Tribeca Film Festival 2020

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Lorelei Lorelei
Lorelei and The Half Of It
12 Hour Shift (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Brea Grant; Writer: Brea Grant; Stars: Angela Bettis, David Arquette, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguin, Dusty Warren, Tom DeTrinis, Thomas Hobson, Julianne Dowler, Briana Lane, Taylor Alden, Scott Dean)
Nurse Mandy is just trying to make it through her double shift alive, but her nasty drug addiction, annoying coworkers, needy patients, and devious cousin are making it pretty tough, not to mention organ-stealing criminals and an injured convict.
World premiere
Cowboys (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Anna Kerrigan; Writer: Anna Kerrigan; Stars: Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd, Chris Coy, Bob Stephenson, Gary Farmer, Sasha Knight, Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd, Chris Coy, Bob Stephenson, Gary Farmer, Sasha Knight)
Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
World premiere
Fully Realized Humans (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Joshua Leonard; Writer: Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler; Stars: Jess Weixler, Joshua Leonard, Beth Grant, Tom Bower, Michael Chieffo, Janicza Bravo, Erica Chidi Cohen, Zach Shields, Ross Partridge, Jennifer Lafleur, Dan Pfau, Whitney Moorman, Bryan Ross, Jess Weixler, Joshua Leonard)
Parents-to-be Elliott and Jackie embark on a quest for self-actualisation before the imminent birth of their first child.
World premiere
The Half Of It (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Alice Wu; Writer: Alice Wu; Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz, Collin Chou, Becky Ann Baker, Enrique Murciano, MacIntyre Dixon, Catherine Curtin, Alec Tincher, Bonnie Flannery, Tyler Crozier, Spencer Wawak, Patrick T. Johnson, Gabi Samels)
A shy Chinese-American straight-A student finds herself helping the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love.
World premiere
Little Fish (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Chad Hartigan; Writer: Aja Gabel, Mattson Tomlin; Stars: Olivia Cooke, Jack O'Connell, Raúl Castillo, Carmen Moore, Leanne Khol Young, Katerina Katelieva, Toby Hargrave, Soko, Chris Shields, Kwesi Ameyaw, Barbara Patrick, Angela Moore, Mackenzie Cardwell, Jeff Sanca, Albert Nicholas)
A pandemic attacking people’s memory is spreading around the world at an alarming rate. Two young newlyweds struggle to hang onto who they are, both as individuals and as a couple.
World premiere
Cowboys Cowboys
Cowboys and 12 Hour Shift
Lorelei (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sabrina Doyle; Writer: Sabrina Doyle; Stars: Jena Malone, Pablo Schreiber, Gretchen Corbett, Dana Millican, Quinn Liebling, Sabina Friedman-Seitz, Jeb Berrier, Joseph Bertót, Jerry Bell Jr., Trish Egan, Ryan Findley, Lynn Sher, Chancellor Perry, Bob Barr, Bionka Simone)
Reformed ex-con Wayland returns to his hometown and reconnects with his high school girlfriend Dolores, now a single mom with dreams of Hollywood in Doyle’s fable-like tale of second chances.
World premiere
Materna (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: David Gutnik; Writer: Assol Abdullina, Jade Eshete, David Gutnik; Stars: Rory Culkin, Michael Chernus, Kate Lyn Sheil, Sturgill Simpson, Jade Eshete, Lindsay Burdge, Cassandra Freeman, Kaili Vernoff, Kara Young, Jake Katzman, Assol Abdullina, Jamal Seidakmatova, Zhamilya Sydykbaeva, Rory Culkin, Michael Chernus)
Four women whose lives are separated by race, culture, and class but connected by the complexities of motherhood become inextricably bound together by an incident on the New York City subway.
World premiere
My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jonathan Cuartas; Writer: Jonathan Cuartas; Stars: Patrick Fugit, Owen Campbell, Ingrid Sophie Schram, Katie Preston, Anthony Pedone, Moises L. Tovar, Judah Bateman, Lizzy Dabczynski Bean, Jeffrey Hanson, Jesse R. Brown, Gary Mclaren, Waine Riches, Ivanna Picon, Camilla Fowler, Nancy Fong)
Dwight and his sister Jessie reach a crossroads over what to do about their little brother Thomas, a sickly child with a mysterious affliction.
World premiere
No Future (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Mark Smoot; Writer: Mark Smoot)
Following the overdose of an estranged friend, recovering addict Will, still struggling with his own sobriety, returns to his hometown where he begins a troubled affair with his friend’s grieving mother.
World premiere
The Violent Heart (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Kerem Sanga; Writer: Kerem Sanga; Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Lukas Haas, Cress Williams, Grace Van Patten, Jovan Adepo, Mary J. Blige, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Cory Scott Allen, Dean Shortland, Rayven Symone Ferrell, Markus Silbiger, Rebecca Lines, Allison Shrum, Josefina M Boneo, Clyde C Harris)
Fifteen years after the murder of his older sister, taciturn Daniel finds himself falling for Cassie, a vivacious high school senior in this southern gothic-inspired Romeo and Juliet story.
World premiere
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