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  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 72 minutes
  • Country: USA
The Avant-Garde Masters grants were created in 2003 by the National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation to preserve American Avant-Garde cinema. Funded by The Film Foundation, the program has helped save more than 90 films in its first decade, making many works available to audiences for the first time since their creation. The Tribeca Film Festival presentation celebrates the program's 10th anniversary with classics by Abigail Child, Larry Gottheim, George Kuchar, Carolee Schneemann, and many more. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2001
  • Runtime: 135 minutes
  • Country: USA
Ten years ago, A Beautiful Mind made Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. a household name. This stunning portrait of a brilliant but troubled man won four Academy Awards® and gave audiences an insider's look into the unique world of mathematics. On its 10th anniversary, we salute A Beautiful Mind for its powerful filmmaking, fine performances, and intriguing subject.

After the Movie: Join us for a conversation moderated by NPR's Ira Flatow featuring special guests from science and screen including A Beautiful Mind's Academy Award®-winning filmmakers—director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman—as well as well as its math consultant, Dave Bayer, author Sylvia Nasar, whose book inspired the film, and theoretical physicist and mathematician Brian Greene. Panelists will discuss the film's exploration of scientific and mathematical concepts and the challenges and rewards of portraying them on screen. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. |Read More
In two short years, ESPN Films has become an industry heavyweight in the genre of sports filmmaking. Beginning in 2008 with the Peabody-winning documentary Black Magic and continuing with the ambitious launch of 30 for 30, the unprecedented documentary series featuring 30 of today's finest storytellers bringing to life 30 of the most remarkable sports stories from 1979 to 2009. ESPN Films has been able to break away from what was traditionally thought of as a sports film. They've reimagined the genre, and by showcasing stories of passion, triumph, and loss the resurgence of sports-themed films has never been stronger.

Join us for a conversation with select 30 for 30 filmmakers, ESPN Films executive producer, Connor Schell, director/producer Mike Tollin, writer/director Brett Morgen, and writer Bill Simmons - on the future of sports filmmaking at ESPN Films and how they are reshaping the landscape of the genre. Moderated by ESPN's Chris Connelly. |Read More
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains in the spotlight at eighty-seven years old. Join the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner both on and off stage in this revealing documentary. With interviews from Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and others, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me blends rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité to reach beyond Stritch’s brassy exterior, revealing a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and an inspiring artist. |Read More
This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled and reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be. |Read More
On Tuesday, April 19, the Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T will host some of the most influential, provocative and creative minds for an all-day summit that asks: what happens when our wildest dreams become reality and what will that reality be in our not-so-distant future? We are at an inflection point in history. Experience the wonder and inspiration of new technologies, as tech’s thought leaders reveal what is just beyond the horizon through multisensory storytelling. For more information and to purchase tickets, see our Imagination Day page. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Directed By: Dan Coplon
  • Country: USA
TFF alumnus and director of the foodie doc Jiro Dreams of Sushi, David Gelb returns with his new documentary series Chef’s Table, which profiles chefs from around the world and offers a glimpse into their process. Join us for the series’ episode on Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of New York’s Blue Hill restaurant. A Netflix release. |Read More
Documentary, TV


  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Marielle Heller has built an impressive and multifaceted career in front of and behind the camera. As a performer, her notable credits include the sitcom Spin City and feature comedy MacGruber. In 2012, her film adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, earned her the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Fellowships. The film announced Heller as one of our most exciting new voices in independent cinema. Her second feature was the Academy Award®-nominated critical darling, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and she’s now in post production on her most recent directorial effort A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. Heller will speak to the impressive and varied career she has forged for herself and her deeply empathetic approach to her complex and misunderstood characters. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 71 minutes
  • Directed By: Perri Peltz and Perri Peltz
  • Country: USA
Dee Dee Ricks was living her dream—she had a successful business, two beautiful kids, and a whirlwind social life. Then, at age 39, breast cancer changed her world. Director Perri Peltz candidly tracks the emotional rebirth of a survivor determined to help make life easier for less fortunate cancer patients even as she undergoes her own grueling treatment.

After the Movie: Join Dee Dee Ricks, producer Lisa Cohen, president and founder of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention Harold P. Freeman M.D., and other public health advocates as they discuss the critical issue of breast cancer treatment for the poor and uninsured. Moderated by the film's director, Perri Peltz.. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary


  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join us for a live preview of Tribeca and iHeartRadio’s first joint original podcast, Fierce, an all women created, produced, and hosted series that will join the iHeartPodcast Network summer 2019. Fierce is a storytelling adventure about the women left out of our history books and the women today who are carrying on their legacies. This live version of the show will focus on the story of ground-breaking food writer, Clementine Paddleford (1898-1967). Award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Jo Piazza, will host the conversation with Bloomberg food editor, Kate Krader, and Abra Berens, chef and author of the new cookbook, Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables out April 23 from Chronicle Books. |Read More
Women, Food


  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Charles Matthau
  • Country: USA
A disgraced Detroit cop gets a shot at a comeback when a beautiful young actress needs help taking down a powerful movie producer. Extortion, treachery, and dynamite are just a few of the complications that stand between him and the woman he loves in Charles Matthau's adaptation of the classic Elmore Leonard novel. Billy Burke, Christian Slater, Crispin Glover, and Michael Jai White star. |Read More
Drama, Crime


  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Country: USA
In the entertainment industry's constantly changing landscape, the lines between mediums are starting to blur. We are witnessing the intersection of gaming and filmmaking to create a new form of storytelling that revitalizes traditional narratives. Join BioShock’s Ken Levine, 'Her Story' creator Sam Barlow, and filmmaker Will Gluck in a discussion about how content creators are bridging the gap between video games and TV to generate compelling experiences that put the viewer in the driver's seat. Moderated by WIRED's editor at large, Jason Tanz. |Read More
Many creators also count themselves as educators, offering guidance to others by sharing their own process and resulting work. In the world of Immersive storytelling, this relationship is crucial, as both teachers and students are integral to building and developing the future of this medium. Join a panel of creators who are using their own work to inspire and inform a new generation of storytellers through art, technology, and education, including Ken Perlin (Cave), Lance Weiler (Where There’s Smoke), Alfredo Salazar-Caro (Dreams of the Jaguar’s Daughter), and Jeremy Bailenson (Founder, Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab). |Read More
Storytelling began as an oral tradition. It has since evolved to become an artistic, literary, theatrical, and cinematic expression. The advent of Virtual Reality and immersive storytelling provides another platform for artists to tell their stories. This conversation with highlight the artists who have taken their projects through various iterations and mediums, all the while pushing the boundaries and limits of their work. Jessica Brillhart, an immersive pioneer known primarily as a VR filmmaker, is bringing the World Premiere of her audio AR experience Into the Light, as a selection of the Virtual Arcade. She will join filmmaker Aaron Katz, who’s visually immersive podcast Earth Break is having its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. |Read More
Once envisioned to revolutionize the at-home entertainment experience, VR has not entered homes the way industry pioneers once expected. In response, a new distribution model is emerging: boundary pushing large-scale, location-based experiences. This panel will explore the industry shift with those at the vanguard: distributor Coline Delbaere with the DV Group, MWM Immersive producer Ethan Stearns (War Remains), and Atlas V producer Antoine Cayrol (Ayahuasca). Moderated by Loren Hammonds, Senior Programmer Film & Immersive. |Read More