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  • Release Year: 1965
  • Runtime: 200 minutes
  • Directed By: David Lean
  • Country: USA, U.K.
David Lean's romantic Russian Revolution epic, adapted from Boris Pasternak's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, captured five Academy Awards® (including best adapted screenplay) and five additional nominations after its 1965 release. In honor of its 45th anniversary, we welcome a magnificent state-of-the-art restoration of Doctor Zhivago, shown theatrically for the first time at Tribeca and available from Warner Home Video on Blu-ray disc May 4. Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, and Tom Courtenay star. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Country: USA
A man lives without a heartbeat. A facility harvests garbage for energy. A paraplegic sails the English Channel alone. Nine three-minute films from directors Jessica Yu, Nelson George, Michèle Ohayon, and more tell the amazing stories of innovators making our world a better place. Join us for this unique program of short films, including four world premieres, followed by a Q+A with select FOCUS FORWARD filmmakers. |Read More


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 More


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Jonathan Hock
  • Country: USA
Shoni Schimmel, a Umatilla Indian and one of the best high school basketball players in the country, dreams of being the first from her tribe to get a college scholarship. Shoni and her mother/coach Ceci battle together to redeem generations of struggle for their family and their people, but her hoop dreams are threatened after her family leaves the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

After the Movie (4/26, 6:30 only): Join director Jonathan Hock, executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, and Eileen O'Neill, Group President of Discovery & TLC Networks, and others for a discussion about the pressures on elite high school athletes and Shoni Schimmel's challenging journey as a Native American female athlete into the college sports arena. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger.. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 64 minutes
  • Directed By: Kayambi Musafiri, Dusabejambo Marie Clementine, and Jean Luc Habyarimana
  • Country: Rwanda
This series of short films from three emerging Rwandan filmmakers examines the theme of reconciliation from the perspective of young people who lived through one of the world's worst atrocities. All three directors are members of the Almond Tree Films Collective in Rwanda, which was founded by American filmmaker and TFF Alum Lee Isaac Chung following production of his feature Munyurangabo in Kigali. |Read More
This eclectic shorts program showcases winners of the Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award and the 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival, created to celebrate and reward the very best in international independent short filmmaking. Chaired by film-world luminaries Richard Linklater, Sally Potter, Jean-Pierre Bekoto, Annie Sundberg, Eric Watson, Jason Wishnow, and Carlos Battilana, the screening is scheduled to include winners and runners-up in four categories: Narrative Shorts (story-based, fictional, live-action films in any genre); Animation (stop-motion, anime, hand-drawn, CGI, paper-cut, etc); Documentary (observational, narrated, real-life storytelling); and Nonnarrative Shorts (live-action artists' film and video); plus the Best Viral Short and BOFF 3 grand prize winner. -Brought to you by Stoli |Read More
Tribeca Film Festival, in association with Harvard's Professor Clayton Christensen (The Innovator's Dilemma) and the Disruptor Foundation, presents its Third Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by the NYU Stern School of Business.

Christensen's Disruptive Innovation Theory explains how simpler, cheaper technologies, products, and services can decimate industry leaders. This radical innovation theory has ruled Silicon Valley for 15 years.

2011 honorees ranged from Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales to Keith Richards to DARPA. 2012 Lifetime Achievement Honorees are Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter and Square) and John Wood (founder of Room to Read). Honorees include Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun, MITx, Stanford University, filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (Connected) and Edward Burns (Newlyweds), and more. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 125 minutes
  • Directed By: Alex Gibney
  • Country: USA
Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) takes an in-depth look at New York governor and "Sheriff of Wall Street" Eliot Spitzer, whom many believed was on his way to becoming president. Shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when he was caught seeing prostitutes. And as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets…. With unique access to friends and enemies of the ex-governor, this documentary explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.

Please note: 'Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film' will screen as a work in progress. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Zachary Iscol
  • Country: USA
In 2004, writer/director Zachary Iscol fought as a US Marine in Al Anbar, Iraq's most violent province. Five years later, Anbar has been transformed into one of the safest, but not because the insurgency was defeated. When Zach returns, he begins to confront the awful dilemmas he faced fighting an enemy that hid among civilians. Profoundly honest, this documentary explores these dilemmas from all sides to reveal a simple but surprising truth about the nature of war and peace.

Please note: 'The Western Front' will screen as a work in progress. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Country: USA
TFF, Google Ideas, and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) present a FREE panel discussion involving six former extremists who have renounced violence and are working together to promote a sense of community and youth education. The conversation aims to provide a forum for high school students and their parents to identify signs of recruitment and the subsequent dangers of radicalization. Moderated by Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas and a CFR adjunct fellow. |Read More


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