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Kubrick's 2001 caught the imagination of a generation with its near-hallucinatory depiction of space, artificial intelligence, and the human condition. The 40th anniversary of this film finds us once again confronting profound questions about the effects these things have had on our culture and our future. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which has partnered with Tribeca since 2002 as part of a nationwide effort to create more realistic and compelling stories about science and technology, including the new TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund. Visit the Tribeca Film Institute website for more info. | Read More
To preserve their culture, the Pamir Kirghiz people have migrated across Central Asia from the U.S.S.R to China to Afghanistan to Pakistan and finally to remote eastern Turkey, but now they face the most serious threat to their traditions, globalization. Using a variety of techniques, this fascinating, at times comic doc, is as enjoyable as it is informative. | Read MoreDocumentary
One of the most sexually explicit English-language films ever made outside the porn industry, Winterbottom's raw depiction of a brief encounter between a British glaciologist and a young American abroad, punctuated with concert footage of bands including the Dandy Warhols and Franz Ferdinand, searches for a relationship's truth in its physical expression. Explicit sexual content; for mature audiences only. A Tartan Films release. | Read More
An intriguing look at sex and celebrity, this richly textured documentary, filled with drag queens and Hollywood glitterati, is actually a serious movie about transgendered life. In this unique and candid documentary, Alexis reveals a more private side as she grapples with the process of sex reassignment surgery. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
A young Irishman traveling All That Way For Love across the African continent to get to his doctor girlfriend hitches a ride with a nomadic older couple and becomes embroiled in their complicated history.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Fallout program. | Read MoreDrama
In the working-class Rocky Mountain town of Angels Crest, young father Ethan (Thomas Dekker) is doing his best to raise his three-year-old son Nate. He has no choice—Nate's mother (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day Ethan's momentary lapse in judgment results in tragedy, catapulting the town's tight-knit community into strange new directions as they try to decide where the blame lies. With Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth McGovern, Mira Sorvino, and Kate Walsh. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Brilliantly blurring the borders of narrative and documentary filmmaking, artist-cum-director Clio Barnard beautifully reconstructs the fascinating true story of troubled British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter. Working from two years of audio interviews, Barnard uses classic documentary techniques, actors, theatrical performance, and Dunbar's own neighborhood to generate a unique cinematic feast while unraveling the truths of a dark family past. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
A psychiatrist's wife (Natasha Richardson) becomes curious about one of her husband's patients, a man who brutally murdered his wife and is now in an asylum on the outskirts of London. Sir Ian McKellen also stars in this chiller which teams the director of Young Adam and the playwright of Closer, working from a novel by the author of Spider. A Paramount Classics release. | Read More
Four classmates (Kurd, Christian, Shiite, and Sunni/Shiite) in Baghdad are given cameras to document their last year in high school, resulting in a rare firsthand view of what it’s like growing up where sectarian violence rages right outside the classroom window. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole dominate the screen in this exquisitely restored version of the film its producer Hal Wallis (Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon) called "the best picture I ever made." Becket recounts the battle of wills between King Henry II (O'Toole) and Thomas Becket (Burton), the monarch's closest friend and advisor. Restoration by the Film Foundation returns this classic to its original 1964 majesty. | Read More