Tribeca Film Festival 2019

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile and Skin
American Woman (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Semi Chellas; Stars: Hong Chau, Sarah Gadon, Lola Kirke, Ellen Burstyn, John Gallagher Jr., David Cubitt, Matt Gordon, Richard Walters, Dru Viergever, David Tompa, Hong Chau, Sarah Gadon, Lola Kirke, Ellen Burstyn, John Gallagher Jr)
Inspired by the headline-dominating kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst in 1974, this atmospheric drama is a fictionalised reimagining of her time in hiding, from the perspective of Jenny, a pacifist and associate of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
World premiere
Buffaloed (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Tanya Wexler; Writer: Brian Sacca; Stars: Zoey Deutch, Judy Greer, Jai Courtney, Lusia Strus, Noah Reid, Jayne Eastwood, Jermaine Fowler, Raymond Ablack, Brian Sacca, Alex Harrouch, Kate Moyer, Nicholas Carella, Lorrie Odom, Nicole Williams, David Tompa)
A woman finds her calling in an ethically debatable industry - debt collecting.
World premiere
Charlie Says (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Mary Harron; Writer: Guinevere Turner, Karlene Faith, Ed Sanders; Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Matt Smith, Merritt Wever, Annabeth Gish, Hannah Murray, Kimmy Shields, Sosie Bacon, Chace Crawford, Grace Van Dien, Marianne Rendón, Bridger Zadina, Kayli Carter, India Ennenga, Matt Riedy, Sol Rodriguez)
Three women whose death sentences for the Manson murder case were commuted to life are taught by a graduate student, who witnesses their transformation.
North American premiere
Crown Vic (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Joel Souza; Writer: Joel Souza; Stars: Josh Hopkins, Thomas Jane, Bridget Moynahan, David Krumholtz, Luke Kleintank, Scottie Thompson, Emma Ishta, Devon Werkheiser, Faron Salisbury, Alex Morf, James Andrew O'Connor, Bernard David Jones, Gregg Bello, Shiloh Verrico, Nils Lawton)
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.
World premiere
Dreamland (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte; Writer: Nicolaas Zwart; Stars: Margot Robbie, Travis Fimmel, Garrett Hedlund, Kerry Condon, Finn Cole, Darby Camp, Hans Christopher, Grayson Berry, Jacob Browne, Joe Berryman, Jane Wilson, Bruce McIntosh, Andy Kastelic, Pab Schwendimann, Paul Blott)
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.
World premiere
Charlie Says Charlie Says
Charlie Says and Safe Spaces
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Joe Berlinger; Writer: Michael Werwie; Stars: Zac Efron, Haley Joel Osment, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Jim Parsons, Angela Sarafyan, Dylan Baker, Brian Geraghty, Terry Kinney, Grace Victoria Cox, James Hetfield, Joe Berlinger, Brandon Trost)
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.
NYC premiere
Georgetown (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Christoph Waltz; Writer: David Auburn; Stars: Christoph Waltz, Annette Bening, Vanessa Redgrave, Corey Hawkins, Noam Jenkins, Paulino Nunes, Sergio Di Zio, Caroline Palmer, David Reale, Ron Lea, Saad Siddiqui, Laura de Carteret, Lou Jurgens, Victoria Snow, Dan Lett)
Eccentric social climber Ulrich Mott throws lavish parties with his much-older wife, Elsa, in the tony Washington D.C. neighborhood. But when Elsa is found dead, Ulrich must mount an increasingly elaborate charade to conceal his skeletons and convince everyone of his innocence.
World premiere
Good Posture (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Dolly Wells; Stars: Emily Mortimer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Nat Wolff, Grace Van Patten, Norbert Leo Butz, Mary Holland, Condola Rashad, Timm Sharp, John Early, Gary Richardson, Emmanuelle Martin, Alexis Self, Emily Mortimer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Nat Wolff)
Adrift, unmotivated, and only slightly spoiled, Lilian has been pawned off on family friends in Brooklyn, New York, one of whom is a famous, and famously aloof, writer. Lilian decides to make a documentary —unauthorised, of course — about her hermit housemate.
