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Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 until Sunday, 29 April 2018

The mission of the festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.


Oscar-Qualifier:

Best Narrative Short


 

 

2018 LGBT films...

CALL HER GANDA

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: PJ Raval
  • Country: USA, Philippines

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. Read More

DISOBEDIENCE

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Directed By: Sebastian Lelio
  • Country: UK

After the death of her estranged rabbi father, a New York photographer returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in North London where she grew up and, in doing so, reignites long-dormant passions and controversies. Read More

DRIVER ED

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: USA

A guy decides to get his driver's license to impress his NASCAR-loving girlfriend, but unexpected things happen on the open road.

DUCK BUTTER

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Miguel Arteta
  • Country: USA

Two women, jaded by dishonest and broken relationships, make a pact to spend 24 uninterrupted hours together, having sex on the hour. Their romantic experiment intends to create a new form of intimacy, but it doesn't quite go as planned. Read More

EVERY ACT OF LIFE

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeff Kaufman
  • Country: USA

Every Act of Life presents a revealing portrait of four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s groundbreaking, six-decade career in the theater, fight for LGBTQ rights, and triumph over addiction. Read More

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Kate Novack
  • Country: USA

From the Deep South to the fashion capitals of the world, The Gospel According to André recounts fashion editor André Leon Talley’s storied life and career through intimate conversations, rich archival, and testimonials from fashion luminaries including Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Marc Jacobs.

HOWARD

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Don Hahn
  • Country: USA

Howard Ashman, the once-in-a-generation songwriting talent, revitalized Disney with his work on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Howard is a tribute to the lyricist and to the power of musical storytelling.

THE LOVE LETTER

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Atara Frish
  • Country: Israel

When Noa finds a special love letter in her locker, she struggles to reconcile her safe, restrained world and her urge to feel—at least for a brief moment—loved. Read More

MAPPLETHORPE

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Ondi Timoner
  • Country: USA

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.

MCQUEEN

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui
  • Country: UK

Legendary couturier Alexander McQueen’s rags to riches story is vividly brought to life by his closest friends and family and through his revolutionary body of work, as inspired, tortured, and visionary as the man himself.

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Desiree Akhavan
  • Country: USA

After Cameron is caught having sex with another girl on prom night, her conservative guardians send her to gay conversion therapy. There, she forges an unlikely community with her fellow teens in this Sundance-winning coming of age story. Read More

MR. SOUL!

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Melissa Haizlip and Samuel Pollard
  • Country: USA

An entertaining, essential look at the groundbreaking television show SOUL!, which, under producer-host Ellis Haizlip’s passionate guidance, showcased the breadth of black artistry from 1968 to 1973.

THE PARTY'S JUST BEGINNING

  • Section: International Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Karen Gillan
  • Country: Scotland

Liusaidh is a sharp-witted, foul-mouthed, heavy-drinking twenty-something who is still reeling from a recent loss. Written by, directed by, and starring Karen Gillan, this surreal coming-of-age tale is a love letter to her hometown in the Scottish Highlands. Read More

QUEERSKINS: A LOVE STORY

  • Section: Storyscapes
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: USA

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.

SHE FLIES BY HER OWN WINGS

  • Section: Cinema360
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Country: USA

She Flies by Her Own Wings depicts the inspiring story of Shannon Scott, who chose to stand up when her community, the U.S. armed services’ proud transgender service members and veterans, was under attack by President Donald Trump. Having enlisted before she could vote, Shannon has dedicated her entire adult life to defending and safeguarding American citizens at home and abroad.

STUDIO 54

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Matt Tyrnauer
  • Country: USA

In 1977, Studio 54 and its founders, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, epitomized New York hedonism. But by, 1979 the fantasy was over—and Studio 54 goes inside that meteoric rise and catastrophic fall. Read More

UNITED SKATES

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler
  • Country: USA

Credited with incubating East Coast hip-hop and West Coast rap, America’s roller rinks have long been bastions of regional African-American culture, music, and dance. As rinks shutter across the country, a few activists mount a last stand. Read More

WE THE ANIMALS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar
  • Country: USA

This lyrical coming-of-age tale, based on the acclaimed novel, weaves magic realism into an exquisite portrait of three brothers, their troubled parents, and the secret that the youngest of them holds.


 

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