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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 180 RESULTS | FILMS FROM USA
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WARNING: THIS DRUG MAY KILL YOU

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 59 minutes
  • Directed By: Perri Peltz
  • Country: USA
Warning: This Drug May Kill You takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S., profiling four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers. Through the personal and emotional stories of people on the front lines of this epidemic, this filmis an eye-opening look at a terrifying epidemic that is devastating communities across this country, and the toll it has taken on its victims and their families.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research Collaborative Brandeis University, Gail Cole, film subject and co-founder, Hope and Healing After an Addiction Death, film subject David Cayce and producer Sascha Weiss. Moderated by the film’s director Perri Peltz. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Anna Chai and Nari Kye
  • Country: USA
Each year, $218 billion—or 1.3 billion tons—of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. Executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Chai and Kye’s fast-paced and forward-thinking food doc takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste and maximizing sustainability from innovative chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, who turn scraps into feasts before our eyes. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food, Asian American Director(s)
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WHEN GOD SLEEPS

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Till Schauder
  • Country: USA, Germany
“My songs didn’t make me famous. The fatwa did.” And so we embark on the journey of rapper Shahin Najafi, whose bold style and transgressive lyrics put him in the crosshairs of religious clerics in his native Iran. When God Sleeps tells the story of this tireless artist-activist against the backdrop of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and the European right-wing backlash against Middle Eastern refugees. | Read More
Documentary, Music, TFF Alumni
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WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: USA
Kate confronts the daily challenges of being an adult, she is spontaneously visited by versions of herself at different ages – each offering their “best” advice. Like “A Christmas Carol” but without the pesky morals, Woman of a Certain Age explores what happens when we actually listen to the voices in our head. | Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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YEAR OF THE SCAB

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: John Dorsey
  • Country: USA
During the 1987 NFL strike, teams scrambled to assemble temporary replacements to fill in for their boycotting players. The Washington Redskins were notable for their "scabs," a collection of cast-offs who nonetheless rode a surprising wave of momentum against all odds. Year of the Scab revisits this ultimate underdog story and the men whose ordinary lives were interrupted. Those so-called “scabs” helped break the strike and bring their team to victory, only to struggle for their place in the sports history books. | Read More
Documentary
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YOYO

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Country: USA
Caroline can’t stand that she is a virgin...And then the world ends. In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, after a dust storm has wiped out humanity, she meets Francis and is convinced that he’s the man to pop her cherry. YOYO is a heartfelt, dark comedy about finding meaning in life, even when life ceases to exist. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Science Fiction, Female Screenwriter(s), African American Director(s)

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