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
In conjunction with the Jerusalem Cinematheque, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute are proud to present a series of shorts about identity that were created by Palestinian and Israeli youth working together. Documents of hope, these films prove that dialogue and coexistence are possible. Each was made as part of the six year long "I am You are, Films and Identity" project. They reflect the fears, hopes, dreams, and experiences of the filmmakers. Following the screening, there will be a discussion led by Gilli Mendel, Director of Film and Media Education of the Jerusalem Cinematheque. (Ages 13+) | Read More
This avowedly autobiographical deadpan comedy, directed by and starring Zahedi, details the life of an insecure young man who becomes addicted to prostitutes, and finds himself unable to stop even though it destroys all of his relationships. His solution: he makes a film about his predicament. And it's one of the drollest, most original films of the year. | Read MoreDocumentary
A well-meaning Cristiano spends days searching for just the right present for his love. Finally, he happens upon the perfect restuarant and books a table for the night. Fastforward to the evening of his lover's birthday. Everything is going smoothly until destiny unexpectedly knocks on his door and takes him for a jolting ride. | Read MoreDrama
Embarking on a quixotic quest, the filmmakers attempt to trace the legendary Ada Falcón, a tango singer of the '30s (her most famous song is the film's title) who disappeared without a trace at the height of her fame. Is she still alive? Where is she? Voted best documentary of 2003 by Argentina's film critics, this is a film you won't easily forget. | Read More
Having broken racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent, the late Moms Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Now Whoopi Goldberg takes a deep dive into Mabley’s legacy via recently unearthed photography, rediscovered performance footage and the words of numerous celebrated comedians. A true passion project for Goldberg, I Got Somethin’ to Tell You shows Mabley’s historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Documentary
Super 16mm filmmaking is back in full swing. Find out why so many indies are opting to stay on film using this easy, low-budget option. Festival filmmakers discuss the look, the cost, and the post-production paths that make their features successful.
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How did a man who trained as an architect track down some of the world's most notorious war criminals? Discover the history and legacy of legendary Nazi hunter and humanitarian Simon Wiesenthal in this stirring documentary. Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Nicole Kidman, it features previously unseen archival footage and interviews with friends, family and world leaders.
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What do the religious right and the gay liberation movement have in common? Both were fortified by the efforts of one woman: Anita Bryant. Part document and part poem, and composed of news footage, commercials and Bryant's own home movies, I Just Wanted To Be Somebody brings us back to the late 1970s and reflects on Bryant's life and the impact she had on both of these controversial social movements. | Read More
Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin wrote, directed, and stars in this bittersweet romantic comedy about an overweight, underappreciated Chicago actor in search of a soul mate. The urban, odd-man-out humor is reminiscent of early Woody Allen, but the angst remains low-key in this highly personal, immensely likable film. Starring Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, and Bonnie Hunt. | Read MoreComedy
A reality television show plays in the background of five different apartment units while the realities of life and love play out in the forefront. Five apartments, five different relationships, connected by one TV show and one building. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
The quickly changing attitudes of a little girl are documented in Jay Rosenblatt's delightful short I'm Charlie Chaplin. Ella, the filmmaker's daughter, thinks Chaplin is the funniest character around. She dresses up like him one Halloween and comes home with a massive haul of candy. One year later, Ella dresses up like Chaplin again, but now she doesn't like the tie and thinks that maybe she'd like to be a ghost instead. "Why?" asks her mother. "Stop talking," says Ella. | Read MoreDocumentary