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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 27 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY THE LETTER: 'T'
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TAKE ME

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Pat Healy
  • Country: USA
Ray is in the boutique simulated abduction business. It’s an understandably threadbare market, so he jumps at the chance when a mysterious call contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday at the end. But the job isn't all that it seems. A black comedy that threads the needle between crime thriller and slapstick farce, Take Me is as twisty as it is funny. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
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TALKING WITH GHOSTS

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Created By: Sophia Foster-Dimino, Ric Carrasquillo, Roman Muradov, and Maria Yi
  • Country: USA
Talking With Ghosts is the next wave of emerging art in the field of Illustrative VR. Following the success of Dear Angelica, Oculus Story Studio is enhancing its painting app, Quill, with comic-like storytelling functionality, enabling anyone to tell their own illustrative stories in VR. The resulting works are called Quill Stories and Talking With Ghosts is a compilation of the very first of their kind, entirely painted and told in VR by four remarkable artists. Made in collaboration with Oculus Story Studios. | Read More
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TESTIMONY

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 40 minutes
  • Created By: Zohar Kfir
  • Country: USA
The conversation around sexual abuse has drastically shifted in today’s United States. Despite persistent victim-shaming and the discounting of their experiences, abuse survivors are coming forward in increasing numbers, empowering one another to become agents of change. Testimony is an interactive documentary presenting the narrative accounts of sexual abuse survivors, using virtual reality to engage viewers with an intimate, motion-driven interface. | Read More
Documentary
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THERE'S … JOHNNY!

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Country: USA
It's 1972, and everyone goes to bed together... with Johnny Carson, TV's biggest star. 19 year old Nebraskan Andy Klavin stumbles his way into a gig as a gofer at Carson's "The Tonight Show" and into a world that will change his life. There's… Johnny! takes a fictional comedic trip back in time, to go behind the man in front of the curtain, and look at the lives and loves of the people who make all of America laugh.

After the episode: A conversation with creators Paul Reiser and David Steven Simon , executive producer David Gordon Green, and cast members Tony Danza, Ian Nelson, and Jane Levy. Moderated by critically acclaimed author, Bill Carter. | Read More
Comedy
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THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Eddy Moretti
  • Country: USA
A VICE Impact Film, The Third Industrial Revolution

The global economy is in crisis. Economists warn that we face 20 more years of declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality. And now, climate change is ravaging the planet. Where do we go from here? Economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin outlines a journey into the Third Industrial Revolution — a new era of sustainable development, accompanied by vast new economic opportunities in a smart green digital global economy.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Eddy Moretti, economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, and president and CEO of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields. | Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), Environmental
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THIRST STREET

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Nathan Silver
  • Country: USA, France
There’s a fine line between lust and obsession—and for flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge), that line is often difficult to see. Grieving over a lover’s suicide, Gina loses her grip on reality after falling for a suave Parisian bartender. Tribeca alum Nathan Silver (Actor Martinez) takes cues from ‘70s Euro erotic psychodramas in this gorgeously retro and piercingly intimate look at one-sided love. | Read More
Drama, Action, Comedy, New York, TFF Alumni
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A THOUSAND JUNKIES

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Tommy Swerdlow
  • Country: USA
Three heroin addicts crisscross Los Angeles in search of relief in this comedy balanced on the fine line between reliance and dependence. With a sensitive eye and gift for the absurd, writer/director/co-star Tommy Swerdlow crafts both the inevitable and the wholly unexpected: a drug movie that struggles to find any drugs, and a road movie that drives in circles. | Read More
Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
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THUMPER

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Jordan Ross
  • Country: USA
This suspenseful crime drama follows Kat Carter (Eliza Taylor), the troubled new girl in a school harboring a deep secret. When she attracts the attention of the volatile gang leader Wyatt (a menacing Pablo Schreiber), Kat’s own hidden secrets threaten to put her life in danger. Executive Produced by Cary Fukunaga, the film features raw supporting turns from Lena Headey, Daniel Webber, Ben Feldman, and Grant Harvey. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
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TILT

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Kasra Farahani
  • Country: USA
There’s something off about Joe. Although his pregnant wife, Joanne, supports him as he devotes more and more time to his passion project, a sprawling documentary about America’s “golden age,” both the film and Joe are becoming increasingly unhinged. Joanne is growing worried about Joseph’s odd behavior...but not as worried as she should be. | Read More
Drama, Horror, Thriller, Experimental

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