2023TribecaThe festival's feature film program has been revealed.
This year's festival runs from 7 to 18 June and includes a range of feature, documentary and animation films. The 2023 Tribeca Festival will present 109 feature films from 127 filmmakers from 36 countries, with 93 world premieres, one international premiere, eight North American premieres, one US premiere and six New York premieres.
There are 43 directors participating for the first time and 29 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects. A total of 41 percent of all feature films are directed by women, and for the first time more than half of the feature films in competition, at 68 percent, are directed by women. Additionally, 36 percent of feature films are made by BIPOC filmmakers, including two indigenous filmmakers.
This season is all about the actor-director, with films featuring several A-listers behind the camera. Highlights include the world premiere of Chelsea Peretti's meta comedy First Time Female Director and John Slattery's Maggie Moore(r) as well as David Duchovny's Bucky F*cking Dent and"Downtown Owl" by Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater. Michael Shannon's Eric LaRue and Jennifer Esposito's Fresh Kills have their respective world premieres, while Steve Buscemi's The Listener has its North American premiere alongside the New York premiere of Randall Park's Shortcomings.
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The documentaries range from David Gelb's Stan Lee feature to world premieres by Julie Cohen, Waad al-Kateab, Morgan Neville, Sam Pollard, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. An activist festival rooted in the core belief that art can inspire change, the 2023 Tribeca Festival will feature several documentaries that shed light on the ongoing war in Ukraine and the silence of artists in Iran.
For the third year in a row, Tribeca Festival celebrates Juneteenth with the Expressions of Black Freedom program, which will be a festival-wide celebration of hip-hop's 50th anniversary with the world premiere of All Up in the Biz, a documentary about New York hip-hop legend Biz Markie and the world premiere of "Cinnamon" directed by Bryan Keith Montgomery Jr. and starring Damon Wayans and Pam Grier.
"Tribeca Festival is a celebratory event that celebrates artists and delights visitors, and this year is no exception with a program of 109 feature films from 127 filmmakers," said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of Tribeca Festival and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, in an official statement . "Over 12 exciting days, we invite audiences to explore the magic of storytelling as a powerful tool for democracy, activism and social awareness."
Performances by Alicia Keys, Sara Bareilles and Gloria Gaynor feature live events in the Spotlight+ category. It has been confirmed that the Indigo Girls will host a Songwriting Masterless and news anchor Dan Rather will participate in a rare question and answer session.
"This year's slate is a joyous celebration of everything we love about the cinematic experience," said Cara Cusuamno, director of the Tribeca Festival and vice president of programming, in an official statement. "We bring breathtaking 3D films and poignant music documentaries, thrilling thrillers and hard-hitting comedies, independent flair and old Hollywood glam to New York. And as impactful as working on screen is, we're just as excited to complement the cinematic experience beyond the screen with an incredible range of live experiences in Spotlight+."
The Midnights offering introduces Escape from Tribeca, a psychotronic sidebar showing genre films from around the world, including the world premiere of India's great visual feast, Adipurush, directed by Om Raut. Festival-goers are also invited to a screening of the 50th anniversary phenomenon Enter the Dragon, followed by a chat with co-star Angela Mao and producer Andre Morgan about superstar artist and choreographer Bruce Lee and the film's production.
The festival also announced that the second annual Human/Nature Awards, an award created to recognize a film that best exemplifies solution-focused environmental storytelling, goes to Common Ground, directed by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, leaving and will have its world premiere at festival.
Ticket sales for the 2023 festival start on May 2. Tribeca Festival audiences can also stream selections at home from June 19 to July 2 via the Tribeca at Home online platform. The annual Tribeca Festival celebrates its 22nd year in New York City from 7-18. June 2023.
The following list of films, talent and synopses from this year's event was provided by the festival.
US narrative competition
Experience groundbreaking independent voices from across the country when these extraordinary world premieres in the U.S. Tribeca's Narrative Competition competes for prizes.
"Bad Things" (USA) - World Premiere. A weekend trip for a couple of girlfriends to a snowy resort turns into psychological chaos and a bloody nightmare. Long-dead guests and the room itself come alive in this haunting thriller. Stewart Thorndike directed and wrote the screenplay. Produced by Lizzie Shapiro, Lexi Tannenholtz. Starring Gayle Rankin, Hari Nef, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Rad Pereira, Jared Abrahamson, Molly Ringwald. A shocking release.
"Cypher" (USA) - world premiere. Documenting rapper Tierra Whack's astronomical rise to fame, director Chris Mourkabel captures the weird and sinister side of fame. This captivating and enigmatic pseudo-documentary will make viewers question everything they see. Directed and written by Chris Moukarbel. Produced by Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, John Hodges, Tierra Whack, Sanjay M. Sharma, Roya Rastegar, Anthony Seyler, Chris Moukarbel.
"The Graduates" (US) - World Premiere. After a tragedy, a group of friends face a troubling senior year. At the heart of director Hannah Peterson's feature debut are feelings of loss, anger, fear and purposelessness in society. Directed and written by Hannah Peterson. Produced by Josh Peters, Saba Zerehi, Taylor Shung, Jessamine Burgum. Starring Mina Sundwall, Alex Hibbert, Yasmeen Fletcher, Ewan Manley, John Cho, Maria Dizzia, Kelly O'Sullivan.
"Lost Soulz" (USA) - world premiere. Based on a genre-bending lo-fi soundtrack, "Lost Soulz" follows a young rapper who leaves behind his surrogate family and embarks on an expedition across Texas while reflecting on new and old friendships. Directed and written by Katherine Propper. Produced by Andres Figueredo Thomson, Juan Carlos Figueredo Thomson, Katherine Propper. Starring Sauve Sidle, Syanda Stillwell, Micro TDH, Krystall Poppin, Alexander Brackney, Malachi Mabson.
"Mountains" (USA) - world premiere. Xavier works at a demolition company and dreams of buying a bigger house for his family, while his grown son, caught between two cultures, struggles to find a home for himself. The result is a loving portrait of Miami's Haitian community. Director: Monica Sorelle, Script: Monica Sorelle and Robert Colom. Produced by Robert Colom. Starring Atibon Nazaire, Sheila Anozier, Chris Renois.