World premiere
The Kill Team (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Dan Krauss; Writer: Dan Krauss; Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Nat Wolff, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian Marc, Osy Ikhile, Rob Morrow, Anna Francolini, Oliver Ritchie, Adam James, Zackary Momoh, Elham Ehsas, Julio Perillán, Ian Attard, Andreas Karras)
Based on the 2013 documentary, The Kill Team dramatises the true story of Private Andrew Briggman, an infantryman in Afghanistan who is swept up in a conspiracy of violence against civilians perpetrated by his own platoon.
World premiere
Lost Transmissions (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Katharine O'Brien; Writer: Katharine O'Brien; Stars: Juno Temple, Alexandra Daddario, Simon Pegg, Rosanna Arquette, Bria Vinaite, Tao Okamoto, Robert Schwartzman, Rebecca Hazlewood, Grant Harvey, Jamie Harris, Danny Ramirez, Nana Ghana, Jacob Loeb, Jonathan Ohye, Corey Mendell Parker)
After famed record producer Theo Ross goes off his schizophrenia meds, introverted songwriter Hannah dedicates herself to getting him the help he needs, perhaps at the cost of her own dreams.
World premiere
Crown Vic Crown Vic
Crown Vic and Standing Up, Falling Down
Only (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Takashi Doscher; Writer: Takashi Doscher; Stars: Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr., Chandler Riggs, Jayson Warner Smith, Joshua Mikel, Mark Ashworth, Tia Hendricks, Richard Hempton, Noor Naghmi, Maggie Parto, Charles Green, Kristopher Charles, Jarrod Beck, Charles Lawlor, Nicholas Anthony Reid)
After the onset of a mysterious plague that affects only women, Eva may be the only female human left on Earth. Longing for freedom after months of secret quarantine, she and her partner Will venture out into the unknown.
World premiere
Plus One (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer; Writer: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer; Stars: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley Jr., Anna Konkle, Brianne Howey, Finn Wittrock, Jon Bass, Perrey Reeves, Emma Bell, Rosalind Chao, Caitlin McGee, Victoria Park, Beck Bennett, Betsy Sodaro, Jeff Ward)
In order to survive a summer of wedding fever, long-time single friends Ben and Alice agree to be each other's plus one at every wedding they’re invited to.
World premiere
Safe Spaces (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Daniel Schechter; Writer: Daniel Schechter; Stars: Justin Long, Fran Drescher, Richard Schiff, Becky Ann Baker, Lynn Cohen, Tyler Wladis, Kate Berlant, Tony Macht, Camrus Johnson, Dana Eskelson, Samrat Chakrabarti, Bryce Romero, Bern Cohen, Michael Hsu Rosen, Michael Godere)
A young professor faces criticism over a classroom controversy while grappling with his beloved grandmother’s serious illness. The sharp comedy explores how people face modern crises, both real and self-inflicted.
World premiere
Skin (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Guy Nattiv; Writer: Guy Nattiv; Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga, Jamie Bell, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mike Colter, Bill Camp, Jenna Leigh Green, Louisa Krause, Kylie Rogers, Daniel Henshall, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Russell Posner, Rob Figueroa, Colbi Gannett, Joanna Herrington)
The true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon Widner and his attempts to leave his extreme right-wing past behind.
US premiere
Standing Up, Falling Down (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Matt Ratner; Writer: Peter Hoare; Stars: Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Nate Corddry, Jill Hennessy, Caitlin McGee, David Castañeda, Leonard Ouzts, John Behlmann, Debra Monk, Kevin Dunn, Wade Allain-Marcus, Kate Arrington, Mike Carlsen)
An unlikely, multigenerational friendship between a failed comedian and a charming, alcoholic dermatologist helps both confront long-simmering regrets in this warm-hearted buddy comedy.
World premiere
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