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Tribeca Film Festival, 2019

APRIL 24-MAY 5, 2019

NEW YORK CITY, USA

The first edition of the Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by filmmaker Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and real estate investor-philanthropist Craig Hatkoff. It has now become a recognised platform for independent filmmakers across genres to increase the reach of their work among a wider audience. In its 18th edition, 103 films from 124 filmmakers will be screened at the festival. Half the films selected in the three competition sections have been directed by women. A total of 81 films will have their world premieres.

OPENING NIGHT

The Apollo

The Roger Ross Williams-directed HBO documentary chronicles the Manhattan-based iconic theater’s 85-plus years of history as an influential crossroads of race, class, art and culture.

CLOSING NIGHT

Yesterday

This Danny Boyle directorial is about a struggling singer-songwriter who lives in a tiny English seaside town and who, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, discovers that The Beatles never existed. Himesh Patel and Lily James lead the cast.

U.S. NARRATIVE COMPETITION

Blow The Man Down

Burning Cane

Clementine

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

17 Blocks

The Dog Doc

For They Know Not What They Do

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

Flawless

Flesh Out

The Gasoline Thieves

SPOTLIGHT NARRATIVE

American Woman

Buffaloed

Dreamland

SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

After Parkland

At The Heart of Gold

Devil’s Pie - D’Angelo

VIEWPOINTS

37 Seconds

All I Can Say

Lost Bayou

TRIBECA CRITICS’ WEEK

American Factory

Driveways

In Fabric

THIS USED TO BE NEW YORK

Martha

Other Music

The Projectionist

MIDNIGHT

Bliss

Come To Daddy

Knives And Skin

Indian Connect

Aamis

Assamese film Aamis, written and directed by Bhaskar Hazarika, is about a forbidden love affair between a married woman and a younger man. They discover that they have a shared love for meat-based cuisine and bond over food on dates. The film features Lima Das, Arghadeep Baruah, Neetali Das and Sagar Saurabh in key roles.

TV FESTIVAL

The Tribeca TV line-up includes 16 shows made up of eight series premieres, two season premieres, one feature documentary and five indie pilots. As part of anniversary events, In Living Color will be screened 25 years after its finale and The Simpsons will be screened 30 years after its debut. The festival will also see world premieres of new series such as The Boys, Chernobyl, I Want My MTV and On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us among others.

TRIBECA TALKS

As part of the Directors Series, Martin Scorsese will be in a conversation with Robert De Niro, and David O Russell and Jennifer Lawrence will come together for a one-on-one conversation on their creative relationship. Marielle Heller and Guillermo del Toro will also discuss their filmmaking careers. Under the Storytellers section, drummer-DJ-producer-author Questlove, stand-up comics Sarah Silverman and Mike Birbiglia, actors Michael J Fox and Denis Leary, writer-musician Jaron Lanier and actor-director Rashida Jones will talk about their professional journeys. Prior to the screening of Ballet After Dark and If There Is Light under The Queen Collective Shorts programme, musician Queen Latifah and filmmaker Dee Rees will engage in a conversation on Latifah’s journey from musician to actor to entrepreneur and her contribution to accelerating gender and racial equality behind the camera.

 

– Titas Chowdhury

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