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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that Freaknomics will serve as the closing gala of the festival on April 30. Freaknomics is a documentary that was based on the bestseller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Exposes the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. It melds pop culture with economics, and examines economics in such diverse subject matter as legalized abotion, drug dealing, education, and naming children. The film is directed by an array of critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers: Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong).

In addition, the festival will also host a gala premiere for Gary Winicks Letters to Juliet on April 25, which stars Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) and Vanessa Redgrave, and My Own Love Song which is the English language debut from Olivier Dahan, director of La Vie En Rose.

Visit tribecafilm.com for more information about these films, and the entire TFF line-up.

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