Tribeca Film Festival 2021

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All These Sons (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Joshua Altman, Bing Liu)
On Chicago’s South and West sides, the scourge of guns and gangs is destroying countless lives. Taking matters into their own hands, two men dedicate their lives educating, empowering and healing young black men at high risk for being victims or perpetrators of deadly gun-violence.
World premiere
Ascension (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jessica Kingdon)
Documentary portrait of the "Chinese Dream" - a contemporary vision of a China that prioritizes productivity and innovation above all
World premiere
Blind Ambition (Country: Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Robert Coe, Warwick Ross)
The story of four Zimbabwean men who form their country’s first Wine Tasting Olympics team and the mission that drives them to compete.
World premiere
Fathom (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Drew Xanthopoulos)
Documentary follows researchers working to finally decode the communication of humpback whales.
World premiere
The Kids (Country: Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Eddie Martin; Writer: Hamilton Harris, Eddie Martin)
Documentary exploring the divergent paths taken by the original cast of Larry Clark's Kids.
World premiere
Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Suzanne Kai)
Profile of the Rolling Stone magazine writer and editor.
World premiere
On the Divide (Year: 2021; Director: Maya Cueva, Leah Galant; Writer: Maya Cueva, Leah Galant)
Brings us into the lives of three Latinx people in McAllen Texas, whose different beliefs end up coming to a head at the last abortion clinic in the US/Mexico border.
World premiere
The Scars of Ali Boulala (Country: Sweden, Norway; Year: 2021; Director: Max Eriksson)
Swedish skateboarding prodigy Ali Boulala - alongside other pros including Rune Glifberg and Arto Saari - looks back on the DIY videos and fast-paced lifestyle of his coming-of-age in the Nineties skating scene.
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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