The story of a mother, who at her wits end, invites two neighborhood girls to her home with the hopes that they can befriend her lonely 11-year old son. And she's completely surprised by the end result. How To Make Friends is a warm, touching, and funny look at the growing pains of childhood. | Read More
Set in 19th-century London at the peak of Victorian prudishness, this racy romantic comedy tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator. A progressive young doctor (Hugh Dancy, Adam) has his hands full relieving the city's affluent society women of their melancholy, until an accidental discovery electrifies their lives forever—and sends sparks flying between him and a feminist rabble-rouser (Maggie Gyllenhaal). | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Comedy
Executive producer Madonna exposes the tragic stories of the millions of Malawi children orphaned by AIDS, offering both a call to action and a revelatory personal journey. Featuring interviews with Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu, the film is a testament to survival, change, and hope. | Read MoreDocumentary
A fiery political satire that would be frightening if it weren't so funny, In the Loop expands on director/cowriter Iannucci's BAFTA-winning BBC satire The Thick of It. With allies the US and Britain secretly on the road to war with a hostile nation, a timid British cabinet member's (Tom Hollander) vague public comments about the prospect of an invasion create a firestorm of controversy. The terrific ensemble cast also includes James Gandolfini and Steve Coogan. | Read MoreComedy
Mahmud Nasir (comedian Omid Djalili) may not be the most observant Muslim, but deep down he is a true believer. His life is turned upside down when he learns he was adopted-but most scandalous is that his birth mother was Jewish! And his given name was Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles into a full-scale identity crisis, a true comedy of religious errors unfolds. With Richard Schiff and Matt Lucas. | Read MoreComedy
Jamal and Sharma document the 2002 murder of The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl by Islamist militants in Karachi, Pakistan, building a narrative of two well-educated, passionate men, Pearl and militant Omar Sheikh, whose lives took very different turns prior to their tragic crossing of paths. An HBO Documentary Film. | Read MoreDocumentary
A riveting, disturbing glimpse into the mind of John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, during the days leading up to his deadly confrontation with the rock star outside the Dakota. Lines lifted verbatim from Chapman's own journal give actor Jonas Ball's unforgettable performance an eerie, chilling precision.
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The world's preeminent Koran-recitation competition takes place each year in Cairo, drawing Muslim children from as far as Tajikistan and the Maldives to perform in front of a panel of prominent judges. Following these talented youngsters from their intense preparation regimes through the rigorous rounds of the tournament, Koran By Heart is both an inspirational competition film and an engaging survey of the unique experiences of Muslim children throughout the world. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Interrogate witnesses, search for clues, and chase down suspects as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Tribeca Talks: Join us for a conversation about the video game, the technology behind it, and narrative and action in this medium. Moderated by Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, and Rockstar Games.. | Read MoreThriller
The quiet seaside life of two British sisters (Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith) is disrupted when they take in a stranger (Daniel Brühl, from Good Bye, Lenin!) who washes up on their shores in this bittersweet tale, an accomplished directorial debut for actor Charles Dance. A Roadside Attractions release.
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"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton's dictum applies neatly to this compelling, satirical political drama. Ralph Fiennes stars as a soldier who switches sides to help dissident political prisoner Donald Sutherland overthrow a brutal dictator. But will power still manage to trump morality? | Read MoreDrama
In this retelling of a classic, a financially strapped family is forced to sell their beloved collie Lassie. After traveling hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie resolves to return home. Set against stunning British landscapes, Lassie faces both human and natural dangers, but also finds help in unexpected places. With Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage, and Samantha Morton. (Ages 7+) | Read More