A daring new film from internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Carter, MALADIES charts the struggles of an unstable former soap opera star (James Franco) in 1960’s New York as he tries to restart his floundering creative career. Hoping to find clarity and new purpose as a writer, he holes up with his eccentric sister (Fallon Goodson) at the seaside home of their best friend (Catherine Keener). But as he disappears further into his own mind, reality begins to slip through his grasp. Featuring an award-winning ensemble, including David Straithairn and Alan Cumming, MALADIES is a heartfelt but defiantly unconventional exploration of the creative mind. | Read More
Packed with five decades of rare archival footage and captivating melodies, Mama Africa tells the incredible story of Miriam Makeba. First introduced to American audiences by Harry Belafonte, Makeba's songs exposed the injustice of Apartheid in South Africa to the world—resulting in a 30-year exile from her home country. Throughout her life, Makeba inspired millions through her powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
On August 7, 1974, New York gasped as Frenchman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers-without a safety net. Peppered with humor and awe, this stunning portrait of an artist of reckless daring and impish charm is sure to leave viewers spellbound. | Read MoreDocumentary
Two days before Christmas in 1988, a 59-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Because of police bungling, the crime was never solved. Now the woman's daughter, an Australian documentary filmmaker, returns to Johannesburg to reopen the case. What begins as a quest for justice becomes a powerful exploration into the nature of healing.
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Based on the Caldecott Medal book, this is the true story of Philippe Petit, a young French aerialist, and his daring 1974 high wire walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center. Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal. | Read More
The empty existence of a German official living in Tbilisi, Georgia, brightens when he forms a tenuous friendship with a 12-year-old girl living in one of the city's refugee camps. But corruption, violence and accusations of pedophilia taint their growing bond, echoing post-Soviet Georgia's uneasy relationship with the West. In Georgian and German.
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Growing up in Miami, the director witnessed drive-by shootings and death threats directed toward her father, a former friend of Fidel Castro and opponent of the embargo. Using never-before-heard CIA audiotapes and fascinating interviews with her father, Weisman links his past and present in an eye-opening film that's sure to be talked about. In Spanish and English.
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Native New Yorker and inaugural Emerging Director winner Eason made an auspicious debut with Manito, an electrifying story set in Manhattan's Washington Heights that charts the differences between two brothers over 24 hours leading up to a night that could derail both their lives. Eason returns to Tribeca with Journey to the End of the Night, starring Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, Scott Glenn, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Alice Braga. | Read More
In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore—what does it mean to be a man? Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and executive producers Ben Silverman, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman present a delightfully entertaining doc featuring candid interviews from Arnett, Bateman, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and everyday people weighing in on everything from the obsession with facial hair to body dysmorphic disorder. | Read MoreDocumentary
A lowly caterpillar is trapped in a bug collector's jar and desperately needs some help. An arrogant praying mantis eventually comes along to offer some advice, at which point the caterpillar realizes that the newcomer will need to be taught a lesson in humility. From story, to visuals, to music and sound, first-time filmmaker Josh Staub created this enchanting computer-animated film in its entirety during his spare time over the course of 18 months. | Read MoreAnimation
When avant-garde filmmaker Marie Losier began making films about her favorite artists, Guy Maddin was at the top of her list. He flatly told her he would rather die than have his face filmed, so she opted for his hands. Shot in black and white without dialogue with a delightful musical score.
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