"The Secret Art of Human Flight" (US) - World Premiere. Grieving the death of his wife and fending off an ambitious detective who believes he killed her, Ben meets a man who claims he can teach him to fly. Instructor: H.P. Mendoza written by Jesse Orenshein. Produced by Grant Rosenmeyer, Tina Carbone, Benjamin Wiessner. Starring Grant Rosenmeyer, Paul Raci, Lucy DeVito, Nican Robinson, Reina Hardesty, Maggie Grace, Sendhil Ramamurthy.
"Smoking Tigers" (US) - World Premiere. Set in early 2000s Southern California, Smoking Tigers follows a Korean-American girl as she navigates ridicule and rising tensions while balancing the duality of her low-income family and affluent, elite high school environment. Directed and written by Shelly Yo. Produced by Guo Guo. Starring Ji Young Yoo, Jung Joon Ho, Abin Shim, Erin Yoo.
"Somewhere Quiet" (USA) - World Premiere. In the menacing and tense Somewhere Quiet, a woman adjusts back to normal after surviving a traumatic kidnapping - but her grounded sense of reality quickly begins to sour when she travels with her husband to his wealthy family's isolated estate. Written and directed by Olivia West Lloyd. Produced by Taylor Ava Shung, Emma Hannaway, Eamon Downey. With Jennifer Kim, Kentucker Audley, Marin Ireland.
INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING COMPETITION
The New York-based festival pushes its geographical boundaries with the International Narrative Competition, inviting filmmakers from abroad to join a global platform for contemporary world cinema.
"Boca Chica" (Dominican Republic) - World Premiere. A lively coming-of-age drama, Boca Chica follows 12-year-old Desi on her journey to becoming a famous singer. As Desi prepares to leave her hometown, she uncovers deep-rooted secrets that have long plagued her family and the Dominican coastal community. Director: Gabriella A. Moses, Script: Marité Ugás, Mariana Rondón. Produced by Sterlyn Ramirez. With Scarlet Camilo, Jean Cruz, Lia Chapman, Xiomara Rodriguez.
"Dead Girls Dancing" (Germany, France) - world premiere. On a road trip through Italy, four young high school students come across an abandoned village. Away from the expectations of parents and teachers, they experiment with the limits of their newfound freedom. Director and script: Anna Roller. Produced by Katharina Kolleczek, Lea Neu, Laure Parleani, Bérénice Vincent. With Luna Jordan, Noemi Liv Nicolaisen, Katharina Stark, Sara Giannelli.
"The Future" (Israel) - World premiere. Nurit, a criminal profiler, is recruited by Israeli intelligence to interrogate a young Palestinian woman who murdered a minister. During their meetings, Nurit realizes some uncomfortable truths. Directed and written by Noam Kaplan. Produced by Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir. With Reymonde Amselem, Samar Qupty, Dar Zuzovsky, Aviva Ger, Salwa Nakkara.
"Je'vida" (Finland) - world premiere. When embittered Sami elder Je'vida returns to her childhood home to prepare it for sale, she is flooded with memories of a life marked by deep systemic racism and her grandfather's relentless love, leading to a life-changing revelation. Director: Katja Gauriloff, Script: Katja Gauriloff, Niillas Holmberg. Produced by Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava, Anna Nuru. With Agafia Niemenmaa, Heidi Juliana Gauriloff, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Seidi Haarla, Erkki Gauriloff, Matleena Fofonoff.
"Marinette" (France) - International premiere. Marinette tells the story of the pioneering French soccer star Marinette Pichon. Filmmaker Virginie Verrier's biography tells of the athlete's struggle for respect in his home country after achieving success in the United States. Director and script: Virginie Verrier. Produced by Virginie Verrier. Starring Garance Mariller, Emilie Dequenne, Alban Lenoir, Fred Testot, Sylvie Testud.
"Richelieu" (Canada, France, Guatemala) - world premiere. After a bad break-up, Ariane moves home and gets a job as an interpreter for seasonal workers. When Ariane witnesses abuse in the workplace, she must decide how far she will go to speak out against injustice. Pier-Philippe Chevigny directed and wrote the screenplay. Produced by Geneviève Gosselin-G., Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto, Alice Bloch. With Ariane Castellanos, Marc-André Grondin, Nelson Coronado, Marvin Coroy, Maria Mercedes Coroy.
"Silver Haze" (Holland, UK) - Premiere in North America. 23-year-old Franky has spent most of her life seeking justice for the fire that left both physical and emotional scars on her as a child. When Franky falls in love with Florence, her wounds seem to heal, but the past finds a way to come back to haunt her. Sacha Polak directed and wrote the screenplay. Produced by Marleen Slot, Mike Elliott. Starring Vicky Knight, Esmé Creed-Miles, Charlotte Knight, Archie Bridgen, Angela Bruce.
"A Strange Path" (Brazil) - World Premiere. A young filmmaker returns to his hometown and tries to reconnect with his father as the pandemic spreads rapidly across Brazil. But their relationship turns out to be more complicated as stranger and stranger phenomena begin to arise as they get closer. Guto Parente directed and wrote the screenplay. Produced by Ticiana Augusto Lima. With Lucas Limeira, Carlos Francisco, Tarzia Firmino, Rita Cabaço.
Experience the cinema of reality with these remarkable non-fiction premieres that will turn heads in the coming year.
"Between the Rains" (Kenya) - World Premiere. Between the Rains is a coming-of-age documentary about a young member of a formerly nomadic tribe in northern Kenya who struggles with the ecological and psychological consequences of climate change. The result is a film that revolves around the concepts of tradition, culture and homeland. Directed by Andrew H. Brown, Moses Thuranira. Produced by Moses Thuranira, Samuel Ekomol, Andrew H. Brown.
"Breaking the News" (US) - World Premiere. Breaking the News follows the determined efforts of women and non-binary journalists to create a news "startup" to bring forth voices neglected in mainstream news. Filmmakers Hernandez, Courtney and Hairston provide an in-depth look at bias and inclusion in the ever-changing media landscape. Directed by: Chelsea Hernandez, Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston. Produced by Diane Quon, Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston and Chelsea Hernandez.
