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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 14 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'MUSIC'
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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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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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DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Ellen Goldfarb
  • Country: USA
Featuring interviews and rare footage of U2, Blondie, Duran Duran, Joan Jett, The Cure, Billy Idol, and Depeche Mode, Dare to Be Different is a nostalgic look at WLIR 92.7, the radio station that introduced these bands to a US audience. Director Ellen Goldfarb tells the story of the rise and fall of this institution, and the birth of the punk and new wave communities.

After the Premiere Screening: A live music tribute to WLIR from A Flock of Seagulls, Dave Wakeling of The English Beat, and The Alarm. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
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THE FOSTER PORTFOLIO

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Danielle Katvan
  • Country: USA
Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange double life. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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LA BELLE ET LA BêTE | THE PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE

  • Section: Retrospective Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 1942
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Jean Cocteau
  • Country: France
One of the most celebrated and unique works in Philip Glass's recent career is his live interpretation of Jean Cocteau's masterpiece La Belle et la Bête. Not staged in New York City in over two decades, this special production is presented by The Town Hall and Tribeca in association with Pomegranate Arts, and features a Conversation with Philip Glass prior to the film. | Read More
Drama, Music
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LETTER TO THE FREE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Bradford Young
  • Country: USA
Inspired by some of our greatest musical recordings and performances "behind bars," Letter to the Free brings some of our generation's most talented and gifted jazz musicians to Queens Detention Complex and asks them to fill the hallways with their blessings, their spirited sounds. | Read More
Drama, Music, African American Director(s)
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LOST & FOUND

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Country: USA
Stella and Ian are separating. But for this modern LA couple, that’s nothing to be sad or ashamed about. They decide to host an “un-wedding” party to celebrate. As friends and family descend on their home for the occasion, secrets are revealed and loyalties tested in this comedy-drama about family, friendship, and marriage from Executive Producers Haroula Rose and Melonie Diaz. With: Melonie Diaz, Will Janowitz, Jennifer LeFleur, Terence Nance, Avi Rothman, Laura Lee Botsacos, Abby Wathen, Nick Thurston, Haroula Rose, Ethan Gold. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Music, Female Screenwriter(s), TFF Alumni
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THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Tabbert Fiiller
  • Country: USA
Within months of the demise of the Sex Pistols in 1978, lead singer Johnny Rotten (aka John Lydon) formed post-punk outfit Public Image Ltd., an innovative and influential band which has accumulated a legion of fans since its founding. In this incisive, entertaining doc, Lydon opens up the book on his decades as a music provocateur, while past and present band members fill in the gaps and add their perspectives.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Tabbert Fiiller and the film’s subject John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten. Moderated by Variety's Cynthia Littleton. | Read More
Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
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ROCK'N ROLL

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Directed By: Guillaume Canet
  • Country: France
Real-life couple Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard play themselves in this satirical comedy about a couple dealing with aging in the limelight. After Guillaume gets told by a co-star that he’s just not that cool anymore, he goes to increasingly extreme lengths to prove her wrong, putting his happy domestic life to the test. | Read More
Comedy, Music

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