At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany’s most famous athletes, winning six European titles, four world championships and back-to-back Olympic gold medals. Known as “the most beautiful face of socialism,” she earned unique benefits in East Germany but also constant surveillance from the Stasi, the notorious secret police force. The Diplomat chronicles Witt’s courageous fight for her future at home before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), ESPN, Sports, Documentary
How do you make one of the world's most revered fashion brands your own? That is the task facing creative director Frida Giannini in this authoritative look at the past, present and future of The House of Gucci, directed by director/cinematographer Christina Voros (Kink) and co-produced by James Franco. Taking advantage of rare, behind-the-scenes access, Voros shows how the Florentine trendsetter has been reimagined in the past few years. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Low-level gangster Byung-doo takes on a high-risk mission to pay the bills for his widowed mother and siblings. But when he succeeds, he finds himself quickly rising through the ranks of South Korea's organized crime world, paving the way for this exceptional saga of greed, betrayal, violence and tragedy. The literal translation of the Korean title is "mean streets."
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Think Jackass on crack and you've got the boys of Dirty Sanchez -- Great Britain's troupe of raunchy madmen on a world tour of depravity. With wicked nasty stunts such as liposuction drinking games, beer enema shotguns, things that shouldn't be done with male genitalia, and more, Dirty Sanchez should be viewed with a cast-iron stomach and a twisted sense of humor. Mature audiences only.
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Two men fortify and soundproof an abandoned apartment, kidnapping and imprisoning the daughter of a millionaire for ransom. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic and his younger accomplice Danny, have worked out a meticulous plan, but Alice is not going to play the perfect victim…. This taut, emotionally intense thriller eschews genre conventions, generating tension from the sexual and psychological ties that bind captive to captors. | Read MoreCrime and Thriller
David Lean's romantic Russian Revolution epic, adapted from Boris Pasternak's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, captured five Academy Awards® (including best adapted screenplay) and five additional nominations after its 1965 release. In honor of its 45th anniversary, we welcome a magnificent state-of-the-art restoration of Doctor Zhivago, shown theatrically for the first time at Tribeca and available from Warner Home Video on Blu-ray disc May 4. Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, and Tom Courtenay star. | Read MoreDrama
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