Tribeca Film Festival 2017

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A Gray State A Gray State
A Gray State and AlphaGo
LA 92 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel Lindsay, TJ Martin)
Portrait of the LA riots which took place after the police officers who beat Rodney King were acquitted.
World premiere
ACORN and the Firestorm (Country: US, India; Year: 2017; Director: Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard; Writer: Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard)
For 40 years, the community-organising group ACORN advocated for America’s poorest communities, while its detractors accused it of promoting government waste and the worst of liberal policies. Riding high on the momentum of Barack Obama’s presidential victory in 2008, ACORN was at its social zenith when a hidden-camera video sparked a national scandal and brought it all crashing down.
World premiere
AlphaGo (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Greg Kohs; Stars: Demis Hassabis, Ioannis Antonoglou, Martin Rees, Thore Graepel, Lee Sedol, Michael Redmond, John Holmes, Yoo Changhyuk, Aja Huang, Vedavyas Panneershelvam, Andrew Jackson, Jeong Yoojeong, Kim Seongryong, Janice Kim, Hyeyeon Cho)
Google's DeepMind team takes on one of the world's top Go players in a weeklong tournament.
World premiere
Blurred Lines: Inside The Art World (Country: Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Barry Avrich; Writer: Barry Avrich; Stars: Julian Schnabel, Marina Abramovic, Michael Ovitz, Vito Schnabel, Rashid Johnson, Michael Govan, Valeria Napoleone, Taryn Simon, Iain Robertson, Glenn Lowry, Laurence Graff, Vicky Ward, Amy Cappellazzo, Stephane Graff, Ralph Rugoff)
Reputable artists, critics, auctioneers and collectors demystify the often illusive and complex relationship between art and commerce.
World premiere
ELIÁN (Country: Ireland, US; Year: 2017; Director: Tim Golden, Ross McDonnell; Writer: Tim Golden)
Thanksgiving, 1999: Two fishermen on the Florida Straits find a young Cuban boy, Elián González, floating alone in an inner tube. Their discovery evolves into a custody battle. Eighteen years on, Elián tells his story.
World premiere
LA 92 LA 92
LA 92 and I Am Evidence
Frank Serpico (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Antonino D'Ambrosio; Writer: Antonino D'Ambrosio)
Portrait of Frank Serpico, the former NYPD officer who in the 1970s blew the whistle on the corruption and pay-offs running rampant in the department.
World premiere
Get Me Roger Stone (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme; Writer: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme)
Profile of political firebrand and noted eccentric Roger Stone, who has been a fixture of Republican politics since the 1970s.
World premiere
Gilbert (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Neil Berkeley; Writer: Neil Berkeley, James Leche)
Profile of comedian Gilbert Gottfried.
World premiere
A Gray State (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Erik Nelson)
Documentary investigating what happens when an ideology becomes an obsession.
World premiere
Hell On Earth: The Fall Of Syria And The Rise Of ISIS (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Sebastian Junger, Nick Quested; Writer: Mark Monroe)
Chronicling Syria’s descent into unbridled chaos, this film captures the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and, most importantly, its human toll.
World premiere
Year Of The Scab Year Of The Scab
Year Of The Scab and Hondros
Hondros (Country: US, Iraq, Liberia, Libya; Year: 2017; Director: Greg Campbell; Writer: Jenny Golden, Greg Campbell)
Portrait of the award-winning war photographer, who was killed in Libya in 2011.
World premiere
I Am Evidence (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir)
Every year in cities around the United States, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits are left untested in police storage facilities. The film sheds light on these disturbing statistics.
World premiere
Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Anna Chai, Nari Kye)
Each year, $218 billion — or 1.3 billion tons — of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. This film takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste.
World premiere. Earth Day screening
Whitney: Can I Be Me (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal; Stars: Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Robyn Crawford, John Russell Houston Jr., Cissy Houston, David Roberts, Johnny Carson, Serge Gainsbourg, Mike Tyson, Oprah Winfrey)
Profile of the singing star, who died tragically at 48.
World premiere
Year Of The Scab (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: John Dorsey)
During the 1987 NFL strike, teams scrambled to assemble temporary replacements to fill in for their boycotting players. This documentary tells their story.
World premiere

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