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SHOWING 294 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2017

AARDVARK

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Brian Shoaf
  • Country: USA
While battling her own anxieties, therapist Emily Milburton (Jenny Slate) spends her time listening to other people’s problems. Her professional and personal worlds collide when Emily’s newest patient, Josh Norman (Zachary Quinto), walks through her door. Mentally ill and experiencing hallucinations, Josh harbors complex feelings for his estranged brother, Craig (Jon Hamm). Things begin to get interesting when Emily falls for Craig. |Read More
Drama, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker

ABUNDANT ACREAGE AVAILABLE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Angus MacLachlan
  • Country: USA
Still reeling over the recent death of their father, siblings Jesse (Terry Kinney) and Tracy (Amy Ryan) are attempting to settle into their new lives in his absence. Their simple existence is unexpectedly disrupted by the sudden arrival of three mysterious brothers, camping on their land and possessing a surprising connection to their family farm. |Read More
Drama

ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard
  • Country: USA
For 40 years, the community-organizing group ACORN advocated for America’s poorest communities, while its detractors accused it of promoting government waste and the worst of liberal policies. Riding high on the momentum of Barack Obama’s presidential victory in 2008, ACORN was at its social zenith when a hidden-camera video sparked a national scandal and brought it all crashing down. |Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)

ALADDIN

  • Release Year: 1992
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Ron Clements and John Musker
  • Country: USA
Disney’s beloved animated masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) on the big screen at Tribeca’s 25th anniversary celebration for the whole family.

Before the Movie: Join Brad Kane, the singing voice of Aladdin, for a special 25th anniversary performance of a soundtrack favorite before the screening. |Read More
Animation

ALPHAGO

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Greg Kohs
  • Country: USA
With simple rules but a near-infinite number of possible outcomes, the ancient Chinese board game Go has long been considered the holy grail of artificial intelligence. Director Greg Kohs' absorbing documentary chronicles Google's DeepMind team as it takes on one of the world's top Go players in a weeklong tournament, pitting man against machine in a competition that reveals as much about the workings of the human mind as it does the future of AI. |Read More
Documentary

ALTERATION

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Jérome Blanquet
  • Country: France
Alexandro volunteers for an experiment carried out to study dreams in this poetic trip into the future. He can’t imagine that he will be subjected to the intrusion of Elsa, a form of Artificial Intelligence who aims to digitize his subconscious in order to feed off of it. She’s a vampire…bit by megabit. |Read More

AMAZING ADVENTURES OF WALLY AND THE WORM

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Colin Hanks
  • Country: USA
When Dennis Rodman hurts his knee with four weeks to go in the Chicago Bulls '96-'97 NBA championship season, young assistant trainer Wally Blasé is assigned to oversee his rehab, and the two forge a close friendship over 10 wild days of fast living recounted by director Colin Hanks through animation and first-person confessions. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, Animation

ANOTHER PERIOD

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeremy Koner
  • Country: USA
Another Period tells the incredible story of the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice (played by Leggero and Lindhome). Defined by their family’s wealth, they care only about becoming super famous — which is a lot harder in 1902. The show follows the insanely decadent and outrageous life of the Bellacourt coterie. Before others claimed their fame, they were the one American family who epitomized all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. The Bellacourts have more servants than relatives and days filled with money, sex, drugs…and more money.

After the episode: A conversation with creators, writers, and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, and cast members Paget Brewster and Brett Gelman. Moderated by Hollywood Editor for New York Magazine and Vulture, Stacey Wilson Hunt. |Read More
Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)

APEX

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Arjan van Meerten, Wevr, and Kaleidoscope
  • Country: Netherlands
The stunning new experience from the brilliant imagination of 3D artist and musician Arjan van Meerten, Apex is the highly anticipated follow-up to the creator’s acclaimed and award-winning experience, Surge. Step into a surrealistic and darkly beautiful vision of a fiery urban apocalypse, populated by skeletal ghost animals, abstract shapes, maniacal smiling giants and, of course, you. |Read More

ARDENS WAKE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Eugene Chung and Jimmy Maidens
  • Country: USA
The sea levels have risen, and a young woman and her father live in a lighthouse perched atop the ocean’s surface. When he goes missing, she must descend deep into the post-apocalyptic waters previously forbidden to her, embarking on a thrilling journey of family history and self-discovery. From the creators of the magnificent Allumette (Tribeca 2016), Arden’s Wake continues the elegant evolution of storytelling from Penrose Studios. |Read More

AUTO

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Steven Schardt
  • Country: USA
In the near future, self-driving taxi services employ “safety drivers,” a transitional measure of comfort for passengers. On his first day, Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant with 40 years of driving experience, picks up a couple habituated to the service. Not content, nor comfortable, with merely sitting, Musay insists on driving instigating a series of events with substantial consequences. |Read More

AWAKE A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Country: USA
Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, executive produced by Shailene Woodley, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.

After the Movie: A conversation with filmmakers Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey, and Floris White Bull. Moderated by Executive Director of Lakota Way Healing Center, Doug Good Feather. |Read More
Environmental
Award Screening: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director: A Suitable Girl

Dipti, Amrita and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married—some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution. |Read More
Award Screening: Audience Award, Documentary First Place: Hondros

Beginning with the war in Kosovo in 1999, award-winning photographer Chris Hondros served as a witness to conflict for over a decade before being killed in Libya in 2011. In Hondros, director and childhood friend Greg Campbell creates a portrait of a man with not only great depth and sensitivity, but a passion for his craft, and an unending talent for creating breathtaking imagery. Executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal. |Read More
Award Screening: Audience Award, Documentary Second Place: Shadowman

In the early 1980s, Richard Hambleton was New York City’s precursor to Banksy, a rogue street artist whose silhouette paintings haunted the sides of Manhattan buildings. Like so many other geniuses of his time, he fell victim to drug addiction, even as his work continued to rise in both demand and value. Shadowman doubles as both a time capsule of a forgotten New York City era, and a redemption story. |Read More
Award Screening: Audience Award, Narrative First Place: The Divine Order

Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. |Read More