The countdown is on for the 2018 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival! We're incredibly proud to have 8 TFI-supported projects debuting at the Festival. Public tickets go on sale on March 27th and these films are not to be missed. Even better, purchase a Tribeca Film Festival VIP Package now and you'll have guaranteed VIP access to these films and so much more, plus proceeds support TFI!
CALL HER GANDA - 2017 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grantee
Director: PJ Raval
When a transgender Filipina woman is found dead in a motel room with a U.S. Marine as the leading suspect, grassroots activists demand accountability. The ensuing case lays bare a constellation of social and political tensions between the United States and the Philippines.
Thursday, 4/19 at 6:00 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 7
Friday, 4/20 at 5:00 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 6
Saturday, 4/21 at 5:30 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-4
Tuesday, 4/24 at 9:15 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 4
THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED - 2017 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grantee
Director: Assia Boundaoui
Journalist Assia Boundaoui sets out to investigate long-brewing rumors that her quiet, predominantly Arab-American neighborhood was being monitored by the FBI—and in the process, she exposes a surveillance program on a scale no one could have imagined.
Saturday, 4/21 at 6:45 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 2
Sunday, 4/22 at 7:30 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 3
Wednesday, 4/25 at 5:45 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-3
Thursday, 4/26 at 5:00 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 6
MAPPLETHORPE - 2012 Tribeca All Access Grantee
Director: Ondi Timoner
In the late 1960s, art-school dropout Robert Mapplethorpe moves into the Chelsea Hotel with dreams of stardom. He quickly becomes the enfant terrible of the photography world as the downtown counterculture of 1970s New York reaches its zenith.
Sunday, 4/22 at 9:00 pm - SVA THEATER 1 SILAS
Monday, 4/23 at 8:45 pm- CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 9
Tuesday, 4/24 at 6:30 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-5
Friday, 4/27 at 9:30 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-5
NIGERIAN PRINCE - 2017 AT&T Presents Untold Stories Winner
Director: Faraday Okoro
A troubled American teenager, sent away to his mother's native Nigeria, finds himself entangled in a dangerous web of scams and corruption with a con-artist cousin as his guide.
Tuesday, 4/24 at 7:00 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 7
Wednesday, 4/25 at 5:00 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 6
Thursday, 4/26 at 8:00 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-9
Saturday, 4/28 at 8:30 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-4
ROLL RED ROLL - 2015 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grantee
Director: Nancy Schwartzman
At a 2012 pre-season high-school football party in Steubenville, Ohio, a young woman was sexually assaulted. The aftermath exposed an entire culture of complicity—and Roll Red Roll maps out the roles that peer pressure, denial, sports machismo, and social media each played in the tragedy.
Sunday, 4/22 at 8:00 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 7
Monday, 4/23 at 8:30 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 3
Tuesday, 4/24 at 6:15 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-1
Saturday, 4/28 at 5:30 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-4
TO DUST - 2016 TFI Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize
Director: Shawn Snyder
Traumatized by the death of his wife, a Hasidic cantor obsesses over how her body will decay. He seeks answers from a local biology professor in this, the unlikeliest of buddy comedies.
6:00 PM - SUN 4/22 - SVA THEATER 1 SILAS*
*After the Premiere Screening: Tribeca Film Institute will host a conversation with writer/director Shawn Snyder, producers Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivolo and Ron Perlman, cast members Geza Rohrig and Matthew Broderick, and biologist Dawnie Steadman. Hosted by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
6:30 PM - MON 4/23 - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-5
3:30 PM - TUE 4/24 - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 8
9:00 PM - SAT 4/28 - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 7
TIME FOR ILHAN - 2017 TFI/A&E Indiefilms StoryLab Participant
Director: Norah Shapiro
In November 2016, Ilhan Omar made history as the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected for state office in America. Time for Ilhan offers an inspiring look at her campaign and the changing face of American politics.
Saturday, 4/21 at 3:30 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 8
Sunday, 4/22 at 8:15 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-6
Monday, 4/23 at 3:45 pm - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 2
Friday, 4/27 at 8:15 pm - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-6
QUEERSKINS: A LOVE STORY - 2017 Tribeca All Access Grantee
Director: Illya Szilak
In Missouri in the early ’90s, a diary and a box of belongings offers a devoutly Catholic mother—and participants of this haptic virtual-reality experience—a chance to know Sebastian, the estranged son she has lost to AIDS. Sitting in the back seat of a car, behind Sebastian's parents, you take an emotionally charged journey down a country road, a memory lane populated with scrapbook artifacts that present an archive of Sebastian’s life.
The Storyscapes program takes place at the Tribeca Festival Hub from April 20-28.
And check out all of the projects at the Festival from TFI alums here!