Woody Harrelson goes all-in to save his dead grandfather's hotel-casino from a real estate developer in this hilarious mockumentary. His master plan: to win the world's most famous high stakes tournament, the Grand Championship of Poker. Anteing up the laughs are Werner Herzog, Cheryl Hines, David Cross, Ray Romano and Dennis Farina.
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Teta Fatima is the 83-year-old matriarch of the Kaabour family and the sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. This playful magical-realist documentary looks at Fatima's larger-than-life character as she struggles to cope with the silence of her once-buzzing house and imagines what awaits her beyond death.
After the Movie: The Doha Film Institute is pleased to invite New York audiences to celebrate Arab cinema with a special screening of the 2010 Doha Tribeca Film Festival Award Winner for Best Documentary, followed by a discussion on how the current uprisings in the Middle East region will affect the storytelling, production, and distribution of Arab films in North America and around the world. Panelists include director Mahmoud Kaabour and others. Moderated by international film consultant (France-Canada) Hayet Benkara. | Read MoreDocumentary
Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. | Read MoreThriller
Director Benita Raphan "explores the twin concepts of genius and stupidity," focusing primarily on deaf and blind Helen Keller and itinerant mathematician Paul Erdős. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Five separate stories set in the aftermath of New York City's omnipresent, but unmentioned, tragedy. From a boutique baker to a diplomat's bodyguard, each character has a story that quietly resonates internal grief, confusion, and the struggle of moving on. The incredible ensemble cast includes Maggie Gylenhaal, Edie Falco, Tony Shalhoub, and Stephen Colbert. | Read More
The 2005 Grand Jury Prizewinner is a startling break with the historical and political concerns of recent Chinese cinema, noteworthy not only for its unprecedented sexual candor but because it announced the arrival of a major new talent. It went on to great acclaim around the globe after its world premiere at the Tribeca Film festival. | Read More
These short shorts-conceived, written, directed by, and featuring Isabella Rossellini (who co-directed with Jody Shapiro)-provide a comical but insightful glimpse at how bugs and insects "make love." See them all together preceding My Winnipeg and in pairs (naturally!) before selected features. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
When his grant falls through a few days before production, a young filmmaker hides the bad news from his team and continues preparations on his film The Cycle of the Cockroach without financing or equipment. Reality blurs as scenes from the script suddenly begin to materialize—can this film exist only in his dreams? Assured direction is bolstered by strong and creative visual imagery in one of Rwanda's first feature-length narrative films. | Read MoreDrama
Join the conversation with indie film experts including Harvey Weinstein, Sundance winner Drake Doremus, Black Swan producer Brian Oliver, Fandor's Jonathan Marlow, Snagfilms CEO Rick Allen, and more* for a cutting-edge conversation about the business of independent film. TheWrap and Tribeca partner to convene a half-day conference with the most innovative thinkers and commanding voices addressing the realities and opportunities in financing, production, distribution, marketing, and technology. Passes for the event are on sale now for the early-bird price of $395, and capacity is extremely limited. On April 4, the price will increase to $495, so get your pass today. Don't miss it! | Read More
Paulie (Burns) has a week of hanging out with his four groomsmen to look forward to before he marries his pregnant fiancée. But cold feet are just the tip of the iceberg for this gang of Peter Pans in this charming comedy about learning to grow up after you've already reached your 30's. Also starring, Brittany Murphy, John Leguizamo, Jay Mohr, Matthew Lillard, and Donal Logue. | Read MoreComedy
Curmudgeonly small-town sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges) has a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no desire whatsoever to work with a straight-laced FBI agent (Don Cheadle) in from the States on a cocaine-smuggling case. Venerable Irish character actor Gleeson fills his acid-tongued cop with an irreplaceable charm, and his banter with Cheadle will leave you in stitches. | Read MoreThriller and Comedy