Tribeca Festival 2023

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LaRoy LaRoy
LaRoy and The Lesson
The Adults (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Dustin Guy Defa; Stars: Michael Cera, Hannah Gross, Sophia Lillis)
The plan to make a trip back home as short as possible begins to unravel when Eric has to balance his addiction to poker with the challenging relationships with his two sisters Rachel and Maggie.
North American premiere
Afire (Roter Himmel) (Country: Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel, Enno Trebs, Matthias Brandt)
Tensions and desire bloom among five people at a holiday home by the Baltic Sea.
New York premiere
The Blackening (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Tim Story; Writer: Tracy Oliver, Dewayne Perkins; Stars: Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, Yvonne Orji)
tells the story of old friends who reunite in a cabin in the woods. The fun weekend quickly becomes a fight to survive, and the only way to make it out is to figure out which friend is the Blackest of them all.
World premiere
Blood For Dust (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: David Ebeltoft; Writer: David Ebeltoft)
Jeff loses his traveling salesman job and decides to take on a risky new opportunity with Ricky, an old acquaintance. Soon, he is submerged into a dangerous underworld.
World premiere
Bucky F*cking Dent (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: David Duchovny; Writer: David Duchovny; Stars: David Duchovny, Logan Marshall-Green, Stephanie Beatriz)
Aspiring novelist and Yankee Stadium peanut slinger, Ted, discovers his estranged, Red Sox fanatic father is terminally ill. Wanting to mend fences and take care of the old man, Ted returns home with results as wild and unpredictable as the 1978 baseball season.
World premiere
Afire Afire
Afire and He Went That Way
Cinnamon (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr; Writer: Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr; Stars: Damon Wayans, Hailey Kilgore, David Iacono, Jeremie Harris, Pam Grier)
Two young lovers risk it all to chase their dreams.
World premiere
Cold Copy (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Roxine Helberg; Writer: Roxine Helberg; Stars: Bel Powley, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jacob Tremblay, Nesta Cooper)
Follows an ambitious journalism student’s tactics to impress, and get into the good graces of, an esteemed yet cutthroat news reporter — even if it involves manipulating her latest story … and truth itself.
World premiere
Downtown Owl (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater; Writer: Hamish Linklater, based on the novel by Chuck Klosterman; Stars: Lily Rabe, Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, August Blanco Rosenstein, Jack Dylan Grazer, Arianna Jaffier, Finn Wittrock, Henry Golding)
The inhabitants of a small town brace themselves for a blizzard.
World premiere
Eric LaRue (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Michael Shannon; Writer: Brett Neveu; Stars: Judy Greer, Alexander Skarsgård, Alison Pill, Paul Sparks, Tracy Letts)
In the aftermath of a shocking crime at the hands of their son, two parents seek solace in rival religious congregations.
World premiere
First Time Female Director (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Chelsea Peretti; Writer: Chelsea Peretti; Stars: Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, Kate Berlant, Benito Skinner, Megan Stalter, Megan Mullally)
Ensemble comedy set in a Glendale theater where a new female director struggles to fill the shoes of her male predecessor, putting her Southern rural drama in jeopardy.
World premiere
Shortcomings Shortcomings
Shortcomings and Maggie Moore(s)
Fresh Kills (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jennifer Esposito; Writer: Jennifer Esposito; Stars: Emily Baden, Odessa A’zion, Jennifer Esposito, Dominick Lombardozzi, Annabella Sciorra, Nicholas Cirillo)
After their patriarch goes to prison, the loyal women of the Larusso family must survive by following the unspoken code of the New York City mafia world in the late Eighties and early Nineties.
World premiere
The Good Half (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Robert Schwartzman; Writer: Brett Ryland; Stars: Nick Jonas, Brittany Snow, Matt Walsh, David Arquette, Alexandra Shipp, Elisabeth Shue)
An emotionally distant writer returns home for his mother’s funeral.
