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Younger, created and executive produced by Darren Starr, follows Liza (Sutton Foster), a talented and aspiring editor in the highly competitive world of publishing. As Liza’s personal and professional lives have become intertwined, she has juggled the complications and faced the consequences of the lie she created about her age to land her dream job. Featuring two-time Tony® Award-winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard, and Charles Michael Davis.
After the Screening: A conversation with executive producer Darren Star, and cast members Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard, and Charles Michael Davis. Moderated by Breanne Heldman (Entertainment Weekly / People).
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts captures the momentous rise of RuPaul’s Drag Race breakout queen Trixie. As the charming drag persona of Milwaukee-raised Brian Firkus, Trixie does it all; headlining a live tour in Great Britain while filming Drag Race All Stars, managing personal projects, family issues, and recording a new album. An unexpected fallout with close friend and web series co-star Katya Zamolodchikova injects a bittersweet undercurrent to Trixie’s professional and personal success. Behind the scenes, Firkus reflects on the joys and challenges of being Trixie.
Director Nick Zeig-Owens artfully synthesize all of Trixie’s fabulous projects and conflicting feelings into a highly charged film experience. With humor and catharsis in each performance, Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts is a raw and deeply personal portrait of the pitfalls of success and the endless churn of being a professional performer.
After the Premiere Screening: a special performance by Drag Race All-Star Trixie Mattel.
Queen Latifah is a critically acclaimed and award winning musician, actor, label president, author and entrepreneur. The first hip-hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Latifah has had immeasurable success in music and acting; she has received Grammy®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® awards for work, as well as an Academy Award® nomination for her portrayal of Mama Morton in Chicago. The trailblazing, Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and director Dee Rees, who directed Latifah to a SAG award for her role in the HBO film Bessie, will join Latifah in conversation to discuss her extraordinary and multifaceted career. Together, these two remarkable storytellers will cover Latifah’s creative journey from musician to actor to entrepreneur, and how she is using her influence to mentor and uplift diverse female filmmakers in order to accelerate gender and racial equality behind the camera.
Following the talk will be the debut of The Queen Collective short documentaries (Ballet After Dark and If There Is Light). The Queen Collective is a program developed in partnership with Procter & Gamble and Queen Latifah with Flavor Unit Entertainment, aimed at accelerating gender and racial equality behind the camera. Created by diverse young women – these short films inspire positive social change and embody Procter and Gamble’s commitment to supporting gender and racial equity, on-screen and behind the scenes.
Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation.
After the Screening: A conversation with cast members Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson and Jessie Buckley, writer Craig Mazin, and director Johan Renck Moderated by Chris Bonanos (NY Mag / Vulture).
From the mind of multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan, The Wrong Man is an animated concept film centered around a love affair gone terribly wrong. From his holding cell on death row, the protagonist, Duran, recounts the events of his life that lead to his dreadful predicament. Set in Reno, Duran encounters the mysterious and beautiful Mariana and the two spend a passionate night together. Mariana becomes pregnant with Duran’s child, and her abusive ex-husband, insane with rage, kills her and frames Duran. Inevitably, Duran’s life spirals out of control. Wrongfully convicted, he laments his new reality as he accepts his fate.
Developed over the last 10 years by Golan, The Wrong Man uses poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and evocative animation to weave this tragedy of the common man. With his lush voice and gentle chords, Golan deftly conveys the despair and frustration of those who experience injustice.
After the Screening: A conversation with director and acclaimed songwriter Ross Golan, director John Hwan, CEO of Lava Records and board member of The Innocence Project Jason Flom, and social justice advocates Noura Jackson and Yusef Salam.
Jaron Lanier, a celebrated writer, computer scientist, musician, is frequently cited for his pioneering work in Virtual Reality. He is known for charting a humanistic approach to technology appreciation and criticism, wrote books including Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, has consulted on films such as Minority Report and The Circle, and created music with Philip Glass and T Bone Burnett. Lanier takes a singular approach to the intersection between technology and the arts, evidenced by his significant creative output. In this enticing talk, he discusses his dynamic and prolific career while illustrating the powerful connection between science, music, and storytelling.The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Theater from ChasePASSED
Twenty-five years after its finale, the cast and creator of the groundbreaking sketch comedy show In Living Color will reunite to reflect on the Emmy Award-winning show that upended the landscape of television comedy and launched the careers of some of the greatest entertainers of our time. Following a screening of the pilot episode of In Living Color, the series creator and stars will come together to celebrate the show’s immeasurable influence and illuminate how the show continues to be equal parts subversive and hilarious.
After the Screening: A conversation with creator and star Keenen Ivory Wayans, and co-stars Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, and David Alan Grier. Moderated by Aisha Harris (New York Times).
