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FESTIVAL ARTICLE

What to Do Today: April 17

We've created this simple guide for today's Tribeca 2016 films and events that still have tickets available.


Rock and a Hard Place

Section: Shorts Program
In this music-driven documentary shorts program, we start out gently and ramp up to high-energy rock & roll.
TIME: 6:00PM
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NOTES ON BLINDNESS, Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, and James Spinney.

STORYSCAPES, presented by AT&T

Storyscapes projects at the 2016 Festival, open April 14-17, feature both installations and VR. The program includes projects that grapple with issues of racism, violence and harm inflicted on our planet, combining the excitement of these new immersive mediums tempered with the urgency of a world on fire. It is in turns thrilling, upsetting, shocking and wonderful, much like the world we live in.
TIME: 12 PM- 11PM
LOCATION: Festival Hub

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HACKED by DEF CON and MR. ROBOT returns to the Festival this year on April 15-17, sponsored by USA Network’s Golden Globe® Award winning series MR. ROBOT.

Started by The Dark Tangent, also known as computer and internet security expert Jeff Moss, DEF CON has grown into the world's biggest underground hacking conference.
Inspired by film and current events, festivalgoers will be invited to explore and participate in hack-type scenarios to further illustrate the importance of understanding technology, surveillance and digital security within our society. The event will feature six villages – hands-on, public-facing workshops and activities, including Social Engineering and BioHacking Villages, which are new to the Festival, and the return of Lock Picking, Tamper-Evident, Hardware Hacking and the Crypto & Privacy Villages. The collaborative program will also include panels that will tackle the authentic representation of hacker culture, tools and techniques within film and TV.
TIME: 12-11 PM
LOCATION: Festival Hub

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SHORTS PROGRAMMING: Whoopi's Shorts
This animated shorts program, curated by Whoopi Goldberg, showcases imaginative storytelling and captivating craft from around the world. This program is suggested for those 14 and older.
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Festival Hub 6th Floor

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SPECIAL EVENTS: The Good Wife – A Farewell (CBS) conversation and sneak screening of that night's episode
We near the final few episodes of the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series The Good Wife, which has consistently been one of the smartest shows in recent times, with its raw and complex depiction of law, politics and all that lays in between. Join us as we bid farewell to this fan favorite and critical darling with an exclusive sneak peek of an episode followed by a jubilant celebration and look back over the past seven years of the show.
After the episode: creators Robert & Michelle King, stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo and Matt Czuchry, moderated by Henry Goldblatt (Entertainment Weekly).
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: John Zuccotti Theater @ BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts
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Prepping to Shoot with Catherine Hardwicke (sponsored by Nexxus New York Salon Care)
Twilight, Lords of Dogtown, and Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke takes you inside preproduction, from creating a workable shot list to constructing lookbooks, shaping locations and building relationships with cast and crew alike. Hardwicke will offer tips and tricks as well as showcase her personal work materials.
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: SVA 2
FREE CLASS

SPECIAL SCREENING

DJ Z-Trip - Safety Last!
Legendary DJ/Producer Z-Trip returns to Tribeca Film Festival to offer his eclectic and energizing musical take on the Harold Lloyd silent classic Safety Last! Z-Trip performs his original score live, with a mix of soundscapes, samples, and live turntablism.
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Festival Hub 6th Floor
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Detour
Directed and written by Christopher Smith. (U.K.) – World Premiere, Narrative.
After his mother ends up in a coma under suspicious circumstances, a law student (Tye Sheridan) decides to drown his sorrows at a seedy bar. The next morning, he wakes up to the realization that he may have hired a hitman (Emory Cohen) and his girlfriend (Bel Powley) to take out the suspected perpetrator (Stephen Moyer) of his mother's life-threatening accident.
TIME: 9:30PM
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Parents (Forældre)
Directed and written by Christian Tafdrup. (Denmark) – World Premiere.
Told with deadpan Nordic humor and a touch of surrealism, Parents follows Kjelde and Vibeke, two empty-nesters who find themselves unable to let go of the past. Stripped of their identity without their son, who recently moved away to college, they attempt to reclaim their youthful vigor by moving back into the old apartment where they first fell in love. They soon realize that everything that once defined them might no longer exist. With Søren Malling, Bodil Jørgensen, Elliott Crosset Hove, Miri-Ann Beuschel, Anton Honik. In Danish with subtitles.
TIME: 7:15 pm
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The Phenom
Directed and written by Noah Buschel. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. When major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) chokes on the mound, he's sidelined to the minor leagues and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist (Paul Giamatti). In the process, long-dormant conflicts with his overbearing father (Ethan Hawke) are brought to light. The Phenom is a captivating psychological study of an individual caught up in the expectations of the big-league sports machine.
TIME: 8:30 PM
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The Ride
Directed and written by Stéphanie Gillard. (France) – World Premiere, Documentary.
The Ride takes us along the annual 300-mile trek through the South Dakota Badlands. There, young men and women of the Lakota Sioux ride horseback and reflect upon the history of their ancestors. This intimate, stunningly photographed account captures the thoughts and emotions of the young riders and the adults who guide them along their journey.
TIME: 8:30 PM
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The Loner
Directed and written by Daniel Grove. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
Daniel Grove's neon-soaked feature debut follows reformed mobster Behrouz, who is haunted by memories of being a child soldier in Iran in the 1980s. As he pursues the American Dream in Los Angeles Behrouz finds it increasingly difficult to stay away from the seedy underbelly of the city. Grove's neo-noir is a smart, action-packed, and colorful thriller with an electrifying score. With Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Parviz Sayyad, Julian Sands, Laura Harring, Dominic Rains.
TIME: 9:45 PM
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Tiger Raid
Directed by Simon Dixon, written by Simon Dixon, Mick Donnellan, Gareth Coulam Evans. (U.K.) – World Premiere, Narrative.
Two mercenaries in Iraq speed through the dead of night, on their way to execute a covert mission. But as they near their objective, past misdeeds come violently to the surface, in this action-packed two-hander. With Sofia Boutella, Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony.
TIME: 9:15 PM
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Rebirth
Directed and written by Karl Mueller. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
Adam Goldberg, Pat Healy, Harry Hamlin and Nicky Whelan star as members of a mysterious self-help group (possibly a cult). Fran Kranz plays their newest recruit. Rebirth simultaneously satirizes the buddy comedy and embraces the thriller format, resulting in a film that is at one moment hilarious and at the next, deeply disturbing. A Netflix release.
TIME: 9:00 PM
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