Tired of seeing the same documentarians over and over again on PBS? Come see one of the new faces of documentary at this special event, which screens the winner of the Festival's Documentary Emerging Filmmaker award. | Read More
An endearing tale of faith and fate, with the odd miracle thrown in, set in the 1960s, Tommy is a seven year old boy without a dad who fills in the emotional gaps in his life by believing he is Jesus Christ. | Read More
It's a super-sized superhero Tribeca Talks event! Join the people who bring our favorite webbed hero to the big screen - filmmakers Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin, Kevin Feige, and Grant Curtis as they discuss stretching the limits of imagination with the newest installment of the Spider-Man franchise - opening May 4th - - a wild and dramatic ride for Peter Parker. | Read More
In North America more than 100,000 children are held in detention centers. Sixty percent are destined to become repeat offenders. Director Kim Chapiron (Sheitan, TFF '06) takes a searing look at three incarcerated teenagers fighting for their lives and for hope. An electrifying cast delivers blistering performances packed with violent intensity and emotional power in this story of unlikely friendships in the midst of a brutal and deficient correctional system. | Read More
A young man suspects the girl he is dating to be hiding a secret after she routinely orders massive amounts of food to go in Doggy Bags.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. | Read MoreComedy
Don McKay (Thomas Haden Church) should have followed the old cliché: "You can't go home again." After 25 years, he returns for the first time to his hometown at the out-of-the-blue bidding of his cancer-stricken ex-girlfriend (Elisabeth Shue). But a lot of time has passed, and an old secret crashes into new ones in this darkly comic thriller, also featuring Melissa Leo. | Read MoreDrama, Thriller, Comedy
It sounds like a dream: A charismatic Filipino singer from the slums of Manila posts videos of his cover band to YouTube, and soon he's fronting an iconic rock band. Sounds crazy, but it's the real-life rock-and-roll fairy tale that Arnel Pineda is living as the new lead singer of Journey. The pressure's on Pineda as this rockin' doc follows Journey's dizzying world tour—can a man who has already overcome so many obstacles deal with the demands of his newfound fame? | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Music, Family Friendly
In Donkey, David, a London banker who was the most popular child in class, bumps into Stanley, whom he bullied in high school, resulting in a powerful encounter.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. | Read MoreDrama
An unusual love story that follows the quixotic courtship of Brian, an ex-goth puppeteer from Australia, and Amber, the traditional Muslim girl he met and fell in love with in Pakistan. Can this unlikely couple survive the challenges they are about to face? | Read MoreDocumentary
JoEllen Marsh grew up knowing her father only as Donor 150. As one of the first generation of children conceived through donor insemination, she yearns for connection with potential siblings, and turns to the Internet to track them down. As JoEllen slowly broadens her family tree, in the process she forges a fascinatingly modern model of family. After connecting with dozens of siblings across the country, JoEllen decides it's finally time to seek out Donor 150. | Read MoreDocumentary
Dorme (meaning "sleep") takes us on a magical journey into the world of dreams, that mystical place our spirits go to play when our bodies go to sleep at night. A beautiful and mesmerizing fantasy film, Dorme is a celebration of the sub-conscious mind, an artistic feast for the eyes and an escape for the soul. Told without the use of words, this universal story is about a boy lulled to sleep by a captivating melody only to begin his adventure of transformation and discovery. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Animation
Leftist writer and activist Dorothy Day had an abortion, got a divorce, and bore a daughter out of wedlock. She also cofounded the Catholic Worker movement, leaving an important social legacy. This film explores the complex life of a woman who has already been placed on the official road to sainthood by the Vatican. | Read MoreDocumentary