Jamal and Sharma document the 2002 murder of The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl by Islamist militants in Karachi, Pakistan, building a narrative of two well-educated, passionate men, Pearl and militant Omar Sheikh, whose lives took very different turns prior to their tragic crossing of paths. An HBO Documentary Film. | Read MoreDocumentary
A riveting, disturbing glimpse into the mind of John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, during the days leading up to his deadly confrontation with the rock star outside the Dakota. Lines lifted verbatim from Chapman's own journal give actor Jonas Ball's unforgettable performance an eerie, chilling precision.
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Travel to Scotland’s far northern highlands and explore the life and remarkable influence of Megan Boyd, fishing fly-maker extraordinaire. Self-taught in this enigmatic, artful craft, Boyd became an internationally renowned artisan and supplier to, among others, Prince Charles. Interviews, animations and images of the stunning Scottish countryside define Eric Steel’s lyrical tale of solitary celebrity and the joy of making your mark, even when it was the last thing you planned to do. | Read MoreDocumentary and Animation
The world's preeminent Koran-recitation competition takes place each year in Cairo, drawing Muslim children from as far as Tajikistan and the Maldives to perform in front of a panel of prominent judges. Following these talented youngsters from their intense preparation regimes through the rigorous rounds of the tournament, Koran By Heart is both an inspirational competition film and an engaging survey of the unique experiences of Muslim children throughout the world. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Interrogate witnesses, search for clues, and chase down suspects as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Tribeca Talks: Join us for a conversation about the video game, the technology behind it, and narrative and action in this medium. Moderated by Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, and Rockstar Games.. | Read MoreThriller
The quiet seaside life of two British sisters (Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith) is disrupted when they take in a stranger (Daniel Brühl, from Good Bye, Lenin!) who washes up on their shores in this bittersweet tale, an accomplished directorial debut for actor Charles Dance. A Roadside Attractions release.
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"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton's dictum applies neatly to this compelling, satirical political drama. Ralph Fiennes stars as a soldier who switches sides to help dissident political prisoner Donald Sutherland overthrow a brutal dictator. But will power still manage to trump morality? | Read MoreDrama
In this retelling of a classic, a financially strapped family is forced to sell their beloved collie Lassie. After traveling hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie resolves to return home. Set against stunning British landscapes, Lassie faces both human and natural dangers, but also finds help in unexpected places. With Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage, and Samantha Morton. (Ages 7+) | Read More
This stylized noir thriller from the U.K. burns with the unsentimental intensity of a Jim Thompson novel and seethes with the effortless cool of a Mike Hodges film. A bad man navigates a labyrinth of drug deals, double-crosses and hired hits that he hopes will lead to his salvation. A Sony Pictures Classics release. | Read More
In this intimate and moving portrait of groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank, Fox engages the artist in a dialogue about his life and work. Creative tensions develop between Frank's desire to focus on the present and Fox's impulse to revisit the past. | Read MoreDocumentary
British-Nigerian director Thomas Ikimi builds a thrilling psychological drama around an all-consuming central performance by Idris Elba (The Wire). Black ops operative Malcolm Gray is returning home after a botched mission in Eastern Europe. Holed up in a rundown Brooklyn motel room, he is torn between retribution and personal salvation as he mentally unravels. When the walls close in, his story may be all he can leave behind…. | Read MoreThriller
Jamal, a 10-year-old Muslim Pakistani mistakenly crosses the border between India and Pakistan, finding an unusual ally in a Hindu Brahmin, Bhola. Indian soldiers descend on Bhola's village searching for the 'terrorist' who crossed over. While Bhola's niece Rani insists they can't let a Muslim into their Hindu home. As Bhola and Rani grapple with the dangerous consequences of harboring a Pakistani coupled by the duo's deep-set prejudice against Muslims, Jamal puts his faith and hope in the power of humanity, and it's ability to unite a people separated by artificial boundaries a long time ago. Based on a true story. | Read More
The bright young things of London's social elite lead an existence as languorous and lavish as it is self-destructive. At the center is Alice, a stunning ex-model unable to keep up with the high standards of living her peers feverishly chase. Alexandra McGuinness' directorial debut presents a contemporary black-and-white portrait of overlapping cliques of friends struggling to get their lives under control before they fall numb to it all. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)