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2017 FILM GUIDE

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BLURRED LINES: INSIDE THE ART WORLD

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Barry Avrich
  • Country: Canada
Barry Avrich’s in-depth and eye-opening documentary pulls back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes dealings revolving around the contemporary art world. Reputable artists, critics, auctioneers and collectors demystify the often illusive and complex relationship between art and commerce in this film, which features extraordinary access to industry players. | Read More
Documentary, New York
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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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BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

  • Section: Retrospective Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Moore
  • Country: USA
In the age of Donald Trump and the "alt-right," and with mass shootings now a regular occurrence in the U.S., there's no better time to revisit Michael Moore's Academy Award®-Winning documentary, Bowling For Columbine.

In 2002, Michael Moore began his exploration of the roots of America's love affair with guns. The result was a masterpiece that stripped bare the racial unrest and culture of fear that is now as central to American society as ever.

After the Movie: On the 15th anniversary of the documentary, and on the exact day of the Columbine massacre 18 years ago, a conversation with director Michael Moore and D.A. Pennebaker on the timeliness of the film today. | Read More
Documentary
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BUMP & SPIKE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Jacobs
  • Country: USA
The spectacular rise and fall of the International Professional Volleyball Association, which existed between 1975–1980 complete with "party lifestyle," rocking arena matches and stars on the court and in the stands, is chronicled in this Michael Jacobs-directed film. | Read More
Sports, Documentary
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CAN'T STOP, WON’T STOP: THE BAD BOY STORY

  • Section: Gala
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Kaufman
  • Country: USA
A raw and exclusive look behind the scenes at the history and legacy of Bad Boy through a complex portrait of the label’s mastermind, Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, as he tries to reunite his Bad Boy Family in the course of a frantic three-week rehearsal period. This Live Nation Productions documentary finds him reuniting with the biggest names from Bad Boy’s history for a wildly successful pair of concerts at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. | Read More
Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
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CITY OF GHOSTS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Matthew Heineman
  • Country: USA
The fearless citizen-journalists of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” (RBSS) risk their lives on a daily basis to document and expose the atrocities of the Islamic State in their home city of Raqqa, Syria. Academy Award-nominee Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) returns to Tribeca with an immersive and deeply personal documentary chronicling the lives of these activists. | Read More
Documentary
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CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES

  • Section: Gala
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Directed By: Chris Perkel
  • Country: USA
Chris Perkel’s riveting profile of legendary music man Clive Davis spans a remarkable five-decade career, providing an incredible tour of the most sensational music of the cultural revolution, from the ’60s to the rise of hip-hop. Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys, Sean “Puffy” Combs, and a great many more attest to Davis as, in Aretha Franklin’s words, “the greatest record man of all time.” This amazing film is definitive, fascinating and ceaselessly entertaining proof. | Read More
Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
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COPWATCH

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Camilla Hall
  • Country: USA
Copwatch is the true story of We Copwatch, an organization that films police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. In her feature film debut, director Camilla Hall crafts an intriguing and timely profile of citizen-journalist-activists- including Ramsey Orta who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal arrest- who seek to disrupt the ever-present challenge of police violence. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, First Time Filmmaker
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THE COUNTERFEITER

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 23 minutes
  • Directed By: Brian Biegel
  • Country: USA
Featuring actual wiretapped phone calls and surveillance video, this film explores how the FBI brought down the largest counterfeit operation in U.S. history during the summer of 1998, thanks to the help of some major league baseball players. | Read More
Documentary

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