Executive producer Madonna exposes the tragic stories of the millions of Malawi children orphaned by AIDS, offering both a call to action and a revelatory personal journey. Featuring interviews with Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu, the film is a testament to survival, change, and hope. | Read MoreDocumentary
In conjunction with the Jerusalem Cinematheque, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute are proud to present a series of shorts about identity that were created by Palestinian and Israeli youth working together. Documents of hope, these films prove that dialogue and coexistence are possible. Each was made as part of the six year long "I am You are, Films and Identity" project. They reflect the fears, hopes, dreams, and experiences of the filmmakers. Following the screening, there will be a discussion led by Gilli Mendel, Director of Film and Media Education of the Jerusalem Cinematheque. (Ages 13+) | Read More
This avowedly autobiographical deadpan comedy, directed by and starring Zahedi, details the life of an insecure young man who becomes addicted to prostitutes, and finds himself unable to stop even though it destroys all of his relationships. His solution: he makes a film about his predicament. And it's one of the drollest, most original films of the year. | Read MoreDocumentary
Having broken racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent, the late Moms Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Now Whoopi Goldberg takes a deep dive into Mabley’s legacy via recently unearthed photography, rediscovered performance footage and the words of numerous celebrated comedians. A true passion project for Goldberg, I Got Somethin’ to Tell You shows Mabley’s historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Documentary
Super 16mm filmmaking is back in full swing. Find out why so many indies are opting to stay on film using this easy, low-budget option. Festival filmmakers discuss the look, the cost, and the post-production paths that make their features successful.
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How did a man who trained as an architect track down some of the world's most notorious war criminals? Discover the history and legacy of legendary Nazi hunter and humanitarian Simon Wiesenthal in this stirring documentary. Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Nicole Kidman, it features previously unseen archival footage and interviews with friends, family and world leaders.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin wrote, directed, and stars in this bittersweet romantic comedy about an overweight, underappreciated Chicago actor in search of a soul mate. The urban, odd-man-out humor is reminiscent of early Woody Allen, but the angst remains low-key in this highly personal, immensely likable film. Starring Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, and Bonnie Hunt. | Read MoreComedy
Reed Fish's future seems set until an old crush returns to Mud Meadows and makes him contemplate whether he's living the life he wants or a life imposed on him by his hometown. This refreshing coming-of-age comedy features a sweet, clever script and stars Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel and Undeclared's Jay Baruchel. | Read MoreComedy and Romantic Comedy
Ronnie, an enigmatic enforcer for a small-time Brooklyn crime boss, is tossed out by his girlfriend, ending the latest in a series of failed relationships. With no place to go, he heads to Sunny’s Bar to stay in the backroom, “finding hope in futility,” as Sunny’s wife puts it. In between jobs for his boss, Mr. DeMartino, Ronnie sculpts in ice, exploring the inner, deeper questions at the root of his ambivalence. | Read MoreDrama, Crime, Comedy
Oscar®-nominated animator Bill Plympton sketches a David Lynchian dark comedy about a morally bankrupt man scrabbling to hide the good in himself-which manifests itself in a pair of angel wings that just won't go away.