Brian Geraghty gives a haunting performance as prim and taciturn David, forced for years to watch over his sexually predatory partner Lila and her violent urges. David longs for human connection and a less violent existence, and when a would-be victim becomes a chance at redemption, he is torn between his humanity and the only life he's ever known. | Read MoreThriller
One of Central Europe's leading filmmakers follows his unforgettable A Midwinter Night's Dream (2005 Tribeca Film Festival) with this new film whose five episodes conjure up a world where people have trouble distinguishing truth from illusions. Each segment reflects the motto of Voltaire's Candide: "Optimism is insisting everything is good, when everything is bad."
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Orange Bow humorously chronicles a teen's tedious journey from his house in Brooklyn to a neighborhood birthday party. Along the way, he encounters a handful of mundane obstacles, from a disinterested gift wrapping clerk to a nonfunctioning building elevator. Just as the frustrated teen is about to reach his party, he is hit with a highly unexpected surprise. Inspired by a true story, this winsome short provides a slice of what it is like to grow up in Brooklyn. | Read MoreDrama and Comedy
An unlikely story of how two energetic Romans created an orchestra composed entirely of immigrants from all over the world living in one area of the Eternal City. When 30 different musicians playing 15 unrelated instruments finally take the stage, they provide a rousing call to arms for all who believe in the mini-miracles of neighborhood cultural initiatives.
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In this fresh and colorful lovable loser tale, Henry has spent most of his life trying to blend in. When his seemingly normal life turns upside down, his friend convinces him to move to Spain and open a restaurant. But before he can break free of the mundane, he gets sidelined caring for his mentally unstable mother, running into a lost-soul feminist who does performance art in a strip club, and a big bag of steroids. | Read MoreDrama and Comedy
A devastating meditation on the human costs of war, inspired by the Thomas Merton poem. Schonegevel's film mixes live action with found footage (including eerie color images of sun-drenched mornings in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and New York on September 11) to explore America's responsibility for its sordid nuclear legacy.
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For more than 20 years AIDS has ravaged the planet. The ancestral virus was found in chimpanzees, but the question remains: How did it cross over to humans? Origins examines the controversy that engulfed the scientific community when it attempted to explain the genesis of one of the deadliest diseases to afflict mankind. | Read More
There's a part of Washington, DC never seen by the tourists and ignored by the mass media. At least three percent of DC is HIV positive, a staggering rate higher than parts of Africa, but the city is also full of encouraging stories of grassroots movements to extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope. TFF alum Susan Koch's (Kicking It) eye-opening documentary tells the unheard stories behind the growing epidemic in our nation's capital. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Regina is a 65-year-old woman who passes her time working as a volunteer informant for the Copacabana police. One night she spies a man apparently murdering his wife through lethal injection. When the police decline to investigate, Regina takes up the case herself, and soon becomes romantically entangled with her prime suspect. Featuring a tour de force performance by Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station). | Read More
Come celebrate the vision, promise, and diversityof New York City youth-produced media! Curated by the Tribeca Film Institute, this screening showcases the best student-made work from across NYC. RSVP to email@example.com . | Read More
Our School follows three Roma (commonly known as Gypsy) children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. Touching on issues ranging from institutionalized prejudice, public education, and the intractability of poverty, but always firmly rooted in the hypnotic rhythms and profound reality of the Roma community, Our School is a deeply affecting, often infuriating, and ultimately bittersweet story of tradition and progress. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
After migrating to the U.S. about 2 years ago, I started missing my father terribly, who was unable to come with us. I decided to interview other teenage boys who grew up without their father to understand how it has affected their lives. Mentor: Neel Scott | Read MoreDocumentary
Outerborough explores the narrative power of reframing images from vintage films. Redeploying footage from Across Brooklyn Bridge (1899), Morrison commemorates the iconic 19th-century structure through 21st-century artistic reconsideration.
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Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) delivers a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Outrage boldly reveals the hidden lives of some of our nation's most powerful policymakers, details the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets. | Read MoreDocumentary