Dr. Ruth Westheimer began her career in media as a radio personality on 1980’s Sexually Speaking. An unexpected hit, the show catapulted Westheimer into an unlikely celebrity career, where she promoted a positive and transparent dialogue around sex and revolutionized the way people understand sexuality. But even after helping so many others, few know Westheimer’s own story. Born in 1928 in Germany as the only child of Orthodox Jews, Dr. Ruth escaped the Holocaust as a child, eventually emigrating to the United States in the 1950s. Her own experiences with love, sex, and loss are revealed to have shaped the distinctive character we all know today.
Ryan White’s (The Keepers, Good Ol’ Freda) affectionate bio-doc showcases Dr. Ruth’s indelible charm and no-nonsense approach to her life’s work, while also exposing a more vulnerable side to the legendary sex therapist. Now approaching 91, Dr. Ruth reflects on her own painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
After the Premiere Screening: a conversation with director Ryan White and subject Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Moderated by Columbia University Film Professor Annette Insdorf.
Four years ago, the pilot episode of Mr. Robot had its New York premiere at Tribeca. Now the Golden Globe- and Emmy Award®-winning series returns for a special celebration of the show and a look ahead to its fourth and final season. Join Academy Award® winner Rami Malek, Golden Globe® Award winner Christian Slater, co-star Carly Chaikin and series-creator Sam Esmail, as they look back on three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series – and share new and exclusive information about what to expect when the show returns.
Tribeca Talk: A conversation with stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin and creator Sam Esmail Moderated by Scott Feinberg (The Hollywood Reporter).
When business partners John Roberts and Joel Rosenman floated the idea of hosting an opening day party with live music to celebrate their new recording studio in Woodstock, New York, they had no idea what it would eventually become: a pilgrimage of 500,000 like-minded radicals and hippies to Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, where they would find spiritual reassurance and release in a celebration of freedom.
50 years later, Barak Goodman’s electric retelling of the three-day music festival captures the zeitgeist of the time. Structured faithfully around audio testimony from attendees, Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation focuses not just on how it all came to be, despite enormous challenges, but how it felt for it to happen: an endless traffic backup was elevated to a communal experience, and a food shortage became a collaboration rather than a disaster. The incredible performances spotlighted in the film, from Jimi Hendrix to Joan Baez to Crosby, Stills, and Nash—form the backdrop to what is fundamentally the audience’s story. Woodstock takes us all back to a time and a place now captured in a time capsule, but also reminds us of the immediacy that love, music and shared experience can elicit.
The man, the brand, and the legendary downfall of iconic designer Halston, are poignantly portrayed in TFF alum filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng’s (Dior and I) documentary. Artfully framed in a narrative recreation starring Tavi Gevinson, we begin the story of Roy Halston in his early days as the go-to milliner for the rich and famous, most notably as the designer of Jackie Kennedy’s sensational pillbox hat. Eventually transitioning to sleek, bias-cut women’s wear unlike anything the fashion world had seen, Halston opens his iconic Madison Avenue boutique in 1968. From there, his popularity skyrockets to such epic proportions that his name seems to touch almost every piece of clothing and home good on the market—only to crash and burn, as those who find his mass market approach passé abandon him.
But beneath this infamous story of success—and Halston’s tempestuous personality—Tcheng digs into the man himself. Most foundationally, he details his clan of legendary models, clients, and lovers, as well as members of his own beloved biological family, represented here in archival footage from the years of his reign. Those familiar with the name but not the details will find the designer’s fascinating story a richly entertaining window into fashion, commerce, and human foible.
To confront a resurgence of faith-based anti-LGBTQ laws brought about in the Trump era, Conductor Tim Seelig leads 300 singers of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on a bus tour of the deep south, showcasing fine music, confronting political and religious intolerance, and challenging his own troubled past with the church. Joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, they bring a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities often on the frontlines against intolerance.
The roadtrip forces Seelig and a handful of other Chorus members who fled the south to confront their own fears, pain, and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation. In a time of great divide in this country, director David Charles reveals a timely, relevant, and musical exploration of LGBT issues that both challenges and reinforces notions surrounding the South.
After the Premiere Screening: a special performance by The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.
While Bob Marley may be most closely associated with the heyday of reggae music, there are others who did not achieve international stardom, ones who remain popular in Jamaica and among reggae fans, singers and songwriters who maintain the spiritual and social values reflected in their music from the 70s and 80s. Now they will once again sing about those values, as relevant as ever, on an international tour. Inna de Yard captures the musicians—among them Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, and Cedric Myton—as they reacquaint, swap stories, and talk of their lives as they rehearse in a studio in the hills above Kingston in a house adorned with hundreds of old LPs and 45s from back in the day.
