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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2008
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BAGHEAD

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Jay Duplass
  • Country: USA
It's not often that a film can be both a hilariously tongue-in-cheek sendup of indie flicks and a brilliantly insightful bit of character drama, but the Duplass brothers (The Puffy Chair) pull it off in this story of four fledgling actors, a rustic cabin, and… something… in the woods. | Read More
Horror and Comedy
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BALL DON'T LIE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Brin Hill
  • Country: USA
An urban coming-of-age story that follows Sticky, a talented streetballer (Grayson Boucher) who overcomes his troubled past through his passion for the game. Based on the popular novel, Ball Don't Lie features Ludacris, Rosanna Arquette, and Nick Cannon. | Read More
Drama and Sports
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BART GOT A ROOM

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Brian Hecker
  • Country: USA
It’s ticktock ticktock for Danny as the prom approaches, and he still doesn’t have a date. With the help of his plain-Jane best friend and likable but wacky parents (Cheryl Hines, William H. Macy), his hopes for that “special” night may come true in this colorful and quirky comedy. | Read More
Comedy
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BEFORE THE RAINS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Santosh Sivan
  • Country: USA
This lush period piece, set in Kerala, India at the twilight of the Raj, tracks the fraying friendship of an English spice baron (Linus Roache), his loyal aide (Rahul Bose), and his servant-and lover (Nandita Das). | Read More
Drama
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BEGINNING FILMMAKING

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 23 minutes
  • Directed By: Jay Rosenblatt
  • Country: USA and Finland
Beginning Filmmaking takes us through one year of trying to teach a preschooler how to make a film, demonstrating both the joys and frustrations of being a parent and of being a child, and that old or young, you really do have to be careful what you wish for. | Read More
Documentary
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BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Country: USA
Entertaining and informative, Bigger goes beyond examining the truth about anabolic steroids and the athletes--professional and amateur--who use them. Focusing on his own family's personal history, Bell looks at why Americans feel the need to be the biggest, strongest, and fastest. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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BITTER & TWISTED

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Christopher Weekes
  • Country: Australia
This quirky, multidimensional drama of longing and loss starts with the death of a young man and flashes forward three years to assess the toll it took on his parents, brother, and ex-girlfriend. A vivid style and nuanced performances add an unusual charm to this confident debut. | Read More
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BOY A

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: John Crowley
  • Country: U.K.
A former juvenile offender released from prison after 14 years reenters society with the help of his counselor. Newcomer Andrew Garfield gives a stunning performance as the hesitant 24-year-old who must catch up with his peers while keeping his past a secret. | Read More
Drama and Crime
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Returning to the Tribeca Film Festival for a second time is Grammy-nominated music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who owns Chop Shop Music Supervision and recently launched her music label Chop Shop Records. Patsavas will curate Breaking the Band, an exclusive live music showcase featuring The Hold Steady, The Virgins, Republic Tigers, and Bad Veins on Friday, May 2 at Webster Hall. | Read More
Music
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