This Japanese horror film was created by a director of one of the influential original Ring films. This time the malevolent maguffin is not vicious videotape, but a
mysterious newspaper that predicts deaths, beginning with the daughter of the story's protagonist. Premonition is based on a popular Japanese manga (comic book). | Read More
A 75-year old villager mounts his third campaign for Iran’s presidency, aided only by a disabled sidekick, to whom he’s naturally promised the post of Minister of Health. Shot during the same election that brought just as unlikely (but far less endearing) candidate to power, this is a droll portrait of a man stubbornly holding onto his dream. | Read More
Culled from direct cinema pioneer Robert Drew's unparalleled behindthe-scenes footage of JFK at work in the Oval Office, and the events that brought him there, this remarkable film proves a timely update of the Kennedy mythos and an eerily intimate portrait of the man himself. | Read MoreDocumentary
Alone in a brightly lit studio, a ballerina recalls her old choreography, leaping and spinning in front of an invisible audience in Prima.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Escape Clause program. | Read MoreDrama
This extraordinary first documentary about Sao Paulo's infamous prison starts where Hector Babenco's fictional Carandiru (also in the Festival) leaves off. Through a workshop at which video cameras were given to inmates, Sacramento pushes the boundaries of the genre in delivering a convincing and coherent film -- reality and cinema are rarely paired with such humanity and originality. | Read More
As her final starring role, the legendary Louise Brooks plays a typist who wins a beauty contest in this French-shot feature. We are screening the rare silent version, which is somewhat different from the sound version that is usually shown. Preceded by Giovani Pastrone's one-reeler, The Fall of Troy (1911). Both films with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin and live translation of French and Italian intertitles. | Read More
Drawing on several new films at this year's festival -- Vitus, Nobel Son, and Eye of the Dolphin -- and such acclaimed movies as A Beautiful Mind, Proof, Good Will Hunting, The Aviator, March of the Penguins and more, Tribeca Talks brings filmmakers and scientists together for an entertaining conversation about science in the movies. | Read More
Award winner Gianvito ferrets out the gravesites and monuments of American rebels and leftists embedded in long-forgotten landscapes, reviving America's rich history of progressive social protest. Playing with Hidden in Plain Sight as part of Progressive Landscapes. | Read More
Courtney is a senior at an elite New York girls' school. Thinking that she'll have her pick from a horde of male models, she enlists a party promoter to find her a prom date over the Internet, duly ignoring the misgivings of her friends and parents. What Courtney ultimately winds up with is a motley bunch of misfits. With less then ten days to prom, will she find her Prince Charming? | Read MoreDocumentary
The biggest budgeted Chinese movie ever made, The Promise boasts the acting talents of Hiroyuki Sanada, Jang Dong-Kun, and Cecilia Cheung. This action-filled epic tells the story of a love triangle between a general, a slave, and a beautiful princess who yearns for true love. A Warner Independent Pictures release. | Read MoreDrama and Action
This documentary follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists. One recounts how the chief of religious police read the Koran before engaging in rough sex with her. | Read More
The late Ossie Davis stars in this true wartime story of the only African-American crew to take a Navy warship into combat in World War II. The ship's first port of call was in Northern Ireland, where, for the first time, the sailors were treated simply as Americans.
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In the aftermath of his older brother's murder, a fiery South Asian teen struggles to find a path between rage and redemption in this coming-of-age film set on the streets of Elmhurst, Queens, during the politically charged aftermath of September 11. In English and Hindi with English subtitles. (Ages 14+) | Read More