Like to watch movies online? Staying inside away from the snow and looking for a great list of Netflix movies to binge on? We've compiled a list of some of our Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) alums currently on Netflix to help film lovers navigate the plethora of options available, and find films that have been funded by TFI. We are proud we helped bring these films to light, and we encourage you to watch them! Take a look below.
MEET THE PATELS (TFI Documentary Fund grantee)
Directors: Geeta V. Patel, Ravi V. Patel
Meet The Patels is a laugh-out-loud documentary about a 30-year old 1st generation Indian-American guy trying to find love the really old fashioned way—by asking his parents to help find him a wife. When his love life tanks, Ravi sees no options -- so why not let his matchmaking family have a shot? Fox Searchlight recently acquired the rights to Meet the Patels with plans to turn it into a scripted comedy. Get in on the hilarity now so when the remake comes out later and you can say you saw the original.
BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL (TFI/ESPN Prize grantee)
Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way
Battered Bastards of Baseball is a Netflix Original documentary and chronicles the colorful true story of the Portland Mavericks, a scrappy, independent baseball team of underdogs started by actor Bing Russell in the 1970s. Some say it is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories, but you have to see it to believe it.
I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS (Tribeca All Access® grantee)
Director: Leah Meyerhoff
In the scripted feature film I Believe in Unicorns a teenage girl, resentful of a childhood spent caring for her disabled mother, runs away with an older boy only to discover that their new life together is not the fantasy she had imagined. First love isn't always what it's cracked up to be, but a sense of self worth definitely is. How does the story end? Watch to find out...
AMERICAN PROMISE (Tribeca All Access® grantee)
Directors: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
American Promise is a powerful and revealing documentary that follows two African-American boys and their families for 12 years as they navigate the terrain of race, privilege and opportunity at a rigorous New York City private school. American Promise received three Emmy Nominations in 2015 for Best Documentary, Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story Long Form, and Outstanding Editing.
GUN HILL ROAD (Tribeca All Access® grantee)
Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green
In Gun Hill Road, Green's scripted feature film debut, after serving 3 years in prison, a father returns to his family in the Bronx with a struggle between him and his bi-curious teenage son that leaves his wife stuck in the middle. Will the son grow more like the father or will the father grow more understanding of the son?
GOD LOVES UGANDA (Tribeca All Access® grantee)
Director: Roger Ross Williams
The documentary God Loves Uganda goes inside the powerful and underreported evangelical campaign to change the face of African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. This searing documentary comes from Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams. He is the first African American to win an Academy Award® for directing and producing a film, short or feature.
WHEN I WALK (Tribeca All Access® grantee)
Director: Jason DaSilva
In this deeply affecting documentary a young filmmaker living with multiple sclerosis turns the camera on himself, inspired by the desire to reconcile filmmaking with the difficulties of living with the condition.
EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL (Tribeca All Access® grantee)
Director: Darius Clark Monroe
This moving documentary digs deep as the filmmaker explores how he went from a straight-A student to a bank robber. In this film, executive produced by Spike Lee, a filmmaker turns the camera on himself as he seeks forgiveness from victims of a bank robbery he participated in as a sixteen-year-old. You can catch Director Darius Clark Monroe's short film Dirt premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
E-TEAM (Gucci Tribeca Documentary grantee)
Directors: Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman
This Netflix Original documentary digs deep as we follow the intrepid and often hazardous work of four human rights investigators as they document abuses in the midst of conflict zones in Syria and Libya. The investigators are members of the Emergencies Team, or E-Team, of an international human rights organization.
GIDEON'S ARMY (Tribeca All Access® grantee)
Director: Dawn Porter
Every day, people are arrested, shoved into a squad car, and booked, their only line of defense is in the hands of a public defender. Gideon's Army asks, are they up to the fight?
We know it can be challenging to sift through all the movies on Netflix, so we're keeping an eye out for TFI-supported projects making their way onto Netflix. More to come!
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