Tribeca Film Festival 2022

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Broadway Rising (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Amy Rice)
Documents the Broadway community’s journey, from the almost overnight shut down due to the pandemic, to the paths essential theatre workers took on their road back to the stage.
Butterfly In The Sky (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb; Stars: LeVar Burton, Alisa Reyes, Dean Parisot, Kenny Blank, Larry Lancit, Twila Liggett, Cecily Lancit)
For over 25 years, Reading Rainbow set the standard for literary children’s television in the US. This documentary tells its story.
Chop & Steele (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Berndt Mader, Ben Steinbauer; Writer: Alex MacKenzie; Stars: David Cross, Bobcat Goldthwait, Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler, John Lee, Alyson Levy, Joe Pickett, Davy Rothbart, Nick Prueher, Chad Nackers)
For years, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher toured as the Found Footage Festival, with a sideline in absurdist morning-show pranks. Then they got sued. A David and Goliath story where David pees himself on national television.
The DOC (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: David Caplan)
A love letter and hip hop archive about The D.O.C, a master of the art who is more than likely your favourite rapper’s favorite rapper.
Game Change Game (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Spike Jordan, Maxime Quoilin; Stars: CJ McCollum, JaVale McGee, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, Michele Roberts, Matisse Thybulle)
With unfettered access to the NBA, Game Change Game documents a tumultuous, and at times surreal, basketball season plagued by once unimaginable circumstances.
God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines (Country: US, Japan, Russia, South Africa, UK; Year: 2022; Director: Kristian R Hill; Writer: Kristian R Hill, Jennifer Washington; Stars: Blake Baxter, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, Eddie Fowlkes, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Santonio Echols, Mike Huckaby)
Music documentary that showcases the beginnings of techno music and how Detroit was the creative and cultural hub for the creation of one of the most celebrated genres in the world.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine; Writer: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine; Stars: Leonard Cohen, Glen Hansard, Bob Dylan, Clive Davis, Brandi Carlile, Rufus Wainwright, Judy Collins, Vicky Jenson, Regina Spektor, Jeff Buckley, Myles Kennedy, Amanda Palmer, John Cale, Eric Church, Hal Willner)
Exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah.
John Leguizamo Live at Rikers (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Elena Francesca Engel; Writer: Elena Francesca Engel; Stars: Sean Jones, John Leguizamo, Tyriek)
Actor John Leguizamo performs his play Ghetto Klown at Rikers Island prison.
McEnroe (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Barney Douglas; Writer: Barney Douglas; Stars: John McEnroe)
Famous "bad boy of tennis" John McEnroe tells his side of the story of his career.
Music Pictures: New Orleans (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Ben Chace; Writer: Ben Chace; Stars: Benny Jones Sr, Little Freddie King, Jason Marsalis, Irma Thomas, The Tremé Brass Band)
Four legacy portraits of New Orleans music figures Irma Thomas, Little Freddie King, Ellis Marsalis, and The Tremé Brass Band.
Reinventing Mirazur (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Vérane Frédiani, Franck Ribière; Writer: Vérane Frédiani, Franck Ribière; Stars: Mauro Colagreco)
An exploration into the life of Chef Mauro Colagreco, who finds himself changing everything about his flagship restaurant Mirazur after the pandemic halted his worldwide rise to prominence.
Taurus (Good News) (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Tim Sutton; Writer: Tim Sutton; Stars: Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly, Scoot McNairy, Maddie Hasson, Luis Da Silva Jr., Angela Fornero, Robert Jumper, Demetrius 'Lil Meech' Flenory, Philip Smithey, Paul Bartholomew, Avery Tiiu Essex, Siri Miller, Frank Mosley, Joslyn Jensen, Ron G.)
A rising but troubled musician searches for the inspiration to record one last song, pushing himself deep into the void.
TÍU (Country: Iceland; Year: 2022; Director: Dean DeBlois; Stars: Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson, Kristján Kristjánsson, Brynjar Leifsson, Ragnar Þórhallsson)
A trip into the world of the multi-platinum Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, as they commemorate the 10th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album My Head Is An Animal.
Unfinished Business (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Alison Klayman)
An intimate look at the past and present of the New York Liberty, one of the WNBA’s flagship teams as they play for acceptance, respect, and the future of basketball.
Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Karam Gill; Writer: Karam Gill)
The career of Atlanta rapper Lil Baby, and his rise as a giant in rap and pop culture.
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