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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 180 RESULTS | FILMS FROM USA
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AUTO

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Created By: Steven Schardt
  • Country: USA
In the near future, self-driving taxi services employ “safety drivers,” a transitional measure of comfort for passengers. On his first day, Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant with 40 years of driving experience, picks up a couple habituated to the service. Not content, nor comfortable, with merely sitting, Musay insists on driving instigating a series of events with substantial consequences. | Read More
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AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Country: USA
Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, executive produced by Shailene Woodley, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.

After the Movie: A conversation with filmmakers Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey, and Floris White Bull. Moderated by Executive Director of Lakota Way Healing Center, Doug Good Feather. | Read More
Environmental
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BEBYLON BATTLE ROYALE

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 3 minutes
  • Created By: Ikrima Elhassan and Cory Strassburger
  • Country: USA
From the minds at Kite + Lightning, this comedic arena battle experience blends a satirical narrative with revolutionary head-to-head VR gaming. Set in a futuristic status-conscious society, players compete as crude, narcissistic, immortal babies seeking fame and fortune. Wielding weaponized status symbols such as gold-plated selfie sticks and big-fisted battle buggies, you can be the “beby” of your most shameless rock star fantasy. | Read More
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BECOMING HOMELESS: A HUMAN EXPERIENCE

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Created By: Jeremy Bailenson, Tobin Asher, and Elise Ogle
  • Country: USA
Everyone's story is unique, but the human experience is collective. In this interactive first-person VR experience, you face the adversity of living without a home. From Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Becoming Homeless aims to change the way we think and act about our global homelessness epidemic. | Read More
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BLACK MAGIC FOR WHITE BOYS

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Onur Tukel
  • Country: USA
Pilot episode screening as part of Pilot Season on 4/23, 4/24, 4/28, and 4/29. A screening of additional episodes Black Magic for White Boys will take place on 4/26.
An aging magician is about to lose his small New York theater, but has a devilish plan to save it. A middle-aged man finds his sovereignty in jeopardy when he impregnates a woman he barely knows. A real estate mogul is frustrated that he can't raise the rent on this tenants. These characters converge in Tribeca alum Onur Tukel’s bizarre comic tale about testing boundaries, gentrification, and how old New York is fading away. | Read More
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BLACKOUT

  • Section: Storyscapes
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Created By: Mei-Ling Wong, Alexander Porter, James George, and Yasmin Elayat
  • Country: USA
Blackout is an ongoing participatory, volumetric VR project gathering the reflections of real people living in today’s tense political climate through the lens of the New York subway. By creating a rotating, ‘crowd-sourced’ cast, Blackout addresses the impossible task of representing the extraordinary breadth of human experience in New York City. Each viewing of Blackout is different, surrounding you with a unique group of straphangers taking you to the places their minds go between destinations. | Read More
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BLAME

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Quinn Shephard
  • Country: USA
Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in fantasy worlds. When high school drama teacher Jeremy (Chris Messina) casts her in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms. But soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond innocent flirtation, and it in turn fuels a classmate's vengeful jealousy that quickly spirals out of control and brings about a chain of events that draws parallels to Salem. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BOBBI JENE

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Elvira Lind
  • Country: USA, Denmark, Israel
In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)
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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexandra Dean
  • Country: USA
Known for her unmatched beauty, Hedy Lamarr’s fans never knew she also possessed a beautiful mind. Immigrating to Hollywood in the late 1930s, Lamarr acted by day and sketched inventions by night, even devising a “secret communication system” for the Allies to beat the Nazis. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story reveals how Lamarr gave her patent away to the Navy, receiving no credit for her engineering innovations, even as she was immortalized as a legend of the silver screen. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker

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