Tribeca Festival 2023

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All Up in the Biz (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Sacha Jenkins)
A collage of celebrity interviews, rare film, reenactments, and playful animation shows how Biz Markie left his mark on the history of hip-hop.
World premiere
American Son (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jay Caspian Kang)
The story of Asian American tennis prodigy Michael Chang, the youngest player to win a men’s Grand Slam tournament.
World premiere
Anthem (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Peter Nicks)
What would it sound like to have a national anthem that actually reflects America? This documentary follows composer Kris Bowers and producer DJ Dahi on a road trip across the country to find out.
World premiere
BS High (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Martin Desmond Roe)
After a nationally televised high school American football game between top-ranked IMG Academy and unknown Bishop Sycamore ended with an IMG blowout win, it's discovered that Bishop Sycamore isn't at all what it seems.
World premiere
Comedy Of War: Laughter In Ukraine (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Christopher Walters)
Four Ukrainian stand-up comics tour their homeland, bringing laughter and joy as a form of resistance and recovery amid wartime.
World premiere
Common Ground (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Rebecca Tickell, Josh Tickell)
Exposes the interconnectedness of American farming policy, politics, and illness. Follow the solution-driven plight of Regenerative Farmers as they make a case for soil health across the continent and beyond.
World premiere
Every Body (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Julie Cohen)
Three intersex people challenge a heteronormative system of secrecy and non-consensual surgery in the US.
World premiere
Happy Clothes: A Film About Patricia Field (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Michael Selditch)
With idiosyncratic style and an eye toward the future of fashion, Patricia Field has always been shaping culture. This documentary examines the costume designer's life.
World premiere
Invisible Beauty (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Bethann Hardison, Frédéric Tcheng)
Fashion revolutionary Bethann Hardison looks back on her journey as a pioneering Black model, modeling agent, and activist, shining a light on an untold chapter in the fight for racial diversity.
New York Premiere
It’s Basic (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Marc Levin)
A compelling look at Universal Basic Income pilot programs in US cities.
World premiere
The League (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Sam Pollard)
Baseball isn’t the game we know and love without the contribution of Black Americans. This documentary explores the incredible history of the Negro Leagues, its impact on the sport of baseball, and the players that still resonate through history to this day.
World premiere
Milli Vanilli (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Luke Korem)
The origins and eventual fallout of a one-hit-wonder.
World premiere
Minted (Country: United States, Canada, Cuba, Netherlands, India, Nigeria; Year: 2023; Director: Nicholas Bruckman)
Examines the intersection of art, commerce, and digital ownership through the rise and crash of the NFT market.
World premiere
Open Heart (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jonathan Hock)
An intimate profile of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s struggles to return to hockey after heart surgery.
World premiere
Poisoned: The Danger in Our Food (Director: Stephanie Soechtig)
Foodborne pathogens kill thousands of people in the US every year - this film is a call to action for the officials who have the power to mitigate this danger.
World premiere
Rise - the Siya Kolisi Story (Country: South Africa; Year: 2023; Director: Tebogo Malope)
Chronicling the legendary story of the first Black captain of the South Africa National Rugby Union Team.
World premiere
Ron Delsener Presents (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jake Sumner)
Ron Delsener was the most influential concert promoter in New York. In addition to looking back at his career, this documentary shows that the now 86-year-old Delsener still has a spring in his step.
World premiere
The Saint Of Second Chances (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Morgan Neville, Jeff Malmberg)
Documentary Major League Baseball promoter and owner, Bill Veeck.
World premiere
The Space Race (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Lisa Cortés)
Documentary about the first Black astronauts.
World premiere
Stan Lee (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: David Gelb)
Profile charting Stan Lee's life from his upbringing in New York as Stanley Lieber to the rise of Marvel Comics.
World premiere
Sunday Best (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Sacha Jenkins)
Documentary about the career of pioneering television host Ed Sullivan.
World premiere
Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History Of Popular Music (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman)
Concert film documenting New York theatre star Taylor Mac's joyous, challenging, and ostentatiously queer 24-hour musical performance.
World premiere
This Is Not Financial Advice (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci)
Retail investors, including “Dogecoin Millionaire” Glauber Contessoto, navigate the burgeoning, lucrative, and volatile world of cryptocurrency.
World premiere
Untitled Nicky Nodjoumi (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder)
In this hybrid political thriller and verité portrait documentary, Sara Nodjoumi, working with co-director and husband, Till Schauder dives into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of more than 100 "treasonous" paintings by her father, seminal Iranian modern artist Nickzad Nodjoumi.
World premiere
We Dare to Dream (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Waad al-Kateab)
Follows athletes on their journey to become part of the refugee Olympic team in Tokyo 2020.
World premiere
Your Fat Friend (Country: US, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Jeanie Finlay; Stars: Aubrey Gordon)
Popular anonymous blogger Aubrey Gordon spent five years writing about the realities of living as a self-described “very fat person.” Now, she is about to face the public for the very first time.
World premiere

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