Semper Fi: Always Faithful won this award: Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger's loyalty was always to the Marine Corps. But after his nine-year-old daughter died of a rare type of leukemia, Jerry's relentless search for answers leads to a shocking discovery exposing one of the largest water contamination sites in U.S. history. Living by the Marine creed, this drill instructor-turned-activist puts his own pain aside and takes on the top brass in an impassioned struggle for justice on behalf of his fellow soldiers and family. | Read More
They say all good things come in threes. We're certain the old proverb applies to films too, so this year for the first time we're screening the second and third place films in the Heineken Audience Award competition. | Read More
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life won this award: The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. Director Dori Berinstein captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon and throws it at the screen like roses at the stage during curtain call. You'll have a grin on your face and a tear in your eye, evidence that the original Dolly Levi is still glowin', still crowin', and still goin' strong. | Read More
In this emotional and charming family drama, unemployable Duncan (Joshua Jackson) grapples with painful, unresolved family baggage that keeps him from being a successful participant in the game of life. But a reunion with his aging grandparents (Donald Sutherland, Louise Fletcher) changes his world forever. Also starring Juliette Lewis.
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With a body of work that includes Five Easy Nieces and My Left Nut, Italian auteur Arturo Domingo is the foremost artist among pornographic filmmakers. In this hilarious spoof, Domingo hopes to revive his sagging career by reuniting with his former lead actor for his greatest film yet. | Read MoreComedy
Although the statistic is alarming--one in 150 children in the U.S. is now diagnosed with autism--this documentary is steeped in a sense of optimism. Filmed over the course of one year, it follows five autistic children in Los Angeles as they write and rehearse their own full-length musical, tossing aside all stereotypes in the process.
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A schoolgirl's autograph book is an eclectic collection of truisms and poems about friendship . In this story, it is also the cause of a rift between two friends who must decide if their friendship is one worth keeping. | Read More
The Avant-Garde Masters grants were created in 2003 by the National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation to preserve American Avant-Garde cinema. Funded by The Film Foundation, the program has helped save more than 90 films in its first decade, making many works available to audiences for the first time since their creation. The Tribeca Film Festival presentation celebrates the program's 10th anniversary with classics by Abigail Child, Larry Gottheim, George Kuchar, Carolee Schneemann, and many more. | Read More
The superhero team up of a lifetime—iconic Marvel characters Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow—band together to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security. Packed with action and spectacular special effects, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson. | Read MoreAction
A hilarious critique of life's cruelties, this modern surrealist comedy--by the same pair of loons responsible for Aaltra (TFF 2005)--chronicles the kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and two ketamine addicts. In a series of absurd, grotesque sequences, the wealthy woman turns the situation around and forces them to carry out her last wishes. The squeamish should stay at home. | Read MoreComedy