Tribeca Film Festival 2019

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One Child Nation One Child Nation
One Child Nation and What Will Become Of Us
37 Seconds (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: HIKARI; Writer: HIKARI; Stars: Makiko Watanabe, Shunsuke Daitô, Yuka Itaya, Misuzu Kanno, Mei Kayama, Makiko Watanabe, Shunsuke Daitô, Yuka Itaya, Misuzu Kanno, Mei Kayama)
The story of Yuma, a young Japanese woman who suffers from cerebral palsy. Torn between her obligations towards her family and her dream to become a manga artist, Yuma struggles to lead a self-determined life.
Narrative. North American premiere
All I Can Say (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Danny Clinch, Taryn Gould, Colleen Hennessy, Shannon Hoon)
An archive of Nineties culture and a philosophical study of fame via the intimate video-diary of Shannon Hoon, the late lead singer of alt-rock band Blind Melon.
Documentary. World premiere
Changing The Game (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Barnett; Writer: Michael Barnett, Michelle Mahaffie)
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.
Documentary. World premiere
Circus Of Books (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rachel Mason)
How do you explain to your friends that your mum and dad run a gay pornography shop? That is just one question asked in this playful documentary about the titular LA store and its unlikely proprietors.
Documentary. World premiere
The Crossing (Guo Chun Tian) (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Bai Xue; Stars: Gang Jiao, Elena Kong, Kai Chi Liu, Hongjie Ni, Carmen Soup, Sunny Sun, Huang Yao, Gang Jiao, Elena Kong, Kai Chi Liu, Hongjie Ni, Carmen Soup, Sunny Sun, Huang Yao)
A teenager joins a smuggling gang in a bid to realise her dream of seeing snow in Japan, but her life begins to fall apart.
Narrative. World premiere
Lucky Grandma Lucky Grandma
Lucky Grandma and Wild Rose
CRSHD (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Emily Cohn; Writer: Emily Cohn; Stars: Will Janowitz, Callie Harlow, Shelby Brunn, Sadie Scott, Isabelle Barbier, Jerry Lee Tucker, Peter Lawson Jones, L.H. González, Abdul Seidu, Deeksha Ketkar, Daniel Cramer, Dylan Rogers, Raph Fineberg, Will Janowitz, Callie Harlow)
Best friends Izzy, Anuka, and Fiona have a pact to lose their virginity before the summer break. They pin their hopes on getting into their college’s super exclusive “crush party.”
Narrative. World premiere
A Day In The Life Of America (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jared Leto)
Filmed in all 50 states over the course of a single Fourth of July, this collaborative documentary project explores US collective national beliefs.
Documentary. World premiere
Goldie (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sam de Jong; Writer: Sam de Jong; Stars: Slick Woods, George Sample III, Danny Hoch, Khris Davis, Mugga, DeShawn White, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Demi Singleton, Thaddeus Daniels, Ratnesh Dubey, De'Atchra Skerritt, Sienna Rivers, Jazmyn C Dorsey, Angela Griszell, David Mohr)
When her mother is imprisoned, Goldie’s first priority becomes the fight to keep child welfare services from tearing her and her siblings apart from one another as she tries to pursue her dream.
Narrative. North American premiere
Lucky Grandma (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Sasie Sealy; Writer: Angela Cheng; Stars: Tsai Chin, Corey Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Wai Ching Ho, Clem Cheung)
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.
Narrative. World premiere
One Child Nation (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jialing Zhang and Nanfu Wang)
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
Documentary. NYC premiere
Changing The Game Changing The Game
Changing The Game and See You Yesterday
Pearl (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2018; Director: Elsa Amiel; Writer: Elsa Amiel, Laurent Larivière; Stars: Julia Föry, Peter Mullan, Vidal Arzoni, Arieh Worthalter, Agata Buzek, Julia Föry, Peter Mullan, Vidal Arzoni, Arieh Worthalter, Agata Buzek)
Drama set in the world of female bodybuilding.
Narrative. North American premiere
Plucked (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Joel Van Haren; Writer: Chris James Thompson, Joel Van Haren)
The classical music world is rocked when violinist Frank Almond is robbed of a Stradivarius violin worth more than $6million. As authorities try to beat the clock before the instrument disappears forever, their chase leads them to an unexpected suspect.
Documentary. World premiere
Red, White & Wasted (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Sam Jones, Andrei Bowden Schwartz)
A look at Florida’s redneck mudding culture. Video Pat is a mudding enthusiast who must question his passion—and maybe his entire way of life—when the last mudhole in Orlando is shut down.
Documentary. World premiere
See You Yesterday (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Stefon Bristol; Writer: Fredrica Bailey, Stefon Bristol; Stars: Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Wavyy Jonez, Damaris Lewis, Johnathan Nieves, Frank Harts, Manny Ureña, Brett G. Smith, Taliyah Whitaker, Khail Bryant, Ian Unterman, Ejyp Johnson)
Two teenage prodigies build make-shift time machines to save one of their brothers from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
Narrative. World premiere
Two/One (Country: UK, China, Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Juan Cabral; Writer: Juan Cabral; Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Beau Bridges, Anna Van Hooft, Zhu Zhu, Maddie Phillips, Jane McGregor, Ashley Ross, Candus Churchill, Raymond Ma, Yuki Morita, Yang Song, Brian Calvert, Riun Garner, Emma Yi, Boyd Holbrook)
Kaden is a world-class ski jumper in Canada, pining for a lost love. Khai is a corporate executive in Shanghai, drawn to a new co-worker with a secret. The two men go about their lives, without knowing that they are connected.
Narrative. World premiere
Two/One Two/One
Two/One and Goldie
What Will Become Of Us (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Steven Cantor)
Sir Frank Lowy, the billionaire co-founder of Westfield Corporation, faces a dilemma: whether or not to sell his multinational company, his life’s work and legacy. Standing at a crossroads, Frank must look to his past to shape his perspective on this monumental decision.
Documentary. World premiere
Wild Rose (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Harper; Writer: Nicole Taylor; Stars: Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, Gemma McElhinney, James Harkness, Ashley Shelton, Daniel Campbell, Vanya Eadie, Tracy Wiles, J. Thomas Bailey, James McElvar, Janey Godley, Robin Daugherty, Jeffrey Wilkerson)
A Glasgwegian single mum tries to make it in the world of country music.
Narrative. World premiere

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