"The Gullspång Miracle" (Sweden, Norway, Denmark) - World premiere. In Maria Fredriksson's strange documentary, two devoted sisters buy an apartment after seeing a divine sign - only to find out that the seller of the apartment is the same as their other sister, who committed suicide some thirty years earlier. Director: Maria Fredriksson. Produced by Ina Holmqvist.
"Lionheart" (USA) - World Premiere. The death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon on the racetrack shook motorsports to its core. Ten years later, Wheldon's sons Sebastian and Oliver are following in their father's footsteps, processing their grief behind the wheel at 200 miles per hour. Directed by Laura Brownson. Produced by Chapman Way, Maclain Way, Laura Brownson.
“Maestra” (USA, France, Poland, Greece) – world premiere. Filmmaker Maggie Contreras follows women from diverse backgrounds as they compete in the first all-female competition for conductors. Maestra explores gender expectations with aplomb and warmth. Directed by Maggie Contreras. Produced by Neil Berkeley, Maggie Contreras, Melanie Miller, Lauren Lexton, Emma West.
"Q" (Lebanon, USA) - World Premiere. In his extraordinary debut film, filmmaker Jude Chehab powerfully examines his mother Hiba's devotion to an all-female mystical order in Syria. Using visually stunning and haunting images, Chehab explores how this dedication turned her mother-daughter relationship and the dynamics of the entire family upside down. Directed, written and produced by Jude Chehab.
"Richland" (USA) - world premiere. Richland is a sober, meditative portrait of a nuclear-powered town grappling with its origins and divisive past while considering its future. Filmmaker Irene Lusztig's patient and curious story skilfully uses themes such as security, violence and community. Directed by Irene Lusztig. Produced by Irene Lusztig, Sara Archambault.
"Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed" (USA, UK, New Zealand) - World Premiere. This contemporary exploration of Hollywood and LGBTQ+ identity examines the life of legendary actor Rock Hudson, from his public "ladyman" persona to his private life as a gay man. Directed by Stephen Kijak. Produced by Will Clarke, George Chignell, Carolyne Jurriaans, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter. An HBO Documentary Films release.
"Rule of Two Walls" (Ukraine) - world premiere. Rule of Two Walls examines the war in Ukraine through the eyes of artists living and creating in the midst of an unprecedented conflict. Poignant, poetic and haunting, it illuminates the crucial role that cultural and spiritual resistance plays in times of crisis. Directed by David Gutnik. Produced by Olha Beskhmelnytsina, Sam Bisbee, Stacey Reiss.
"Stylebender" (New Zealand) - world premiere. Israel Adesanya is an exceptional fighter who is as complex as she is powerful. Stylebender follows the Nigerian-born, New Zealand-based MMA champion as he builds his legend. Director: Zoe McIntosh. Produced by Tom Blackwell.
"Take Care of Maya" (USA) - World Premiere. A nightmare unfolds when Jack and Beata Kowalski are falsely accused of child abuse after their 10-year-old daughter Maya visits the emergency room. Director: Henry Roosevelt. Produced by Caitlin Keating. A Netflix release.
"Transition" (USA) - World Premiere. Transition follows Australian filmmaker Jordan Bryon as he undergoes a transition among Taliban forces. Director: Jordan Bryon, Monica Villamizar. Produced by Monica Villamizar.
Kicking off the hottest new movies, Tribeca's Spotlight section brings audiences the much-anticipated premieres from acclaimed filmmakers and celebrity actors.
"The Adults" (USA) - North American premiere. A short trip home unites three siblings with a complicated past. The Adults examines the family dynamics that unfold as one of the siblings tries to assert their dominance as the best poker player in town. Directed and written by Dustin Guy Defa. Produced by Allison Rose Carter, Jon Read, Michael Cera, Julia Thompson, Hannah Dweck, Theodore Schaefer. With Michael Cera, Hannah Gross, Sophia Lillis. A Universal Pictures Content Group publication.
"Afire" (Germany) - New York premiere. Leon and Felix travel to a summer house near the Baltic Sea hoping to get creative, but an unexpected guest thwarts their plans. As the sky turns orange from a nearby forest fire, it becomes clear that it's not just trees that are burning. Christian Petzold directed and wrote the screenplay. Produced by Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber, Anton Kaiser. With Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel. A Sideshow and Janus Films release.
"The Blackening" (USA) - American premiere. Based on the viral digital sketch, The Blackening tells the story of old friends who reunite in a cabin in the woods (where have we heard that before?). The weekend of fun quickly turns into a battle for survival, and the only way to find out is to find out which friend is the blackest of them all. Directed by Tim Story, written by Tracy Oliver, Dewayne Perkins. Produced by Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, E. Brian Dobbins, Tracy Oliver, Tim Story. Starring Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, Yvonne Orji. A Lionsgate release.
"Blood for Dust" (USA) - World Premiere. Jeff loses his job as a traveling salesman and decides to take a risky new opportunity with Ricky, an old acquaintance. Soon he will dive into a dangerous underworld in this exciting action thriller. Director: Rod Blackhurst, Screenplay: David Ebeltoft. Produced by Noah Lang, Mark Fasano, Nathan Klingher, Bobby Campbell, Arun Kumar, Ari Novak. Starring Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington, Josh Lucas, Stephen Dorff, Ethan Suplee, Nora Zehetner, Amber Rose Mason.
"Bucky F*cking Dent" (USA) - World Premiere. Aspiring novelist and Yankee Stadium peanut slinger Ted learns that his estranged, Red Sox-fanatic father is terminally ill. Wanting to mend fences and take care of the old man, Ted returns home with results as wild and unpredictable as the 1978 baseball season. Directed and written by David Duchovny. Produced by Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Tiffany Kuzon, David Duchovny. Starring David Duchovny, Logan Marshall-Green, Stephanie Beatriz.
