Few images are seared into the American consciousness with the anger and clarity of the beating of Rodney King and the riots following his abusers’ acquittal. Twenty-five years later, Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin draw on archival news images and unseen footage to paint an in-depth portrait of those riots and the tempestuous relationship between Los Angeles’ African-American community and those charged with protecting it. |Read MoreDocumentary
One of the most celebrated and unique works in Philip Glass's recent career is his live interpretation of Jean Cocteau's masterpiece La Belle et la Bête. Not staged in New York City in over two decades, this special production is presented by The Town Hall and Tribeca in association with Pomegranate Arts, and features a Conversation with Philip Glass prior to the film. |Read MoreDrama, Music
Elliott Carter has lived in New York almost a century and describes his music as a reflection on modern democratic society, where people have to cooperate but keep their individuality. This revelatory portrait the man widely considered to be the greatest living composer was brilliantly created by Scheffer, who has also profiled Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, and the history of electronic music. |Read More
The quiet seaside life of two British sisters (Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith) is disrupted when they take in a stranger (Daniel Brühl, from Good Bye, Lenin!) who washes up on their shores in this bittersweet tale, an accomplished directorial debut for actor Charles Dance. A Roadside Attractions release.
A family favorite for 60 years, this animated romance follows the uptown cocker spaniel Lady, who falls for a fast-talking mutt from the other side of the tracks. But an unfortunate trip to the pound leaves her wondering just what it is about that Tramp. Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures. |Read MoreAnimation
Winner of five major prizes, including Best Film and Best Actress at the 2007 César Awards, France's equivalent of the Oscars®, this frankly sensual yet never vulgar film is based on the second of three versions of D.H. Lawrence's tale about an earthy passion that is both innocent and subversive. A Kino International Release. |Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s)
A fascinating portrait of drag artist Charles Busch from his humble beginnings performing in an East village storefront to his Broadway and film accomplishments. Interlaced with archival footage, interviews, and clips from a-never-before seen short directed by Busch himself. A must-see for any Charles Busch fan. |Read MoreDocumentary
When her family is threatened by violent criminals, a mother and son
must reconcile the past in order to save their home. Powerful performances by
Sissy Spacek and Troy Garity highlight this potent drama, also featuring Dave Matthews
and Rebecca Romijn.
Innovative creators Chris Milk and OK Go’s Damian Kulash invite pairs of participants into a wondrous environment where they can experience the joy of creating music through collaboration. In this virtual world, replete with magical music-making contraptions, friendly animals, robots, and audience members work together to create an original song. |Read MoreAnimation, Music, Tribeca Film Festival Alumni
It was called the "auction of the century." Following the death of fashion luminary Yves Saint Laurent, his partner in business and life Pierre Bergé makes the difficult decision to sell off their immense collection of precious art. This luxuriant documentary uses their beautiful possessions as the puzzle pieces to form an equally beautiful portrait of the private world of an icon and the man who loved him. |Read MoreDocumentary
The Odd Couple takes its show on the road in this charming tale of shy Colin and blowhard Mitch, two former brothers-in-law on a vacation to Iceland to liven up their retirement years. Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz paint a lively picture of the twilight years as these two colorful characters skip from visiting lighthouses to lighting spliffs across dramatic Icelandic vistas. Abandon any skepticism you may harbor about the exciting lives of traveling septuagenarians. |Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships
"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton's dictum applies neatly to this compelling, satirical political drama. Ralph Fiennes stars as a soldier who switches sides to help dissident political prisoner Donald Sutherland overthrow a brutal dictator. But will power still manage to trump morality? |Read MoreDrama
L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Interrogate witnesses, search for clues, and chase down suspects as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Tribeca Talks: Join us for a conversation about the video game, the technology behind it, and narrative and action in this medium. Moderated by Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, and Rockstar Games.. |Read MoreThriller
When director Jonathan VanBallenberghe turned thirty-six, he realized that he had been addicted to gambling for a third of his life. To end the problem once and for all, he entered into psychotherapy and made this documentary about the experience. Lapse portrays the fractured state of mind of a person in the grip of a gambling addiction. Its narration and dialogue were recorded during VanBallenberghe’s own psychotherapy sessions. |Read MoreDocumentary