Unless you're a cinephile or live in New York City, odds are you haven't heard much about the Tribeca Film Festival. Launched back in 2002 by Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and real estate investor Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca began, at least in part, to help revitalize the downtown Manhattan community after the devastation of 9/11 terrorist attacks.

While the festival is mostly known for showcasing smaller independents, it has had the opportunity to premiere some major studio releases over the years, like "The Avengers" and "Spider-Man 3." Though this year's festivities -- taking place from April 17 - 28 -- are devoid of any superhero epics, the schedule still features a diverse list of small films starring some of your favorite actors, from Julianne Moore to Paul Rudd to John Cusack.

Below, we've rounded up a few of the movies on the Tribeca slate this year that star big names. Make sure to keep an eye on Moviefone all week for interviews, red carpet galleries, and more from this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

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