"Cinnamon" (USA) - world premiere. Two young lovers risk everything to achieve their dreams. With stellar performances, including a menacing Pam Grier, "Cinnamon" deftly brings the blaxploitation genre into the modern age. Directed and written by Bryan Keith Montgomery Jr. Produced by Oz Scott. Starring Damon Wayans, Hailey Kilgore, David Iacono, Jeremie Harris, Pam Grier. A Tubi release.
"Cold Copy" (USA) - World Premiere. Kinetic drama Cold Copy follows an aspiring journalism student's tactics to impress and win over an esteemed but murderous news reporter - even when it involves manipulating her latest story... and the truth itself. Directed and written: Roxine Helberg. Produced by Justin Lothrop, Brent Boots, Daniel Bekerman, Roxine Helberg. Starring Bel Powley, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jacob Tremblay, Nesta Cooper.
"Downtown Owl" (US) - World Premiere. Based on Chuck Klosterman's novel, Downtown Owl is a stylish and energetic film adaptation that takes viewers to the small town of Owl, North Dakota, where a ragtag cast of characters prepares for a historic blizzard. Director: Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Screenplay: Hamish Linklater. Produced by Bettina Barrow, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Rebecca Green. Starring Lily Rabe, Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, August Blanco Rosenstein, Jack Dylan Grazer, Arianna Jaffier, Finn Wittrock, Henry Golding.
"Eric LaRue" (USA) - World Premiere. After a shocking crime at the hands of their son, two parents seek solace in rival religious communities in Michael Shannon's emotional directorial debut. Director: Michael Shannon, Screenplay: Brett Neveu. Produced by Sarah Green, Karl Hartman, Jina Panebianco. Starring Judy Greer, Alexander Skarsgard, Alison Pill, Paul Sparks, Tracy Letts.
"First Time Female Director" (US) - World Premiere. Chelsea Peretti makes her directorial debut with this hilarious ensemble comedy set in a Glendale theater where a new director struggles to follow in the footsteps of her male predecessor and puts her rural Southern drama in jeopardy. Directed and written by Chelsea Peretti. Produced by Deanna Barillari, Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, Kate Arend, Jordan Grief. Starring Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, Kate Berlant, Benito Skinner, Megan Stalter, Megan Mullally.
"Fresh Kills" (USA) - World Premiere. After their patriarch goes to prison, the faithful women of the Larusso family must survive by following the unspoken code of New York's mafia world in the late 80s and early 90s. Directed and written by Jennifer Esposito. Produced by Leslie Owen, Jennifer Esposito, Samantha Sprecher, Christine Crokos. With Emily Baden, Odessa A'zion, Jennifer Esposito, Dominick Lombardozzi, Annabella Sciorra, Nicholas Cirillo.
"The Good Half" (USA) - World Premiere. An emotionally distant writer returns home for his mother's funeral in this tender family drama. The Good Half offers an honest and differentiated approach to grief, regret and healing. Director: Robert Schwartzman, Screenplay: Brett Ryland. Produced by Russell Wayne Groves. Starring Nick Jonas, Brittany Snow, Matt Walsh, David Arquette, Alexandra Shipp, Elisabeth Shue.
"He Went That Way" (USA) - World Premiere. In a fateful encounter in 1964 along Route 66, a 19-year-old serial killer meets a famous zookeeper who looks after an American television favorite - his chimpanzee Spanky. Director: Jeffrey Darling, Screenplay: Evan M. Wiener. Produced by Marc Benardout, Hugh Broder, James Harris, Jeremy Kotin, Mark Lane. Starring Jacob Elordi, Zachary Quinto.
"I.S.S." (USA) - World Premiere. In the near future, tensions rise aboard the International Space Station as a nuclear war begins on Earth. Affected by these events, astronauts and cosmonauts receive similar orders: Take control of the station at any cost. Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Script: Nick Shafir. Produced by Pete Shilaimon, Mickey Liddell. Starring Chris Messina, Ariana DeBose, Pilou Asbæk, John Gallagher Jr., Costa Ronin, Maria Mashkova.
John Early: Now More Than Ever (USA) - World Premiere. A comedy special as part of The Last Waltz: New York's alt-comedy godfather John Early performs his silly, surreal, improvised stand-up set in front of a live audience, a full band... and his parents. Director: Emily Allan, Leah Hennessey. Produced by John Early, Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Janel Kranking. An HBO original release.
“LaRoy” (USA, France) – World Premiere. After discovering his wife's affair, Ray Jepsen plans to kill himself, but fate intervenes. Through a bizarre turn of events, he is mistaken for a low-wage assassin and decides to become one. Directed and written by Shane Atkinson. Produced by Caddy Vanasirikul, Sebastien Aubert, Jeremie Guiraud. Starring John Magaro, Steve Zahn, Dylan Baker, Megan Stevenson, Matthew Del Negro, Brad Leland.
"The Lesson" (UK) - World Premiere. A young writer who wants to make a name for himself begins tutoring the son of one of the world's most influential writers. Good intentions soon give way to suspicion as darker motivations emerge and the lines between master and protégé blur. Director: Alice Troughton, Script: Alex MacKeith. Produced by Camille Gatin, Cassandra Sigsgaard, Judy Tossell, Fabien Westerhoff. With Richard E. Grant, Julie Delpy, Daryl McCormack, Stephen McMillan, Crispin Letts. A publication of Bleecker Street.
"The Line" (USA) - World Premiere. The coming-of-age film The Line examines the moral ambiguity of loyalty to tradition through the eyes of a college sophomore immersed in sorority culture. Director: Ethan Berger, Script: Ethan Berger, Alex Russek. Produced by Alexandre Dauman, Jack Parker, Adam Paulsen, Lije Sarki. Starring Alex Wolff, Lewis Pullman, Halle Bailey, Austin Abrams, Angus Cloud, Scoot McNairy, John Malkovich.
"The Listener" (USA) - North American Premiere. The Listener is a low-key drama about one night in the life of a volunteer at a psychiatric service, a moving testament to the power of empathy. Director: Steve Buscemi, Screenplay: Alessandra Camon. Produced by Wren Arthur, Steve Buscemi, Oren Moverman, Lauren Hantz, Tessa Thompson. With Tessa Thompson.
