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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White As Snow
White As Snow
Recasts the tale of Snow White as the story of a sheltered young woman’s sexual awakening in this racy feminist fable.
Changing The Game
Changing The Game
Transgender high school athletes from across the US compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
Slay The Dragon
Slay The Dragon
Gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. But there are those on the front lines fighting to change the system.
Lucky Grandma
Lucky Grandma
Set in New York City’s Chinatown, the film follows an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma who goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a gang war.
Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin
Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin
When writer Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave Herzog his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin’s passion for the nomadic life.
House Of Hummingbird
House Of Hummingbird
She roams the neighbourhood with her best friend, attempts to fall in love, is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. Untethered from the wider world, 14-year-old Eun-hee floats through Seoul.
Charts a transgender man’s path to parenthood after he decides to carry his child himself. The pregnancy prompts an unexpected and profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition and biology.
Reeling from a one-sided break-up, heartbroken Karen breaks into her ex’s lakehouse. There, she strikes up a complicated relationship with provocative younger woman Lana.
Stray Dolls
Stray Dolls
Riz is a recent South Asian immigrant who takes a job at a seedy motel in a bid to start over in America. The motel’s other employees and guests pull her back into a life she preferred to leave behind.
The Dog Doc
The Dog Doc
Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose.
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Tribeca 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
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 Festival News

Tribeca announces feature film slate
New York festival selects 114 films from 124 countries
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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