The 18th Tribeca Film Festival opened at the Apollo Theater with Roger Ross Williams' documentary The Apollo on April 24 and runs until May 5.

The festival will feature 103 films, with 50 per cent of the films in the three competition sections directed by women. There are 81 world premieres in the line-up. In addition to the feature films line-up, there is a full shorts programme.

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Come To Daddy
Come To Daddy
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Skin
Skin
The true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon Widner and his attempts to leave his extreme right-wing past behind.
Knives And Skin
Knives And Skin
Trouble brews in small town America after the disappearance of a teenager.
Halston
Halston
From Iowa to Studio 54, this investigation into the rags-to-riches story of America's first superstar designer uncovers the cautionary tale of an artist who sold his name to Wall Street.
XY Chelsea
XY Chelsea
Following the shock commutation of her sentence, whistleblower and trans woman Chelsea Manning prepares to leave an all-male military prison in Kansas and transition to living life for the first time as a free woman.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
17 Blocks
17 Blocks
Using two decades of intimate home video, 17 Blocks tells the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
Lil' Buck: Real Swan
Lil' Buck: Real Swan
Dancer Lil’ Buck grew up jookin and bucking on the streets of Memphis. After a breathtaking video of him dancing to Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan” accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma went viral, everything changed.
Charlie Says
Charlie Says
Three women whose death sentences for the Manson murder case were commuted to life are taught by a graduate student, who witnesses their transformation.
Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Explores the impact of movie sound through insight from cinema’s biggest directors and their go-to sonic collaborators.
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Tribeca Film Festival Features

Different for girls
Jennifer Reeder on teenage lives, adult epiphanies, #MeToo and Knives And Skin
Making a discovery
Michela Occhipinti on Cristiano Travaglioli, body image, Flesh Out and Ring Of Fire
20 years for 17 Blocks
Davy Rothbart talks about the long journey for his family-focused doc
Spellbinding
Frédéric Tcheng on Liza Minnelli, Elsa Peretti, Tavi Gevinson and the Battle of Versailles in Halston
Mirroring image
Michela Occhipinti on Flesh Out and Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
Was the place to be
Celine Danhier on Downtown 81, Maripol, Eric Mitchell, Cookie Mueller and Otto Preminger
In dreams
River Gallo on Ponyboi, telling intersex stories and the importance of fantasies
Tribeca Film Festival early bird highlights
Flesh Out, Driveways, Halston and Luce
Rhapsody in red
Peter Strickland on dreaming through films and In Fabric

Tribeca Film Festival News

Plus One a winner at Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards
Gay Chorus Deep South takes documentary prize
Burning Cane named Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca
House Of Hummingbird and Scottish doc Scheme Birds among winners
2019 Tribeca Talks announced
Martin Scorsese and Guillermo del Toro among participants
Yesterday to close Tribeca
Anniversary screenings also announced
Tribeca Film Festival feature line-up announced
Ferrara, Tcheng and Fontaine among those whose work will screen
The Apollo to open Tribeca
Robert De Niro calls it "a symbol of the creative spirit of New York"
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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