The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 24th with the World Premiere of THE APOLLO, directed by TFI alumni and current board member Roger Ross Williams. Roger's APOLLO premiere takes place nearly a decade after his first Tribeca All Access grant for GOD LOVES UGANDA, and on the heels of his TRAVELING WHILE BLACK (2015 Tribeca All Access grantee) premiere at Sundance.
Following Opening Night, we're excited to have 13 TFI-supported projects making their world premiere at #Tribeca2019! Click each title to get tickets, or if you want premium access, there's no better way to experience the Festival than our Z Passes, which directly benefit our work.
STRAY DOLLS - 2016 Tribeca All Access; 2018 IWC Filmmaker Award
Director: Sonejuhi Sinha
Two young women working in a motel are caught in a web of crime when one petty theft spirals into the next, setting off a domino of violent events.
Saturday, 4/27 - 9:00 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-01
Sunday, 4/28 - 8:45 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-4
Wednesday, 5/1 - 5:45 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-4
Saturday, 5/4 - 6:15 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-9
THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD - 2017 AT&T Untold Stories Participant, 2017 Tribeca All Access
Director: Ani-Simon Kennedy
Teenage Nola grew up living out of a van with her charismatic father, Clint—two nomads against the world. When tragedy strikes, Nola must confront the reality of life on the road alone. She’ll need to take the wheel for the first time – learning to own her grief, her past and her new destination.
Saturday, 4/27 - 2:30 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-07
Sunday, 4/28 - 5:00 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-6
Wednesday, 5/1 - 5:45 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-03
Saturday, 5/4 - 9:00 PM - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-11
CLEMENTINE - 2019 IWC Filmmaker Award
Director: Lara Jean Gallagher
A heartbroken woman becomes entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex's lake house in the Pacific Northwest. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go.
Saturday, 4/27 - 5:45 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-03
Monday, 4/29 - 5:30 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-06
Thursday, 5/2 - 6:00 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-11
Saturday, 5/4 - 5:30 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-1
LUCKY GRANDMA - 2018 AT&T Presents: Untold Stories Winner
Director: Sasie Sealy
Grandma is an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandmother with a small-time gambling habit. When a local fortune-teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to go “all in” and lands herself on the wrong side of luck, and in the middle of a Chinese gang war.
Sunday, 4/28 - 2:30 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-07
Tuesday, 4/30 - 5:30 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-1
Thursday, 5/2 - 5:00 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-6
Sunday, 5/5 - 5:45 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-03
A WOMAN'S WORK: THE NFL'S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM - 2016 Tribeca All Access
Director: Yu Gu
Football and feminism collide in this feature documentary that follows three former NFL cheerleaders and their class-action lawsuits brought against their teams.
Saturday, 4/27 - 6:30 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-07
Monday, 4/29 - 5:45 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-03
Wednesday, 5/1 - 6:45 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-05
Saturday, 5/4 - 3:45 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-04
RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT - TFI Network
Director: Matt Wolf
Radical Communist, counter-cultural television producer, Apple shareholder, and private archivist Marion Stokes captured three decades of television on her VCR. Her expansive project tore her family apart, but it’s now being digitized by the Internet Archive.
Thursday, 4/25 - 6:30 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-07
Friday, 4/26 - 7:00 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-3
Saturday, 4/27 - 12:45 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-9
Saturday, 5/4 - 7:00 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-3
OUR TIME MACHINE - 2016 Tribeca All Access Alumni Grant
Director: Yang Sun
Two influential Chinese artists--a son and his ailing father--dream up an ambitious, magical theater performance in order to reconcile their rocky relationship before their time together is up. OUR TIME MACHINE is a visually sumptuous exploration of memory, aging, and the lasting impact of the Cultural Revolution.
Sunday, 4/28 - 5:30 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-06
Tuesday, 4/30 - 7:00 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-3
Friday, 5/3 - 7:00 PM REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-3
LITTLE MISS SUMO - 2018 TFI ESPN Short Documentary Program
Director: Matt Kay
Banned from competing professionally, female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori will have to retire at the age of 21. Fighting tradition, Hiyori embarks on a remarkable journey, confronting obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to help change Japan's national sport forever.
THE BOXERS OF BRULE - 2018 TFI ESPN Short Documentary Program
Director: Jessie Adler
Shaionna, a young Lakota woman, creates a girls' boxing team to combat the youth suicide epidemic threatening the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation. With the odds stacked against her, Shaionna must confront her own demons as she fights to bring hope and healing to her community.
MACK WRESTLES - 2018 TFI ESPN Short Documentary Program
Directors: Taylor Hess and Erin Sanger
Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs broke records and changed history by winning the Texas state title two years in a row. With high school ending and college on the horizon, the sports champion, national activist, and high school hero must grapple with what comes next.
LITTLE MISS SUMO, THE BOXERS OF BRULE and MACK WRESTLES screen in the Sports Shorts Program:
Saturday, 5/4 - 6:00 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-01
Sunday, 5/5 - 3:00 PM VILLAGE EAST CINEMA-03
WATER MELTS - 2018 TFI Interactive, 2019 TFI Network
Director: Lillian Mehrel
A blue-hearted rom-com about people who are going to lose someone they love. Nobody knows what to say. So they fight about nothing, laugh or cry, and dance at the wedding. It's a romantic comedy, after all.
ARMONIA - 2018 TFI Interactive, 2019 TFI Network
Director: Bracey Smith
Armonia takes the ride of the emotionally dynamic piano concerto "Armonia Degli Uccelli (Harmony of the Birds)," and marries it to a universally accessible animation, to produce a uniquely layered spectacle of spatial storytelling.
DREAMS OF THE JAGUAR'S DAUGHTER - 2018 TFI Interactive, 2019 TFI Network
Director: Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Dreams of the Jaguars Daughter is a three-part Experimental VR Documentary where Achik', the spirit of young Mayan immigrant, guides the viewer's through her dreams and memories of the journey north. Starting from the Guatemalan Jungle, traveling through central Mexico and finishing in the Arizona Desert. Each chapter is composed of video documentation of immigrants' journeys during the 2018 Caravan, 3D scanned portraits and 360 footage.
WATER MELTS, ARMONIA and DREAMS OF THE JAGUAR'S DAUGHTERS all screen in the Cinema360: Such Sweet Sorrow Program:
Friday, 4/26 - 3:00 PM & 8:30 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Saturday, 4/27 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Sunday, 4/28 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Monday, 4/29 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Tuesday, 4/30 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Wednesday, 5/1 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Thrusday, 5/2 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Friday, 5/3 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB
Saturday, 5/4 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM TRIBECA FESTIVAL HUB