Tribeca Film Festival

Culture

the best things to watch, see, and do this week

Your indispensable gui-De to leisure action in NYC, April 22 to 28.
Nicole DeMarco
4.22.19
Culture

‘for ahkeem’ is a coming-of-age story for the era of black lives matter

Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest’s pertinent new documentary follows 17-year-old Daje Shelton through adolescence, pregnancy, and the school-to-prison pipeline. We talk to the directors about filming against the backdrop of the Ferguson uprising...
Hannah Ongley
4.21.17
Film

5 vital new lgbtq films

A Tom of Finland biopic, a short documentary exploring modern-day Mississippi’s queer culture, a Chinese lesbian horror film — the varied LGBT+ offerings at this year’s TFF represent the dynamism of the community itself.
Emily Manning
4.19.17
Film

6 inspiring female-led movies that premiere at tribeca

The Tribeca Film Festival is combatting Hollywood’s gender inequality problem this year with a bounty of female-directed and female-led films.
André-Naquian Wheeler
3.31.17
Culture

how an all-lgbt gang used fashion to survive when america wouldn’t let them

The Check It is a gang of queer black youth operating just blocks from the White House in inner-city D.C. The new documentary 'Check It' gives a voice to a forgotten subculture for which self-expression is simultaneously dangerous and all-important.
Hannah Ongley
4.20.16
Film

‘all this panic’ might be the most honest documentary about teenage girlhood ever

Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton’s first film, about seven friends growing up in New York, is a rare unfiltered depiction of how it feels to be young, female, and figuring it out.
Alice Newell-Hanson
4.19.16
Film

how getting jumped for a pair of nikes inspired tribeca standout 'kicks'

Director Justin Tipping discusses how masculinity, materialism, and music shape his outstanding debut feature film, ‘Kicks.’
Emily Manning
4.19.16
Film

how david byrne recruited st vincent and dev hynes for an epic color guard stadium showdown

The former Talking Heads frontman premiered 'Contemporary Color,' an unmissable documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival that followed the making of his wildly imaginative color guard spectacular at the Barclays Center last summer.
Emily Manning
4.18.16
Culture

5 stranger-than-fiction documentaries to catch at tribeca film festival

From 60s skate culture in Venice Beach to a stunning exploration of true true love, Tribeca Film Festival has some forceful stories to tell this year. Here are five you absolutely can’t miss.
Hannah Ongley
4.14.16
Film

5 first-time female directors to discover at tribeca film festival

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival belongs to the female directors breaking onto the feature-film scene for the first time. Here’s what to catch, from Katie Holmes’ directorial debut to Jenny Gage’s hotly tipped portrait of teenage girls coming of age...
Blair Cannon
4.13.16
Film

patricia arquette is fighting hollywood sexism, even if it means she loses jobs

The actress celebrated an empowering new partnership between Tribeca Digital Studios and the ActuallySheCan campaign that champions young female directors.
Emily Manning
3.23.16
Film

kristen stewart’s sci-fi romance, mia wasikowska's directorial debut, and other tribeca film festival highlights

From dystopian futurist features to David Byrne’s electrifying color guard documentary, here’s what to catch at New York’s favorite film festival.
Emily Manning
3.3.16
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