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2017 FILM GUIDE

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THE SENSITIVES

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Drew Xanthopoulos
  • Country: USA
Meet the Sensitives, people who are debilitatingly sensitive to modern life—electricity, chemicals, you name it. Their symptoms and coping mechanisms might vary, but they all face the unusual and heartbreaking choice of either living in dangerous and uncertain conditions with their loved ones, or in physical and technological isolation. Director Drew Xanthopoulos captures their lives in cinematic verite style. | Read More
Documentary, First Time Filmmaker, Environmental
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SHADOWMAN

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Oren Jacoby
  • Country: USA
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
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni
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SILO: EDGE OF THE REAL WORLD

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Marshall Burnette
  • Country: USA
Silo: Edge of the Real World is a meditation on life in a small midwest farm town. When a grain entrapment shocks their small community, Adam Fox, a young farmer and Clay Althoff, a senior in high school, both consider the risks and rewards of a corn farmer’s life. | Read More
Documentary, TFF Alumni
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SKULL + BONE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Victoria Rivera
  • Country: USA
For 200 years every Mardi Gras has started the same way: Dressed as skeletons, armed with bones, the Northside Skull and Bone Gang wake the city before dawn with drums, chants and ceremonial knocking on doors to warn people against violence, gunplay and other negative influences on the streets. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Latino Director(s)
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SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 42 minutes
  • Country: USA
Soundtracks explores seminal moments in history through the music that defines them. Featuring original interviews with legendary musicians as well as celebrated journalists, historians, and writers, the series reveals how music has been a driving force behind social change. In a Tribeca screening at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York, the show will explore how songs like Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” took on new and heightened meaning, as music took center stage for a country fighting to heal. Co-hosted by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

After the first screening: A conversation with CNN anchor of New Day, Chris Cuomo, and professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Jason King. Moderated by Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for Museum Programs at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Clifford Chanin.

After the 4/26 screening: A conversation with executive producers Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre. Moderated by Music Editor for Vulture, Sam Hockley-Smith. | Read More
Documentary
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A SUITABLE GIRL

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra
  • Country: USA, India
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
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), TFF Alumni
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THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Eddy Moretti
  • Country: USA
A VICE Impact Film, The Third Industrial Revolution

The global economy is in crisis. Economists warn that we face 20 more years of declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality. And now, climate change is ravaging the planet. Where do we go from here? Economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin outlines a journey into the Third Industrial Revolution — a new era of sustainable development, accompanied by vast new economic opportunities in a smart green digital global economy.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Eddy Moretti, economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, and president and CEO of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields. | Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), Environmental

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