In Medium Cool, Haskell Wexler mixed fiction with documentary footage when he had actors emote on location in Chicago while real violence swirled around them at the '68 Democratic convention. This time, director Weintrob put his actors on Manhattan streets while the demonstrators and police surrounded them at last summer's Republican convention. | Read More
In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. - Twelfth Night
Ah, to be famous. The money, the lifestyle, the paparazzi picking through your garbage can...With the price tag on interviews, pictures, anything having to do with a celebrity growing higher each day, Tribeca Talks gets serious about fame. What drives it, who wants it and is it something you are born to have? Our panel of scientists and damage control experts discuss the psychological roots behind the need to swivel necks and the collateral damage that comes with being a household name. | Read More
Gustav Deutsch, the maestro of found footage filmmaking, excavates old movies from archives worldwide (including the Kinsey Institute) to weave together a stunning vision of the natural and mythological order of the universe, love between the sexes, and weapons of mass destruction. Recommended for adults only. | Read MoreDrama
Each year the program chooses material which promotes the understanding and culture of science and scientists to develop for the screen. This year's selection fulfills the mission of the program by offering insight into the mind of an unparalleled mathematical denius and holds our the promise of an exciting film to come. Join us to celebrate science and film with a panel discussion and a reading from this year's selection, A First Class Man by David Freeman. | Read More
A man lives without a heartbeat. A facility harvests garbage for energy. A paraplegic sails the English Channel alone. Nine three-minute films from directors Jessica Yu, Nelson George, Michèle Ohayon, and more tell the amazing stories of innovators making our world a better place. Join us for this unique program of short films, including four world premieres, followed by a Q+A with select FOCUS FORWARD filmmakers. | Read More
At a remote medical facility, a group of seven strangers begin a clinical trial for the experimental new drug: Pro-9. As the untested drug begins to course through their veins, unexpected side-effects start to take hold and several of the volunteers are sent into an uncontrollable murderous rage. | Read More
This 1953 South Seas adventure, starring Fred MacMurray and Vera Ralston, is the essence of Republic Pictures' "B" movie style, and it's been lovingly restored to its TruColor glory by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Climaxing with a volcanic explosion that must be seen to be disbelieved, it's the ultimate Saturday matinee experience. Introduced by Martin Scorsese. | Read More
Jon is well past his glory days on the football field and searching for meaning in the small town of Fairhaven, Mass. When his friend Dave comes home for his father's funeral, the limits of friendship are tested as the past is uncovered. This thoughtful meditation on love, loss, and minor triumphs reminds us that sometimes the most important things in life are the little moments we cherish forever. Chris Messina, Rich Sommer, and Tom O'Brien star. | Read MoreRelationships
Everything bad that can happen on the way to a party happens to easygoing young Tou in this chronicle of a nighttime trip though Beirut, permeated by the smell of falafel frying at neon-lit stands. Flipping between the playful youth and scenes of unexpected danger, Kammoun creates a kind of Lebanese After Hours.
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Experience the Egyptian revolution through the eyes of a Bedouin falcon trainer who sees the regime fall from afar and speaks of how falconry and government are similar in A Falcon, A Revolution.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read More
This experimental short film, which pays homage to the iconic filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, examines the delicate balance of life and nature through dreamlike images and sequences. The film contains no dialogue but weaves a complex narrative about life, death, space, relationship, and the environment. | Read More
A Windows on the World waiter is sent down to the 103rd floor but cannot find the Canter-Fitzgerald employee who placed the order, nor anyone else. It's 9:41 a.m., September 11, 2001. Inspired by the September 11 photograph that ran once in The New York Times before being banished by the mass media. | Read MoreDrama
A permanent fixture in the popular culture and an inspiration to any kid who ever sought stardom, Fame burst into the world in 1980 with its energetic celebration of growing up, honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, and living life. Following crisscrossing stories of the musicians, actors, dancers, and dreamers who strive to get in and graduate from New York City's High School for the Performing Arts, this Oscar®-winning musical truly sings the body electric. Note: Film contains brief nudity. | Read MoreDrama