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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
For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, I Am Big Bird features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart. | Read More
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
A well-meaning Cristiano spends days searching for just the right present for his love. Finally, he happens upon the perfect restuarant and books a table for the night. Fastforward to the evening of his lover's birthday. Everything is going smoothly until destiny unexpectedly knocks on his door and takes him for a jolting ride. | Read MoreDrama
Embarking on a quixotic quest, the filmmakers attempt to trace the legendary Ada Falcón, a tango singer of the '30s (her most famous song is the film's title) who disappeared without a trace at the height of her fame. Is she still alive? Where is she? Voted best documentary of 2003 by Argentina's film critics, this is a film you won't easily forget. | Read More
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.
Hosted by Kodak.
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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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