Tribeca Film Festival 2019

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XY Chelsea and Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Ask Dr Ruth (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ryan White)
A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
NYC premiere
Gay Chorus Deep South (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: David Charles; Writer: David Charles, Jeff Seymann Gilbert; Stars: Tim Seelig)
To confront a resurgence of anti-LGBTQ laws, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on an unprecedented bus tour through the Deep South, celebrating music, challenging intolerance, and confronting their own dark coming out stories.
World premiere
Inna De Yard (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Peter Webber; Writer: Peter Webber; Stars: Cedric Myton, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I., Bo Pee, Ken Boothe)
Portrait of a group of pioneering reggae musicians, Inna De Yard captures the ongoing relevance of reggae and its social values, and the music’s passion to revitalise an older generation while passing it on to younger listeners.
World premiere
I Am Human (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Elena Gaby, Taryn Southern; Stars: Bryan Johnson, Tristan Harris, Ramez Naam, Nita A. Farahany, Miguel Nicolelis, Bobby Kasthuri, John Donoghue)
Following three subjects who undergo brain interface treatment.
World premiere
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman)
Documentary about the singer.
World premiere
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts and Gay Chorus Deep South
Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Midge Costin; Writer: Bobette Buster; Stars: Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, Gary Rydstrom, Ioan Allen, Richard L. Anderson, Karen Baker Landers, Bobbi Banks, Richard Beggs, Anna Behlmer, Mark Berger, Ryan Coogler, Sofia Coppola, Dane A Davis, Peter J. Devlin, Teri E Dorman, Teresa Eckton)
Explores the impact of movie sound through insight from cinema’s biggest directors and their go-to sonic collaborators.
World premiere
The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion (Year: 2019; Director: Lisa Cortes, Farah Khalid)
The dance style's connection to fashion.
World premiere
Slay The Dragon (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Barak Goodman, Chris Durrance)
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.
World premiere
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Nick Zeig-Owens; Writer: Nick Zeig-Owens)
With razor-sharp wit and authentic country music chops, Trixie Mattel charmed audiences and judges as winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. But the grind of performing and the pressure of the title proves that heavy is the head that wears the tiara.
World premiere
XY Chelsea (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Tim Travers Hawkins; Writer: Mark Monroe; Stars: Chelsea Manning)
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.
World premiere

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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