"Maggie Moore(s)" (USA) - World Premiere. A sheriff in a small town is shocked when two women with the same name are murdered within days of each other. Things move quickly in this comedy that reunites leading Mad Men alumni. Director: John Slattery, Screenplay: Paul Bernbaum. Produced by John Slattery, Vincent Newman, Dan Reardon, Santosh Govindaraju, Nancy Leopardi, Ross Kohn. Starring Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Micah Stock, Nick Mohammed, Happy Anderson, Mary Holland. A Screen Media release.
"The Miracle Club" (Ireland, UK) - World Premiere. Three close friends who have never left the outskirts of Dublin (let alone Ireland) have the trip of a lifetime - a visit to Lourdes, the picturesque French town and wonderland. Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan, written by Joshua D. Maurer, Timothy Prager, Jimmy Smallhorne. Produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, Chris Curling, Larry Bass, Aaron Farrell, John Gleeson, Osín O'Neill. Starring Laura Linney, Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, Agnes O'Casey, Stephen Rea. A Sony Pictures Classics release.
"Our Son" (US) - World Premiere. Tired of his relationship, Gabriel files for divorce from his partner of thirteen years, Nicky. Thus begins her complex journey of finding herself and supporting her son. Director: Bill Oliver, Screenplay: Peter Nickowitz, Bill Oliver. Produced by Fernando Loureiro, Eric Binns, Guilherme Coelho, Jennifer 8th Lee, Christopher Lin. With Billy Porter, Luke Evans, Robin Weigert, Andrew Rannells, Isaac Powell, Phylicia Rashad.
"The perfect find" (USA) - World premiere. In search of a fresh start, a forty-year-old returns to the workplace, where she must navigate a challenging job, a demanding boss and a lusty secret romance. Director: Numa Perrier, Script: Leigh Davenport. Produced by Glendon Palmer, Gabrielle Union, Jeff Morrone, Codie Elaine Oliver, Tommy Oliver. Starring Gabrielle Union, Keith Powers, Aisha Hinds, DB Woodside, Janet Hubert, Alani "La La" Anthony, Gina Torres. A Netflix release.
"Shortcomings" (USA) - New York premiere. A scathing satire of the romantic journeys of its trio of protagonists, led by the sympathetically misanthropic Justin H. Min, "Shortcomings" is a charming, witty and hilarious directorial debut from Randall Park. Director: Randall Park, Screenplay: Adrian Tomine. Produced by Hieu Ho, Randall Park, Michael Golamco, Margot Hand, Jennifer Berman, Howard Cohen, Eric d'Arbeloff. Starring Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jacob Batalon, Timothy Simons. A Sony Pictures Classics release.
Both on screen and behind the camera, Spotlight documentaries represent the most notable names in non-fiction, premiering new work of the highest calibre.
"All Up in the Biz" (USA) - World Premiere. In All Up in the Biz, director Sacha Jenkins creates a collage of celebrity interviews, rare footage, re-enactments and whimsical animations to tell how Biz Markie shaped hip-hop history. Directed by Sacha Jenkins. Produced by Andre Wilkins, Djali Brown-Cepeda.
"American Son" (USA) - world premiere. Author Jay Caspian Kang's sharp, sharp directorial debut tells the story of Asian-American tennis prodigy Michael Chang, the youngest player to win a men's Grand Slam tournament. Directed by Jay Caspian Kang. Produced by Laura Dodd, Cora Atkinson. An ESPN Films release.
"Anthem" (USA) - world premiere. What would it sound like to have a national anthem that actually reflects America? Anthem follows composer Kris Bowers and producer DJ Dahi on a cross-country journey to find out. Directed by Peter Nicks. Produced by Peter Nicks, Kris Bowers, Sean Havey, Chris L Jenkins, Ryan Coogler. A Hulu release.
"BS High" (US) - World Premiere. After a nationally televised high school football game between top-tier IMG Academy and unknown Bishop Sycamore ended in a resounding IMG victory, Bishop Sycamore turns out not to be what it seems. Director: Martin Desmond Roe, Travon Free. Produced by Jack Turner, Spencer Paysinger, Todd Schulman, Constance Schwartz-Morini, Adam McKay, Michael Strahan, Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin. A release of HBO sports documentaries.
"Comedy of War: Laughter in Ukraine" (USA) - World Premiere. Four Ukrainian stand-up comedians are touring their homeland, bringing laughter and joy as a form of resistance and recovery in the midst of war. This heartfelt documentary beautifully depicts the enduring human spirit and the healing power of comedy. Director: Christopher Walters. Produced by Krista Liney.
"Common Ground" (USA) - world premiere. Sober yet hopeful, "Common Ground" reveals the intertwining of America's agricultural policy, politics and disease. Follow the solutions-driven situation of regenerative farmers working to keep soils healthy across the continent and beyond. Director: Rebecca Tickell, Josh Tickell. Produced by Rebecca Tickell, Josh Tickell, Eric Dillon.
Recipient of the Human/Nature Award 2023.
"Every Body" (US) - World Premiere. Three intersex people challenge a heteronormative system of secrecy and surgery without consent. "Every Body" is Oscar-nominated documentarian Julie Cohen's impassioned rallying cry for the rights and dignity of intersex children and adults in the United States. Directed by Julie Cohen. Produced by Tommy Nguyen, Molly O'Brien. A Focus Features release.
Happy Clothes: A Movie About Patricia Field (USA) - World Premiere. With her idiosyncratic style and an eye for future fashion, Patricia Field has always shaped culture. Happy Clothes: A Movie About Patricia Field takes us inside the mind of the unique visionary and queer icon. Directed by Michael Selditch. Produced by Donald Zuckerman, Samuel J. Paul, Michael Selditch, Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins, Luisa Law, Tricia Weber Youssi, Ryan Price, Lori Zuckerman.
"Invisible Beauty" (USA) - New York premiere. This documentary about the life of model and activist Bethann Hardison is both a fascinating life story and an irrefutable argument for the importance of diversity and inclusion. Director: Bethann Hardison, Frederic Tcheng. Produced by Lisa Cortes.
