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Plan the Perfect Tribeca 2016 Date Night Around These Enticing Festival Offerings

It's time for a date night, Tribeca style.

You plan the dinner, we'll take care of the movie. Here's a selection of Tribeca 2016 films and other miscellaneous programming (ranging from the romantic to the musical to the culinary) that perfectly complement an ideal New York City date night—or day!

For screening dates, visit the Film Guide. Tickets go on sale March 29.

For Foodies

BUGS
Section: World Documentary Competition
Directed and written by Andreas Johnsen. (Denmark) – World Premiere.
Head chef Ben Reade and lead researcher Josh Evans from Nordic Food Lab are on a mission to investigate the next big trend in food: edible insects. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen follows the duo on a globe-trotting tour as they put their own haute-cuisine spin on local insect delicacies (bee larva ceviche, anyone?) in the pursuit of food diversity and deliciousness.
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Chef’s Table (Netflix) sneak screening of season two premiere
Section: Tribeca Tune In
This episode of the acclaimed Netflix documentary series Chef's Table takes a look at the life of one of the world's most celebrated chefs, Grant Achatz, and the first ten years of his iconic Chicago institution. Achatz is one of the pioneers of modernist cuisine in the United States. His seminal restaurant, Alinea, has been one of the top ranked restaurants in the country since the day it opened in May 2005. Chef's Table returns with six new episodes on May 27, 2016, exclusively on Netflix, featuring a different chef each episode.
After the episode: A conversation with chef Grant Achatz and executive producers and creator David Gelb and episode director Brian McGinn.
Saturday 4/23, 3:30 PM, SVA1
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Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (sponsored by CNN Films)
The Last Magnificent explores the exceptional, adventurous life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Yet his name has largely been obliterated from history. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Martha Stewart, and Ruth Reichl, this delicious documentary for the culinary set tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef.
After the movie: Subject and chef Jeremiah Tower and executive producers Anthony Bourdain and Lydia Tenaglia
DATE: Saturday, April 16
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: John Zuccotti Theater @ BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
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For Music Lovers

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (France, Tunisia, Belgium, United Arab Emirates)
Directed by Leyla Bouzid
Written by Leyla Bouzid and Marie-Sophie Chambon
As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid's musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring. With Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari, Aymen Omrani, Lassaad Jamoussi, Deena Abdelwahed, Youssef Soltana, Marwen Soltana. In Arabic with subtitles. Presented in association with Venice Days.
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Bad Rap (USA)
Written and directed by Salima Koroma
Bad Rap follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists will make the most skeptical critics into believers. With humor and insight, the film paints a portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle. With Jonathan "Dumbfoundead" Park, Nora "Awkwafina" Lum, David "Rekstizzy" Lee, and Richard "Lyricks" Lee.
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Contemporary Color
Section: World Documentary Competition (Opening Film)
Directed by Bill Ross and Turner Ross. (USA) – World Premiere.
In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an unprecedented event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of color guard—synchronized dance involving flags, rifles, and sabers—by pairing regional color guard teams with performers, including St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, and Ad-Rock. More than a concert film, the TFI-supported opening night selection Contemporary Color is a cinematic interpretation of a one-of-a-kind live event, courtesy of visionary filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross.
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Elvis & Nixon
Section: Centerpiece
Directed by Liza Johnson, written by Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, and Cary Elwes. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
In 1970, a few days before Christmas, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn seeking to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the President himself. Elvis & Nixon, starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, respectively, imagines the comical details of this outlandish historical encounter. Featuring supporting performances from Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, and Sky Ferreira. An Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street release.
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Folk Hero & Funny Guy
Section: US Narrative Competition
Directed and written by Jeff Grace. (USA) – World Premiere.
Alex Karpovsky and Wyatt Russell co-headline as two artistically inclined childhood friends, a comedian and a folk-rocker respectively, who set out on a tour together in hopes of regaining their "mojo" and finding love in the process. Jeff Grace's debut film offers a fresh perspective on male friendship and a music-infused spin on the classic road-trip buddy comedy. With Meredith Hagner, Michael Ian Black, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris, Melanie Lynskey, David Cross.
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Geezer
Section: Special Screenings
Directed and written by Lee Kirk. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
Perry (Billie Joe Armstrong) is a happily married father of two living a comfortable but sedate life in the suburbs. On the occasion of his 40th birthday, he seeks to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a popular punk band though his middle-aged reality quickly (and hilariously) clashes with the indulgences of his youth. Co-starring Fred Armisen, Selma Blair, Judy Greer, and Chris Messina. With a special live performance from Billie Joe Armstrong following the film.
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Strike a Pose
Section: Spotlight
Directed and written by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. (Netherlands) – North American Premiere, Documentary.
To the fans, they were the unforgettably talented men who supported the career of one of the world's most beloved and controversial music artists: Madonna. Behind the scenes they were an impressionable group of young dancers whose lives were forever changed by her influence. Strike a Pose reunites the men 25 years later, providing the chance to learn about the emotional truth behind the glamorous facade.
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For Romantics

