When a young Turkish woman is brutally attacked and raped, the responsibility for restoring her family’s so-called “lost honor” is left in the hands of her younger brother, a 13-year-old boy. Based on a true story. | Read More
Following the tragic death of their young daughter, the Hughes family decide to escape to their upscale vacation home in the woods. But their attempt to get some quality time together is violently interrupted when a neighboring family with a hidden agenda drops by for dinner. First-time director Jeremy Regimbal builds tension to a calculated and ultimately brutal crescendo in this home-invasion thriller. Starring Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D'Arcy, and Rachel Miner. | Read MoreThriller
In Vivid Detail is the unusual love story between Leslie and Justin, an architect who suffers from Prosopagnosia -- a neurological disorder that makes him incapable of recognizing faces. The couple must decide whether their new relationship can overcome the obstacles ahead of them as they try to cope with this bizarre but real condition, meanwhile raising the questions about how beauty is measured. Presented by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Behind every great action hero…there are real life heroes. Superman's acts of bravery are well-documented, but few have heard of the historians, actors, animated artists, and "SuperFans" that turned this flying man of steel into one of the world's greatest comic book heroes. In a Single Bound takes us from the inception of Superman by his creators Siegel and Shuster to his explosion into comic books, film, and even the courtroom. This explosive documentary is sure to fascinate anyone who has ever wondered what heroes are made of. | Read MoreDocumentary and Animation
Peter Whitehead's work as a key independent British filmmaker of the 1960's has been the subject of recent worldwide retrospectives. This documentary on the artist, by a returning TFF filmmaker, is important not only as a portrait, but also as a meditation on the construction of identity. Copresented by Anthology Film Archives.
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An 80-year-old man who recently lost his sight wants to remain useful. He makes knitted shopping nets while fighting with his cat -- a friend and enemy. He ventures outside, trying to give away the bags -- for free -- to people who only want to use plastic bags. A touching portrait of one man's yearning to be a part of society that values convenience over connection. | Read More
A wrong turn lands a young college graduate in a colorful realm of seriously twisted fairytales and wacky ne'er-do-wells on noble quests. To escape and win back his girlfriend, this unlikely hero must help a whimsical group of madcap misfits thwart the accepted social order and capture "The Grail of Popularity." | Read MoreComedy
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
Sophie is not like the other students at her school, but tonight she plays the violin in a concert among them. She wants her mother to be there. She wants her mother to see her on stage. She wants, for a moment only, to shine a little. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
A lyrical essay film that captures the spirit of excess and adventure embodied by The Great Gatsby (published in 1925) in fragments from home movies of a wealthy American family abroad in Europe and North Africa.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Journeys Across Cultural Landscapes program. | Read MoreDocumentary
Dating from 1950 to 1984, these 11 short films contain experimental narratives, personal documentaries, and abstract animation from the likes of Mary Ellen Bute, Storm de Hirsch, Faith Hubley, and Marie Menken, as well as contemporary voices of living female artists. Asserting the contributions of women filmmakers in the canon of the American experimental avant-garde, this program also celebrates 15 years of direct financial support for preservation of historically under-recognized films by women through the Women's Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television. Special thanks to Academy Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, Emily Hubley, The Museum of Modern Art Department of Film, Cecile Starr, and the individual filmmakers for their participation.
Tribeca Talks: Join us for a conversation with an eclectic group of women filmmakers who helped shape avant-garde cinema. Panelists to include: directors Liane Brandon, Lisa Crafts, Barbara Hammer, Jane Aaron, Bette Gordon, Caroline Mouris, as well as Bute films curator/collector Cecile Starr, animator Emily Hubley, and Tribeca's experimental film programmer Jon Gartenberg. Moderated by Drake Stutesman, Co-Chair of The Women's Film Preservation Fund and editor of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media. | Read More
Death is "just a breath away" in this horror film from Japan that is set in a horrifying hospital whose overworked staff is busy covering up their own malpractice until one patient exhibits gruesome, and deadly, symptoms - and then disappears. | Read More