"It's Basic" (USA) - World Premiere. It's Basic is a compelling look at Universal Basic Income pilot programs in American cities and follows those leading the movement to end inequality and poverty. Directed by Marc Levin. Produced by Michael Tubbs, Daphne Pinkerson, Auri Akerele, Elizabeth Sehring.
"The League" (USA) - World Premiere. Without the input of black Americans, baseball is not the game we know and love. Director Sam Pollard explores the incredible history of the Negro Leagues, their impact on baseball, and the players who continue to make history today. Directed by Sam Pollard. Produced by Dave Sirulnick, Jen Isaacson, Robin Espinola, Byron Motley, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Tariq Trotter. A Magnolia Pictures release.
"Milli Vanilli" (USA) - World Premiere. Filmmaker Luke Korem looks back at the origins and possible outcome of a one-hit wonder. "Milli Vanilli" explores the dreams of singers Rob and Fab, who fell victim to greedy tactics and caused their downfall. Directed by Luke Korem. Produced by Luke Korem, Bradley Jackson.
"Minted" (USA, Canada, Cuba, Netherlands, India, Nigeria) - world premiere. Director Nicholas Bruckman takes a fascinating look at the intersection of art, commerce and digital real estate through the rise and fall of the NFT market. Director: Nicholas Bruckman. Produced by Shawn Hazelett, Rahilla Zafar.
"Open Heart" (US) - World Premiere. Open Heart is an intimate portrait of New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's struggle to return to hockey after heart surgery. Directed by Jonathan Hock. Produced by Philip Aromando, Erin Leyden, Larry Robbins.
"Poisoned: The Danger in Our Food" (USA) - World Premiere. Foodborne pathogens kill thousands of people in the United States each year. The urgent documentary, Poisoned: The Danger in Our Food, is a call to action for the officials who have the power to curb this menace. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig. Produced by Ross Girard, Ross Dinerstein, Rebecca Evans. A Netflix release.
"Rise - the Siya Kolisi Story" (South Africa) - World Premiere. Rise - the Siya Kolisi Story tells the legendary story of the first black captain of the South African national rugby union team and features a rebellious young star who becomes a leader and ultimately a cultural icon. Tebogo Malope directed. Produced by Jon Day.
"Ron Delsener Presents" (USA) - World Premiere. Ron Delsener was the most influential concert promoter in New York. This documentary not only looks back on his career, but also shows that the now 86-year-old Delsener still has momentum in his step. Director: Jake Sumner. Produced by Jake Sumner, James A Smith, Margaret Loeb.
"The Saint of Second Chances" (USA) - World Premiere. The Saint of Second Chances follows legendary major league baseball promoter and owner Bill Veeck. From "Disco Demolition" to infield fireworks, Veeck's stunts are credited with making baseball games more fun to watch. Directed by Morgan Neville, Jeff Malmberg. Produced by Danny Breen, Morgan Neville, Jon Berg. A Netflix release.
"The Space Race" (US) - World Premiere. "The Space Race" explores the experiences of the first black astronauts through decades of archival footage and interviews, shedding light on the burden of breaking barriers. Director: Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Lisa Cortes. Produced by Keero Birla.
"Stan Lee" (USA) - World Premiere. Tracing his life from his childhood in New York as Stanley Lieber through the rise of Marvel Comics, "Stan Lee" tells the story of Stan Lee's life, career and legacy through his own words and personal archival footage. Directed by David Yellow. Produced by David Gelb, Jason Sterman and Brian McGinn. A Disney+ release.
"Sunday Best" (USA) - World Premiere. Sunday Best is a loving documentary about the career of pioneering television host Ed Sullivan, paying particular attention to Sullivan's platform for black musicians during the civil rights era. Directed by Sacha Jenkins. Produced by Rafael Marmor, Margo Precht Speciale, Christopher Leggett, Peter Bittenbender, Mark Monroe.
"Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music" (USA) - World Premiere. This unsettling concert film documents New York theater legend Taylor Mac's joyous, challenging and demonstratively queer 24-hour musical performance. With virtuoso musicians, innovative costumes and the American myth told in sailor songs, both disco and sweet pop, don't miss Mac's spirited celebration. Directed by: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Produced by Joel Stillerman, Linda Brumbach, Alisa Regas, Taylor Mac, Mari Rivera. A release of an HBO documentary.
"This Is Not Financial Advice" (US) - World Premiere. Retail investors, including "Dogecoin millionaire" Glauber Contessoto, are navigating the burgeoning, lucrative and volatile world of cryptocurrency. Director: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci. Produced by Jenna Kelly, Carrie Weprin, Martine Phelan-Roberts.
"Untitled Nicky Nodjoumi" (USA) - World Premiere. In this hybrid political thriller and verité portrait documentary, Sara Nodjoumi, in collaboration with co-director and husband Till Schauder, makes her directorial debut with this personal film and delves into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of more than 100 'treacherous' paintings of hers. father, pioneering Iranian contemporary artist Nickzad Nodjoumi. Director: Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder. Produced by Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder. An HBO documentary release.
"We Dare to Dream" (UK) - World Premiere. An inspiring, intimate story of resilience and freedom, We Dare To Dream follows athletes on their journey to become part of the Tokyo 2020 Refugee Olympic team. Directed by Waad al-Kateab. Produced by Joanna Natasegara.
"Your Fat Friend" (USA, UK) - World Premiere. Popular anonymous blogger Aubrey Gordon spent five years writing about the reality of life as a self-described "very fat person." Now she is in public for the first time. Directed and produced by Jeanie Finlay.
Tribeca's unique Spotlight+ events bring the movie experience away from the screen with live events, performances and talks after each screening.
"Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall" (USA, Jamaica) - World Premiere. New York City is the fifteenth chapter in this documentary about the city's role in the development of dancehall, with legends like Shaggy and Sean Paul helping to tell the story. Directed by Ben DiGiacomo, Dutty Vanier. Produced by Amy DiGiacomo, Jay Will, Ben DiGiacomo, Ramfis Myrthil, AJ Leon.
After the film: performances by dancehall legends.
Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive (USA) - World Premiere. After 40 years, the "I Will Survive" singer celebrates her comeback with a new gospel album. This poignant documentary chronicles Gloria Gaynor's struggle with old age and financial ruin as she struggles to regain her voice. Directed by Betsy Schechter. Produced by Betsy Schechter.
After the movie: A performance by the one and only Gloria Gaynor.
"It's Only Life After All" (USA) - New York premiere. It's Only Life After All is an insightful exploration of popular duo The Indigo Girls - from their chance meeting at Emory University to their worldwide success - and beautifully reflects how the musical couple's roots as artists, activists and… have always been true against friends. Director: Alexandria Bombach. Produced by Kathlyn Horan, Jess Devaney, Anya Rous, Alexandria Bombach.
After the movie: Songwriting Master Class by the Indigo Girls.
"Rather" (USA) - world premiere. "Rather" is a long-awaited tribute to a journalism icon, late Twitter superstar, father, husband and voice of reason, compassion and brilliance - Dan Rather. Director: Frank Marshall. Produced by Frank Marshall, Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Jeff Hasler, Ethan Goldman, Aly Parker.
After the Movie: A Conversation with Peabody Award-winning news anchor Dan Rather and director Frank Marshall.
"Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story" (USA) - World Premiere. After the Russian invasion of his native Ukraine, Eugene Hütz recalls the influence of Ukrainian and Roma culture on him in this worldwide story of his punk band Gogol Bordello. Director: Nate Pommer. Produced by Shawn Killebre.
After the film: A Performance by Gogol Bordello.
"Songs About Fucking" (USA) - World Premiere. Songs About Fucking introduces artist, showman and sartorial storyteller Marc Rebillet as he embarks on one of the first live music tours since the COVID-19 lockdown. Directed by James Gallagher. Produced by Lizzie Shapiro, Andrew Swett, Gus Deardoff.
After the film: A musical Q&A with Marc Rebellet.
"Uncharted" (USA) - world premiere. Filmmaker Beth Aala goes behind the scenes at Alicia Keys' songwriting camp She Is The Music in this insightful look at the music industry. Through the experiences of young black and brown women, we are shown how difficult it is to thrive in a world that gives them very little access and opportunity. Directed and produced by Beth Aala. Executive producer: Abby Greensfelder.
After the Movie: A performance by the She Is The Music artists, curated by Alicia Keys.
"Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway!", (USA) - World Premiere. The hit Broadway musical about a small-town pie maker with big dreams returns to the big screen. Directed by Brett Sullivan, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson. Produced by Michael Roiff, Barry Weissler, Fran Weissler, Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson, Paul Morphos. Starring Sara Bareilles, Charity Angel Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews.
After the Film: A Special Performance af Sara Bareilles.
POINT OF VIEW
Home to Tribeca's diverse viewpoints and bold directorial visions, Viewpoints discovers the most boundary-pushing and rule-breaking new voices in independent film.
"Apolonia, Apolonia" (Denmark, Poland) - North American premiere. A fantastic character-driven documentary, Apolonia, Apolonia delves into the exciting lifestyle of a young French painter. Filmmaker Lea Glob's intimate exploration of Apolonia Sokol's creative endeavors and setbacks leads to poignant and heartfelt storytelling. Instructor: Lea Glob. Produced by Sidsel Siersted.
"Asog" (Philippines, Canada) - World Premiere. This unique narrative with documentary elements follows Rey, a 40-year-old non-binary teacher and typhoon survivor, on a road trip to stardom. Using surreal comedy and social portrait realism, filmmaker Seán Devlin examines climate change, LGBTQ+ issues, and the impact of colonialism on the Philippines today. Director: Seán Devlin, Script: Seán Devlin, Jaya, Arnel Pablo. Produced by Amanda Ernest. Starring Jaya, Arnel Pablo, Ricky Gacho Jr.
"Break the Game" (USA) - World Premiere. Record-breaking gamer Narcissa Wright struggles with her toxic addiction to attention and her place in the streaming community after coming out as transgender while attempting to set a new world record for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Directed and produced by Jane M. Wagner.
"Catching Dust" (UK, Spain) - World Premiere. A young couple living in a troubled commune in the heart of the Big Bend are visited by New York transplant workers looking for a new life. Tensions boil over, egos soar, and everyone is drained and on the brink of disaster. Directed and written by Stuart Gatt Produced by Mark David, Jon Katz, Edward R. Pressman, Stuart Gatt with Erin Moriarty, Jai Courtney, Dina Shihabi, Ryan Corr.
"Chasing Chasing Amy" (USA) - World Premiere. A filmmaker embarks on a journey of self-discovery while filming a documentary about the development and making of Kevin Smith's controversial LGBTQ+ film Chasing Amy. Directed by Sav Rodgers. Produced by Alex Schmider, Carrie Radigan, Lela Meadow-Conner, Matthew Mills, Sav Rodgers.
"Deep Sea" (China, Netherlands) - North American premiere. The visually stunning coming-of-age animated film "Deep Sea" transports a young girl into a dreamlike aquatic world where she encounters bizarre creatures and struggles to reconnect with her mother. With its artful watercolor colors and 3D animations, Tian's films are a feast for the eyes and the heart. Xiaopeng Tian directed and wrote the screenplay. Produced by Qiao Yi. With Wang Tingwen, Su Xin, Teng Kuixing, Yang Ting, Ji Jing and Fang Taochen.
"Hey Viktor!" (Canada) - World Premiere. 25 long years after his stint in the limelight, former child actor Cody Lightning tries to revive his fortunes with a self-produced sequel to Smoke Signals in this smart, irreverent new comedy. Directed by Cody Lightning, written by Cody Lightning, Samuel Miller. Produced by Samuel Miller, Blackhorse Lowe, Joshua Jackson, Kyle Thomas, Sara Corry, Blake McWilliam. Starring Cody Lightning, Hannah Cheesman, Simon Baker, Adam Beach, Gary Farmer, Irene Bedard, Colin Mochrie.
"Kim's Video" (US) - New York Premiere. Kim's video was a gold mine of extraordinary films for decades until his collection disappeared in a mysterious sale in Italy. Now dive deep into the incredible true story of the New York City video store and landmark beloved by movie buffs. Director: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin. Produced by Francesco Galavotti, David Redmon, Ashley Sabin, Dale Smith, Deborah Smith, Rebecca Tabasky.