All We Had
Section: Spotlight
Directed by Katie Holmes, written by Josh Boone & Jill Killington. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative
Ruthie continually makes the best of her mother Rita's hard luck. When their attempt at settling in a new town hits a stumbling block, even Ruthie struggles to keep it together. Based on Annie Weatherwax's 2014 novel, Katie Holmes' feature directorial debut is an enriching coming-of-age drama about a resilient mother and daughter who find strength in each other. With Stefania Owen, Katie Holmes, Luke Wilson, Richard Kind, Mark Consuelos, Judy Greer, and Eve Lindley.
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AWOL
Section: US Narrative Competition
Directed by Deb Shoval, written by Deb Shoval and Karolina Waclawiak. (USA) – World Premiere.
Joey (Lola Kirke) is a young woman in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna (Breeda Wool) that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates. Building on the award-winning short of the same name, director Deb Shoval crafts a clear-eyed love story and an impressive feature film debut.

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Between Us
Section: Viewpoints
Directed and written by Rafael Palacio Illingworth. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
Longtime couple Henry (Ben Feldman) and Dianne (Olivia Thirlby) are afraid that if they finally tie the knot it would mean the end of their days as free-spirited urbanites. But a whirlwind night apart involving temptations from a duo of strangers (Analeigh Tipton and Adam Goldberg) will either make them realize why they are together in the first place or finally drive them apart forever. With Scott Haze, Peter Bogdanovich, Lesley Ann Warren.
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Dean
Section: US Narrative Competition
Directed and written by Demetri Martin. (USA) – World Premiere.
In comedian Demetri Martin's funny and heartfelt directorial debut, Martin plays an illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman (Gillian Jacobs) while trying to prevent his father (Kevin Kline) from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death. With Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga, Reid Scott, Mary Steenburgen, Christine Woods, Beck Bennett, Briga Heelan.
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Equals
Section: Viewpoints
Directed by Drake Doremus, written by Nathan Parker. (USA) – US Premiere, Narrative.
Set in a sleek and stylish future world, Drake Doremus' sci-fi romance envisions an understated dystopia, where all human emotion is seen as a disease that must be treated and cured. Against this backdrop, coworkers Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) begin to feel dangerous stirrings for one another. An A24 release.
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LoveTrue
Section: World Documentary Competition
Directed by Alma Har'el. (USA) – World Premiere.
Alma Har'el, director and cinematographer of the 2011 TFF Best Documentary Feature Bombay Beach, returns with LoveTrue, a genre-bending documentary, demystifying the fantasy of true love. From an Alaskan strip club, a Hawaiian island, and the streets of NYC—revelatory stories emerge about a deeper definition of love. Set to a hypnotizing score by Flying Lotus and executive produced by Shia LaBeouf. A TFI Documentary Fund grantee.
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Madly
Section: International Narrative Competition
Directed and written by Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, and Natasha Khan. (Argentina, Australia, USA, India, Japan, UK) – World Premiere.
An opening night selection, Madly is an international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations. Directed by some of the most vibrant filmmakers working today, the six stories in Madly portray contemporary love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations. With Radhika Apte, Satyadeep Misra, Adarsh Gourav, Kathryn Beck, Lex Santos, Mariko Tsutsui, Yuki Sakurai, Ami Tomite, Justina Bustos, Pablo Seijo, Tamsin Topolski. In English, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish with subtitles.
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The Meddler
Section: Spotlight
Directed and written by Lorene Scafaria. (USA) – US Premiere, Narrative.
Susan Sarandon delivers a magnetic performance as the doting, mother supreme Marnie Minervini, who crosses coasts to drop into the life of her screenwriter daughter Lori (Rose Byrne). Loosely autobiographical, Lorene Scafaria's heartfelt comedy offers a wryly scripted defense of a woman struggling to cope with familial loss. Co-starring J.K. Simmons, Cecily Strong, Jerrod Carmichael, and Jason Ritter. A Sony Pictures Classic release.
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My Blind Brother
Section: Spotlight
Directed and written by Sophie Goodhart. (USA) – New York Premiere, Narrative.
In Sophie Goodhart's utterly original romantic comedy, Robbie (Adam Scott) is a champion blind athlete and local sports hero whose brother Bill (Nick Kroll) is always overlooked, even though he runs every marathon by his side. When both fall for the same lady (Jenny Slate), Bill must decide if he will put himself second again, or finally stand up to his blind brother. With Zoe Kazan, Charlie Hewson, Maryann Nagel, and Greg Violand.
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