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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 17 RESULTS | FILMS PLAYING AT TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
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ALPHAGO

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Greg Kohs
  • Country: USA
With simple rules but a near-infinite number of possible outcomes, the ancient Chinese board game Go has long been considered the holy grail of artificial intelligence. Director Greg Kohs' absorbing documentary chronicles Google's DeepMind team as it takes on one of the world's top Go players in a weeklong tournament, pitting man against machine in a competition that reveals as much about the workings of the human mind as it does the future of AI. | Read More
Documentary
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BLUES PLANET: TRIPTYCH WITH PERFORMANCE BY TAJ MAHAL

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
Blues Planet: Triptych explores the Gulf Oil Spill disaster and its aftermath through environmental artist Wyland who, along with 30 of today's pre-eminent artists, recorded a new genre of global blues on the catastrophe's anniversary.

After the screening: Taj Mahal and the Wyland Blues Planet Band will perform.

Also screening with Shorts: S.O.S | Read More
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CRYPT TV'S MONSTER MADNESS

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Country: USA
Crypt TV’s Monster Madness features some of the best and biggest character shorts from the digital brand's scaremakers. From a stunningly terrifying protector of the bullied to a child’s toy that reveals horrors around every corner of a suburban home to the real life tale of a man whose body is stretched and pierced into a piece of daring art, Crypt shorts proudly embrace the horror lifestyle.

After the screening: A conversation with filmmaker Eli Roth, Crypt TV Chief Content Officer, Kate Krantz, and Crypt TV filmmakers Gabriel Younes, Anthony Melton, and Ben Franklin. Moderated by Crypt TV CEO & Co-Founder, Jack Davis. | Read More
Drama, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
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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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DUMB: THE STORY OF BIG BROTHER MAGAZINE

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: Patrick O'Dell
  • Country: USA
Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine charts the rise and fall of the irreverent, boundary-pushing “Big Brother Magazine”, whose taboo-breaking stunts and unapologetically crass humor spawned MTV’s Jackass and a generation of skaters. Featuring a trove of original footage and interviews with the magazine’s major players, Dumb celebrates the lowbrow legacy of this touchstone of 90’s counterculture. | Read More
Documentary, First Time Filmmaker
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FROM THE ASHES

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Bonfiglio
  • Country: USA
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

Before the Premiere Screening: Special introduction by three-term Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Michael Bonfiglio, Founder & CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation, Brandon Dennison, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, Mary Anne Hitt, and film subject Misti O'Quinn to discuss the state of the American coal industry. Moderated by Edward Norton. | Read More
Documentary, Environmental
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I AM HEATH LEDGER

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Derik Murray and Adrian Buitenhuis
  • Country: Canada
Told through excerpts of his greatest performances, interviews with friends and family (including Ben Mendelsohn, Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, and Ben Harper), and the lens of his own camera, I Am Heath Ledger is an intimate celebration of the actor, artist, and icon. An artist of exceptional depth and courage, Ledger was equally talented behind the camera. This stirring documentary paints a rich portrait of one of the great artists of his generation.

After the episode: A conversation with directors Derik Murray, and Adrian Buitenhuis, and family/friends of the subject Matt Amato, Ashleigh Bell, and Kate Ledger. Moderated by Editorial Director for People and EW, Jess Cagle. | Read More
Documentary
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MANIFESTO

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Julian Rosefeldt
  • Country: Germany
All current art is fake. Nothing is original. These are some of the statements exposed in artist Julian Rosefeldt's stunning piece. Starring Cate Blanchett, we witness a series of vignettes which draw upon artist manifestos that question the true nature of art. A chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms in each segment like never before. | Read More
Experimental
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THE PROTECTORS: WALK IN THE RANGER’S SHOES

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Created By: Imraan Ismail and Kathryn Bigelow
  • Country: USA
National Geographic's The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, is a documentary short shot in Virtual Reality that chronicles a day in the life of a ranger in Garamba National Park, managed by African Parks, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These rangers are often the last line of defense in a race against extinction as poachers continue to slaughter elephants for their ivory tusks. The rangers face constant danger and even death at the service of these sentient, noble creatures and can therefore truly be called the unsung heroes in this race against time. | Read More

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