"The Last Night of Amore" (Italy) - North American Premiere. Lieutenant Franco Amore is about to retire after 35 years with the Italian State Police when a tempting offer arrives on his last day of work. Writer-director Andrea Di Stefano delivers a contemporary mafia tale of greed, corruption and, of course, family problems. Directed and written by Andrea Di Stefano. Produced by Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Gabriele Moratti, Marco Colombo, Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib, Fabrizio Donvito, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli. With Pierfrancesco Favino, Linda Caridi.
"Melody of Love" (Ethiopia, Belgium, Argentina, Germany) - World Premiere. Encouraged by his mother to leave Addis Ababa and join her in Brussels, Ethiopian jazz guitarist Michael feeds his deep resentment of European claims in this rich, evocative meditation on the internalized burden of colonialism. Directed and written by Edmundo Bejarano. Produced by Carlos Vargas. With Elijah Akalu.
“Öte” (Türkiye) – world premiere. "Öte" follows Lela, a black woman from New York City, who travels alone through Turkey. Not in a hurry to reach her goal, Lela is happily distracted by the chance encounters her journey brings. Directed and written by Edmundo Bejarano. Produced by Carlos Vargas. With Iman Artwell-Freeman, Eren Acili, Gülsüm Ölgen, Ziya Sundançikmaz.
"Playland" (USA) - North American premiere. Haunting, whimsical and exquisitely executed, Playland pays homage to a long-gone Boston gay bar and the beautiful queer souls who breathed life into it. Georden West directed and wrote the screenplay. Produced by Russell Sheaffer, Hannah McSwiggen, Danielle Cooper.
Surprising, shocking, terrifying and thrilling, Tribeca Midnight is the destination for the best in horror and even more so for late night audiences.
"One Night with Adela" (Spain) - World Premiere. After her night shift ends, Adela embarks on a drug-fueled, violent killing spree filled with furious revenge on those who destroyed her in this remarkably fast-paced, bold debut. Directed and written by Hugo Ruiz. Produced by Roberto Valentin Carrera, Pedro Azon Ramon and Cajal, Israel Luengo Spider, Hugo Ruiz, Fausto Arias Figueroa-Ferretti, Dead Trains. With Laura Galan, Gemma Nierga, Jimmy Barnatan, Rosalia Omil, Raudel Raul, Fernando Moraleda.
"Perpetrator" (USA, France) - North American premiere. Teenage Jonny gains supernatural powers through a mysterious transformation just as girls disappear from her new school. Jonny takes the investigation into his own hands in this feminist coming-of-age horror noir. Directed and written by Jennifer Reeder. Produced by Derek Bishé, Gregory Chambet. Starring Kiah McKirnan, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Lowell, Melanie Liburd, Ireon Roach. A shocking release.
"The Seeding" (US) - World Premiere. When a wanderer gets lost in the wilderness, he is drawn into a sadistic struggle for survival with a terrifying endgame by a pack of feral children, driven by a haunting legacy. Directed and written by Barnaby Clay. Produced by Brian R Etting. With Scott Haze, Kate Lyn Sheil.
"You'll Never Find Me" (Australia) - World Premiere. During a raging storm, a heartbroken young woman seeks shelter at a stranger's door in an RV lot. Both question their motives and desires as things escalate into a deadly, bizarre showdown. Directed by Josiah Allen, Indianna Bell, written by Indianna Bell. Produced by Josiah Allen, Indianna Bell, Jordan Cowan, Christine Williams. Starring Jordan Cowan, Brendan Rock.
Escape from Tribeca
Our Psychotronic sidebar features genre films from around the world, giveaways and special events that will delight even the most die-hard movie fan.
"Adipurush" (India) - World Premiere. A reinterpretation of the epic Indian poem "Ramayana", the grand visual feast "Adipurush" tells the story of a prince on a mission to rescue his wife from a ten-headed demon lord. Director: Om Raut, Script: Om Raut, Manoj Muntashir Shukla. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishna Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar, Rajesh Nair. With Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Sunny Singh.
"Enter the Clones of Bruce" (US) - World Premiere. Get ready for a deathmatch...and another...and another. The wild documentary "Enter the Clones of Bruce" deals with Bruce Lee's exploitation mania, also known as Bruceploitation. Directed by David Gregory. Produced by David Gregory, Carl Daft, Frank Djeng, Vivian Wong, Michael Worth. A Severin Films release.
"Enter the Dragon" (Hong Kong, USA). One of the most influential audience favorites of all time, Enter the Dragon became a global phenomenon alongside its beloved star, the legendary Bruce Lee. Attend this 50th anniversary performance and celebrate the legacy of this superstar performer and choreographer. Exciting, funny and fantastic. Director: Robert Clouse, Screenplay: Michael Allin. Produced by Paul Heller, Andre Morgan, Fred Weintraub.
After the film: Co-star Angela Mao and producer Andre Morgan will talk about Bruce Lee and the film's production, and Anderson's Martial Arts Academy will lead a performance and audience participation ceremony honoring his death 50 years ago.
"Final Cut" (France) - New York premiere. In this clever and gritty "sequel" to the Japanese cult hit "One Cut of the Dead," a French film crew struggles hysterically to make an ambitious, live-streamed single-take adaptation of the alien-zombie apocalypse. Directed and written by Michel Hazanavicius. Produced by Michel Hazanavicius, Alain de la Mata, Noémie Devide, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval, John Penotti. With Bérénice Bejo, Romain Duris. A Kino Lorber release.
"Suitable Flesh" (USA) - World Premiere. After the murder of her young patient, a once-respected psychiatrist watches helplessly as her life spirals into a nightmarish maelstrom of supernatural hysteria and gruesome deaths, all tied to a seemingly unstoppable ancient curse. Director: Joe Lynch, Screenplay: Dennis Paoli. Produced by Barbara Crampton, Bob Portal, Joe Wicker, Inderpal Singh. Starring Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Bruce Davison, Johnathon Schaech, Barbara Crampton, Jonah Ray.