When eleven-year-old Wataru is told he can change his destiny by entering a magic gateway into another world, he jumps at the chance. But on his quest to find the Tower of Fortune and be granted any wish, he must conjure up all his bravery to battle a world of demons, his own friends and ultimately himself. In English. Ages 10+
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A pregnant Mexican woman is determined to have her baby on American soil. In order to take advantage of immigration policy, she waits until her cervix is dilated enough to cross the border in “active labor.” To complete her journey, Maria must face the intense physical strain of childbirth and the dangerous complications of illegal border crossing. | Read MoreDrama
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 MoreMusic
Finnish cinema takes another bold step forward with this enchanting film about an elderly Nenet woman who entertains a blind girl with tales of her youth as the betrothed of Num, the holiest of holies. Beguiling visuals and winsome performances by a cast of newcomers enhance this fascinating look at a unique culture.
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Bridegroom gives an intensely personal edge to the ongoing debate over the legal rights of same-sex couples. Interviews, photos and video footage all testify to the uncommon connection that drew together Shane and Tom. For six years they remained united despite extreme challenges from both family and society, until a tragic accident tears apart their dreams. Now one must fight to be recognized as his soulmate’s legitimate counterpart. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
In this bold and thought-provoking documentary about suicide and its complex aftermath, Steel spends from dusk until dawn filming the Golden Gate Bridge everyday for a year, capturing nearly two dozen suicides that occurred in 2004. Intercut with these frightening leaps are interviews with the family and friends of the deceased. | Read MoreDocumentary
For recent retiree Caroline (Fanny Ardant, 8 WOMEN, CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS), a new life of freedom and opportunity lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and most of all, to finally take care of herself. But while her peers at the local seniors’ club pass the time with ceramics and amateur theater, she finds a new hobby of her own between the sheets with the center’s computer teacher Julien (Laurent Lafitte, LITTLE WHITE LIES), a carefree ladies man decades her junior. The couple set rules for their affair, but Caroline seems to like courting danger, taking her lover to places she knows they might be seen and telling lies to her husband (Patrick Chesnais, THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY) that could easily be discovered. As Caroline finds herself in the midst a second youth – taking a new lover, living new experiences, breaking the rules, not doing what’s expected of her – will her retirement mark the beginning of the end for her marriage, or a new beginning? | Read More
They act. They write. They produce. And they direct. We sit down with some of Hollywood's super hyphenates - - those multi-tasking film stars who have become media conglomerates of their own. | Read More
More money, more problems. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes end up broke within a few years of retirement. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Bernie Kosar, Keith McCants, and Andre Rison, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
Elise runs a tattoo shop. Didier plays in a bluegrass band. When their daughter Maybelle is born, their happiness is complete, until a tangle of complications forces these two very different lovers to fight to save their marriage. Belgian director Felix van Groeningen follows his acclaimed Cannes entry The Misfortunates with this powerhouse melodrama of star-crossed lovers laced with emotional bluegrass performances. | Read MoreDrama
Sean is a kid from the projects of East New York struggling to support his family by dealing drugs, while trying to remain a role model to his younger brother. As his relationships deteriorate and the pressures upon him intensify, Sean faces his biggest challenge: owning up to the reality of the life he has created for himself. | Read More
Across Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, dozens of wars are waged by groups attempting to overthrow their rulers. How do they form? Where do they get money and weapons? Brooklyn is the answer for one 40-year-old Kosovo immigrant who owns a roofing company in the borough and is building a guerilla army.
In English and Albanian. | Read More