World premiere
He Went That Way (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jeffrey Darling; Writer: Evan M Wiener; Stars: Jacob Elordi, Zachary Quinto)
A fateful meeting in 1964 along Route 66 pairs a 19-year-old serial killer with a celebrity animal handler shepherding an American TV darling — his chimpanzee, Spanky.
World premiere
I.S.S. (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite; Writer: Nick Shafir)
Tensions flare in the near future aboard the International Space Station as nuclear war begins on Earth. Reeling from these events, astronauts and cosmonauts receive similar orders: take control of the station at any cost.
World premiere
John Early: Now More Than Ever (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Emily Allan, Leah Hennessey)
John Early performs his silly, surreal, spontaneous stand-up set in front of a live audience, a full band ... and his parents.
World premiere
Eric LaRue Eric LaRue
Eric LaRue and Bucky F*cking Dent
LaRoy (Country: US, France; Year: 2023; Director: Shane Atkinson; Writer: Shane Atkinson; Stars: John Magaro, Steve Zahn, Dylan Baker, Megan Stevenson, Matthew Del Negro, Brad Leland)
After discovering his wife’s affair, Ray Jepsen plans to kill himself, but fate intervenes. Through a bizarre turn of events, he is mistaken for a low-rent hired killer and decides to become one.
World premiere
The Lesson (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Alice Troughton; Writer: Alex MacKeith; Stars: Richard E Grant, Julie Delpy, Daryl McCormack, Stephen McMillan, Crispin Letts)
A young novelist eager to make a name for himself begins tutoring the son of one of the most influential writers in the world. Good intentions soon give way to suspicion as darker motivations surface and the lines of master and protégé are blurred.
World premiere
The Line (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Ethan Berger; Writer: Ethan Berger, Alex Russek; Stars: Alex Wolff, Lewis Pullman, Halle Bailey, Austin Abrams, Angus Cloud, Scoot McNairy, John Malkovich)
Coming-of-age drama explores the moral ambiguity of loyalty to tradition, as seen through a college sophomore in the throes of fraternity culture.
World premiere
The Listener (Year: 2022; Director: Steve Buscemi; Writer: Alessandro Camon; Stars: Tessa Thompson)
The story of a helpline volunteer's life comes to light over the course of a shift.
North American premiere
Maggie Moore(s) (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: John Slattery; Writer: Paul Bernbaum; Stars: Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Micah Stock, Nick Mohammed, Happy Anderson, Mary Holland)
Comedy that sees a small-town sheriff baffled when two women with the same name get murdered days apart.
World premiere
The Miracle Club (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan; Writer: Joshua D. Maurer, Timothy Prager, Jimmy Smallhorne; Stars: Laura Linney, Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, Agnes O’Casey, Stephen Rea)
Three close friends who have never left the outskirts of Dublin get the journey of a lifetime - a visit to Lourdes, the picturesque French town and place of miracles.
World premiere
Our Son (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Bill Oliver; Writer: Peter Nickowitz, Bill Oliver; Stars: Billy Porter, Luke Evans, Robin Weigert, Andrew Rannells, Isaac Powell, Phylicia Rashad)
Fed up with the state of his relationship, Gabriel files for divorce from his partner of 13 years, Nicky. Thus begins their complex journey to find themselves and support their son along the way.
World premiere
The Perfect Find (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Numa Perrier; Writer: Leigh Davenport; Stars: Gabrielle Union, Keith Powers, Aisha Hinds, DB Woodside, Janet Hubert, Alani “La La” Anthony, Gina Torres)
Looking for a fresh start, a 40-year-old returns to the workforce, where she must navigate a challenging workplace, a demanding boss, and a lusty secret romance.
World premiere
Shortcomings (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Randall Park; Writer: Adrian Tomine; Stars: Justin H Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno)
Following Ben, Miko, and Alice as they navigate a range of interpersonal relationships and traverse the country in search of the ideal connection.
New York premiere

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