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Actor/director Sydney Pollack's thriller The Interpreter is set to open the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival on April 19. Starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, the pic is the first film to ever shoot in the New York headquartes of the United Nations.

Festival director Peter Scarlett announced Tuesday that this year's outing has expanded its dates and schedule, and will show 250 films from April 19-May 1. 60 of those films are world premieres, and about half are American indies. The … uh … eclectic awards jury will include actors Alan Cumming, Griffin Dunne and Alfred Molina, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Desperate housewife Teri Hatcher, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, retired newsman Tom Brokaw, and multi-mogul Damon Dash. Stare at the press release for hours at tribecafilmfestival.org.

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