Director Peter Webber spends time with them individually—also getting thoughts from singer Judy Mowatt—and it is clear the joyous, infectious music they are about to perform is much more than some sort of nostalgia trip. Inna de Yard captures the ongoing relevance of reggae, social values, and the music’s passion to revitalize an older generation while passing it on to younger listeners.
After the Premiere Screening: A special performance by reggae legend Ken Boothe.
Questlove is an iconic drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and, as a member of The Roots, the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this five-time Grammy Award®-winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo and Eminem to Jay-Z. Joining Questlove in conversation is groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Boots Riley, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the hip-hop group The Coup as well as the writer and director of the acclaimed, revolutionary breakout film Sorry to Bother You. Together, these visionary artists will discuss their boundless and eclectic careers.The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Theater from ChasePASSED
Tuca & Bertie is an animated comedy series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. It features Tuca(Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, carefree toucan, and Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird.
After the Screening: A conversation with stars Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish, and creator Lisa Hanawalt Moderated by Caroline Framke (Variety).
As hip hop music was taking off in the late 80s and 90s, associated fashion trends and styles were also making their voice heard. And both were largely dominated by men. But as the voices of Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, and Lil’ Kim grew louder, so too did the influence of their female designers and stylists working behind the scenes.
The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion takes a look at the journeys of fashion architect Misa Hylton and streetwear designer April Walker, among others, who grabbed a foothold in hip hop fashion and never let go. The film focuses on the cultural impact these talented women and Dapper Dan and Kerby Jean-Raymond have made in the fashion world, from iconic looks styled in influential music videos to their global cultural impact.
After the Premiere Screening: A special musical performance inspired by the film.
Artist Prune Nourry has spent her working life exploring issues around the human body. At the tender age of 31, Prune is diagnosed with breast cancer and she starts documenting her treatment and its effect on her own body, turning her medical odyssey into an epic artistic adventure — and feature documentary film Serendipity — discovering new meaning in her body of work and its curious relationship to her illness. Join us for a multisensory evening of film, food and conversation that explores the many themes of Prune’s work and opens up a dialogue about narrative medicine.
After the Screening: A conversation with Director and Artist Prune Nourry, Columbia University Professor and author Rita Charon, and more. Afterwards, join us for drinks and bites inspired by the work of Prune Nourry.
Tribeca Celebrates Pride is a one-day event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and provoking reflection on what this milestone means for us as a community.
Intended to supplement the LGBTQ+ content playing across the festival, this day is dedicated to the visibility of all the identities within the queer family. The empowering program includes notable LGBTQ+ public figures as guest speakers and a series of topical panel discussions with queer luminaries and thought leaders. You'll hear established filmmakers share their stories and then meet the next generation of emerging voices with a screening of new LGBTQ+ short films.
The Tribeca team believes in celebrating activism in the arts. At last year’s festival we paid tribute to the women of Time’s Up and this year we are dedicated to bringing queer and allied New Yorkers together for an uplifting experience that exemplifies how fostering LGBTQ+ culture plays a role in moving society forward and creating a better tomorrow.
Join us later that night for the World Premiere of must-see Wigstock documentary Wig , followed by a drag show. (This is a separately ticketed event)
MORNING SESSION (10am-1pm)
Guest Speakers: Neil Patrick Harris | Asia Kate Dillon | Rivianna Hyatt on behalf of True Colors United
Conversations: Activism Through The Ages | Who Gets To Tell Whose Story | From Persecution To Asylum| Representing Hollywood
Screening: Stanley Stellar: Here For This Reason
AFTERNOON SESSION (1:30pm-6pm)
Guest Speakers: John Cameron Mitchell | Patti Harrison | Zackary Drucker | Kathy Tu & Tobin Low of WNYC’s Nancy podcast | Laura A. Jacobs on behalf of Callen Lorde
Conversations: Being A Multihyphenate | Queering The Industry | Out On Screen | Out In Sports | Out In Office
Screenings: I Think She Likes You, Momster, Ponyboi, Black Hat, Carlito Leaves Forever, Framing AgnesThe Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Theater from ChasePASSED
Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in New York City for almost 20 years. Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered from the Pyramid Club in the East Village to Tompkins Square Park and staged an impromptu drag show in the bandshell. This would soon become an annual drag bacchanal that lasted up until 2001. And now, Lady Bunny has brought it back. This past summer, the festival returned, bringing together legendary queens with some of the new children of drag, into one of the largest drag performances ever staged.
Wig explores the origins and the influence of the historic festival through rich archival footage, as well as provides a look into the contemporary drag movement that the festival served as a foundation for. Wig is a celebration of New York drag culture, and those personalities and performances that contribute to the ways we understand queerness, art, and identity today.
After the Premiere Screening: A special drag performance hosted by legendary drag queen Lady Bunny.