Five Best Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

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The Tribeca Film Festival; where up-and-coming filmmakers compete against experienced directors for a chance to win the public’s eye, a chance to make it big in the cut-throat entertainment industry.

With hundreds of films to view from all around the world, this annual festival highlights stories that will touch your heart, thrill you, scare you and enlighten you. All you need is a ticket.The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 18 to April 29 this year. Check out some of the standout films below.

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allthatwayforlove Five Best Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

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“All That Way for Love”
Director: Henry Mason
Country: United Kingdom
Starring: Andrew Simpson, Belinda Stewart Wilson, Derek De Lint, Mirian Nthini, Mule Mumo, Solomon Nakula, Sarah Solemani

Screenings:
April 22 – 4 p.m., AMC Loews Village 7-2
April 24 – 5:30 p.m., Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 4
April 28 – 6:45 p.m., Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 8
April 29 – 4 p.m., Tribeca Cinemas Theater 1

To purchase tickets and learn more about this short narrative, click here.

This 20-minute narrative follows a young Irishman as he travels to Mozambique in an effort to reach his girlfriend. He encounters a number of obstacles along the way, falling into the company of an older couple in Malawi. Shot in Kenya, the short introduces audiences to a new culture, and will draw you into the relationships created along the way.

asluckwouldhaveit Five Best Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

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“As Luck Would Have It”
Director: Alex de la Iglesia
Country: Spain
Starring: Jose Mota, Salma Hayek, Santiago Segura, Carolina Bang, Nacho Vigalondo, Blanca Portillo

Screenings:
April 24 – 6:30 p.m., SVA Theater 1 Silas
April 25 – 3 p.m., AMC Loews Village 7-1
April 26 – 8:30 p.m., AMC Loews Village 7-3
April 27 – 3:45 p.m., Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 8

To purchase tickets and learn more about this feature narrative, click here.

Starring Salma Hayek, this feature narrative is a social commentary on a crumbling economy and a ruthless media. The main character, Roberto, struggles to keep his family afloat as he unsuccessfully searches for one job after another. When a freak accident threatens Roberto’s life and puts him at the center of media attention, he gets the opportunity to finally make some money – but it will cost him his life. The narrative is described as “combining a darkly comic satire with an emotional drama about a family’s unconditional love.”

catcam Five Best Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

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“CatCam”
Director: Seth Keal
Country: United States

Screenings:
April 21 – 6 p.m., AMC Loews Village 7-1
April 23 – 12 p.m., AMC Loews Village 7-1
April 27 – 9:45 p.m., Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 8
April 29 – 6:30 p.m., Tribeca Cinemas Theater 1

To purchase tickets and to learn more about this short documentary, click here.

Ever wonder what your pet does when you’re not around? Juergen, owner of a stray cat named Mr. Lee, became intrigued when his cat would go missing for days at a time. To document Mr. Lee’s whereabouts, Juergen attaches a camera around his cat’s neck, and the result is “CatCam.” Are you curious about the secret life of cats? See for yourself in this 16-minute documentary, which is also being featured through the Tribeca Online Film Festival, beginning on April 20 at 12 a.m.

deadfall Five Best Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

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“Deadfall”
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Country: United States
Starring: Eric Bana, Charlie Hunnam, Olivia Wilde, Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek, Kate Mara, Treat Williams

Screenings:
April 22 – 9:30 p.m., BMCC Tribeca PAC
April 24 – 10 p.m., Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 5
April 26 – 3 p.m., Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 7

To purchase tickets and to learn more about this feature narrative, click here.

Starring Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde, this feature film takes place in snowy Canada, where brother-sister burglar duo Addison and Liza have just robbed a casino. Their paths cross with a just-out-of-prison boxer, his mother and his retired sheriff father. This suspenseful thriller, directed by Academy Award winner Stefan Ruzowitzky, proves “that no good guy is all good, and no bad guy all bad.”

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“Intermission Time”
Director: Michael Degg
Conutry: United States

Screenings:
April 21 – 3 p.m., AMC Loews Village 7-1
April 25 – 7:30 p.m., Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 9
April 27 – 12 p.m., AMC Loews Village 7-1
April 29 – 1:30 p.m., Tribeca Cinemas Theater 1

To purchase tickets and to learn more about this short narrative, click here.

Don’t be fooled by the length of this narrative – although only four minutes long and with no dialogue, “Intermission Time” will have you laughing and crying at the same time. An animated film, “Intermission Time” follows the clerk of a concession stand at a drive-in movie theater. Once he closes up shop however, “his victims seek revenge.” Killer hot dogs? What will happen?

avengers Five Best Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

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“The Avengers”
Director: Joss Whedon
Country: United States
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson

Screening:
April 28 – 6 p.m., Tribeca BMCC Performing Arts Center

For more information on The Avengers, visit this link.

Rounding out as the biggest film of the week, the one everyone is talking about, is “The Avengers.” The much-awaited superhero feature film will close the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie has already gained quite a bit of hype over the past few months as summer movie previews have begun. Based on the Marvel comics, “The Avengers” brings together all of your favorite superheroes, including the Hulk, Superman, Ironman, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Thor. It is their responsibility to save the world from disaster. The screening is invitation-only, with seats reserved for America’s real-life heroes; the firefighters, police officers, military and EMS responders who save lives daily. “The Avengers” opens in theaters across the nation on May 2.

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Jennifer Eberhart is currently an art history/museum studies graduate student at The City College in New York. She is an avid art enthusiast, and visits as many museums and galleries as she can in her free time. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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