Maine filmmaker Ryan Spindell has had his short film accepted into the lineup of the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.

This year’s 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place in New York City from April 17 through April 28. Spindell, from Portland, was co-director of a film called “The Root of the Problem,” which will be shown at the festival as part of the short film lineup.

The film, set in 1950s suburbia, follows a reluctant housewife who suspects the local dentist of hiding a terrible secret.

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