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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 18 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY THE LETTER: 'D'
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DABKA

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Directed By: Bryan Buckley
  • Country: USA
When rookie journalist Jay Bahadur (Evan Peters) has an inspiring chance encounter with his idol (Al Pacino), he uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer (Barkhad Abdi), he attempts to embed himself with the local Somali pirates, only to find himself quickly in over his head. Based on the true story of one reporter’s risk-taking adventure that ultimately brought the world an unprecedented first-person account of the pirates of Somalia. | Read More
Drama, TFF Alumni
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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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DEAR BASKETBALL

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Glen Keane
  • Country: USA
Kobe Bryant's inspiring poem "Dear Basketball" is stunningly drawn to life by veteran animation director Glen Keane and set to the music of legendary composer John Williams. | Read More
Animation
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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: David France
  • Country: USA
Featuring never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews, Academy Award nominee David France (How to Survive a Plague) follows a new investigation into the mysterious death of self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson, one of the courageous black transgender activists who spearheaded the modern gay civil rights movement. | Read More
Documentary, LGBT
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THE DEPARTURE

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Lana Wilson
  • Country: USA
Lana Wilson follows up her award-winning film, After Tiller, with this profile of Ittetsu Nemoto, a Buddhist priest renowned for saving the lives of countless suicidal people. But Nemoto, suffering from heart disease and supporting his wife and young son, risks his life carrying the heavy emotional load to support those who no longer want to live. When saving others takes such a toll, can he find the resiliency to save himself? | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
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DEVIL'S GATE

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Clay Staub
  • Country: USA, Canada
Struggling to overcome a recent professional tragedy, a tough-as-nails FBI agent (Amanda Schull) heads to a small North Dakota town to investigate the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. The search leads to the missing woman’s husband’s (Milo Ventimiglia) secluded farm, on which answers, new mysteries, and God-fearing terrors await. Not to mention, they need to figure out what is going on down in the basement. | Read More
Thriller, Science Fiction, First Time Filmmaker
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THE DINNER

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Oren Moverman
  • Country: USA
Two brothers, congressman Stan and caustic former teacher Paul, are locked in sibling rivalry and are forced to come head to head over a dinner with their wives. As the two couples (Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall) sit down to dine, their dark family secrets are drudged on to the table along with the main course, in this adaptation of the Herman Koch bestseller. | Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s), Food
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TRIBECA TALKS: DIRECTORS SERIES - ALEJANDRO GONZáLEZ IñáRRITU WITH MARINA ABRAMOVIć

  • Section: Tribeca Talks: Director's Series
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, one of only three directors to ever win consecutive Oscars® and the first to do so in 65 years, will talk with ground-breaking performance artist Marina Abramović about his beautifully varied work on films such as Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Biutiful, Birdman, and most recently, The Revenant. Iñárritu is the first Mexican filmmaker to have been nominated for Best Director and Best Producer in the history of the Academy Awards. | Read More
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TRIBECA TALKS: DIRECTORS SERIES - JON FAVREAU WITH SCARLETT JOHANSSON

  • Section: Tribeca Talks: Director's Series
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Filmmaker Jon Favreau will talk to actress Scarlett Johansson about his distinguished and diverse career as a director, successful across both indie and blockbuster franchises, ranging from the indie hit Swingers to the blockbuster Iron Man series. He will also discuss his initiation into virtual reality with Gnomes & Goblins and the landmark live action effort, The Jungle Book, truly embodying the spirit of a director who knows no bounds. | Read More

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