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SHOWING 214 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2008
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BITTER & TWISTED

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Christopher Weekes
  • Country: Australia
This quirky, multidimensional drama of longing and loss starts with the death of a young man and flashes forward three years to assess the toll it took on his parents, brother, and ex-girlfriend. A vivid style and nuanced performances add an unusual charm to this confident debut. |Read More
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BOY A

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: John Crowley
  • Country: U.K.
A former juvenile offender released from prison after 14 years reenters society with the help of his counselor. Newcomer Andrew Garfield gives a stunning performance as the hesitant 24-year-old who must catch up with his peers while keeping his past a secret. |Read More
Drama, Crime
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Returning to the Tribeca Film Festival for a second time is Grammy-nominated music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who owns Chop Shop Music Supervision and recently launched her music label Chop Shop Records. Patsavas will curate Breaking the Band, an exclusive live music showcase featuring The Hold Steady, The Virgins, Republic Tigers, and Bad Veins on Friday, May 2 at Webster Hall. |Read More
Music
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CALLER

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Richard Ledes
  • Country: USA
Frank Langella gives a tour-de-force performance as an energy executive who tries to expose his corporation's corrupt practices in this quiet yet chilling neo-noir thriller. He hires a private investigator (Elliott Gould) to forward his efforts, but who is investigating whom?

Following the May 2nd screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! |Read More
Drama, Crime
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CELIA THE QUEEN

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Mario de Varona and Joe Cardona
  • Country: USA
¡Azúcar! The voice of Celia Cruz, arguably the most influential woman in Cuban music, symbolized the soul of a nation and forced down barriers of racism and sexism. She radiates on screen as her legacy is revisited in this intimate and inspiring documentary. |Read More
Documentary, Music
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CHARLY

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Isild Le Besco
  • Country: France
Tramping toward the sea, 14-year-old Nicolas crosses paths with Charly, a tough girl who takes him into her mobile home, where an unusual domestic arrangement evolves. As in her brilliant debut ½ Price (TFF '04), Le Besco movingly depicts a world without adults. |Read More
Female Director(s)
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CHEVOLUTION

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Trisha Ziff and Luis Lopez
  • Country: USA
How did the iconic image of Che Guevara end up on beer bottles and bikinis? This inquiry into the ethics and aesthetics of appropriation investigates how the enduring symbol of Cuba's revolution skyrocketed to fame and was ultimately devoured by its own worst enemy: capitalism. |Read More
Documentary

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