One of the staples of the film culture in New York City, the Tribeca Film Festival is back! Going from April 13th-April 24th, there are a ton of great films on this years slate.
For the lovers of film in New York, it’s that time of the year again. The Tribeca Film Festival will be taken over by film lovers all over from April 13th-April 24th, and The Knockturnal will be around this year to enjoy the fun. Looking at all of the films screening at the festival this year, there’s just so much to go around for everyone. From documentaries to indies to shorts, I can tell that I’m going to want to see everything. The only downside to the Tribeca Film Festival is that for a lot of films, there’s very little that’s actually known about them. Some don’t even have trailers yet. But when you look at the cast list for these movies, you don’t always need a trailer. So to narrow a list down to ten films that audiences should keep an eye on…I can promise you it wasn’t easy. But I’ll do my best. Before I reach my top ten though, here are a few honorable mentions…a quick way to cheat and get in five more films.
By Sidney Lumet: Sidney Lumet is one of the most iconic names in filmmaking, bringing us classics such as 12 Angry Men, Network, and Dog Day Afternoon. In a never before seen interview, Lumet himself guides us through his life and his work as a director.
My Blind Brother: Starring Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, and Nick Kroll, My Blind Brother focuses on a sibling rivalry reaching tensions that are ridiculously high. As a fan of all three of the actors listed above, I’m pretty excited to see what the three of them could bring when working together.
The Family Fang: A brother and a sister return to their childhood home to search for their world famous parents who have mysteriously disappeared. Only Jason Batemen’s second directorial feature, he’s surrounded himself with some pretty top notch talent in Christopher Walken and Nicole Kidman.
Team Foxcatcher: As seen with the dramatic adaptation in Foxcatcher, Team Foxcatcher is a documentary focusing on the same events revolving around the relationship with John du Pont and wrestler Mark Schultz. We all know Hollywood can make certain topics seem a bit bizarre and strange, but this time the reality outdoes the fiction.
The Last Laugh (not pictured): Many people say that tragedy + time = comedy. The Last Laugh is a documentary focusing on humor and the holocaust, featuring interviews with some of the most famous comedians working today talking about if it’s acceptable to use comedy involving a tragedy of such a large scale.