem who investigates a murder case. Co-starring Ed Harris, Amber Heard and others.More info and tickets.

"Meadowland"

Olivia Wilde is a serious, talented actress and
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Olivia Wilde is a serious, talented actress and she finally gets another chance to prove it in this drama, in which she co-stars with Luke Wilson star as a couple bereft with grief and despair after their son goes missing. More info and tickets.

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