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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American Factory
American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Luce
Luce
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealised image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
At The Heart Of Gold: Inside The US Gymnastics Scandal
At The Heart Of Gold: Inside The US Gymnastics Scandal
A documentary about a US Olympic gymnastics coach who abused young trainees, and the cover-up that followed.
Buffaloed
Buffaloed
A woman finds her calling in an ethically debatable industry - debt collecting.
Dreamland
Dreamland
Amid the dust storms and economic depression of Dustbowl Era Oklahoma, Eugene Evans finds his family farm on the brink of foreclosure. His last bet to save the farm is the bounty on the head of fugitive bank robber Allison Wells.
Wild Rose
Wild Rose
A Glasgwegian single mum tries to make it in the world of country music.
Crown Vic
Crown Vic
Over the course of a single night, two police officers at opposite ends of their careers find themselves thrust into a violent hunt for two cop killers on the loose in the Olympic Division of Los Angeles.
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.
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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
Unlocking the narrative
Frédéric Tcheng on his director's cut of Halston, Charles James, and Truman Capote's Black and White Ball
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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