The Tribeca Film Festival, which began in 2002, is running from April 17-28 in 2013. This year, as usual, there is a wide assortment of offerings, including a few fascinating documentaries.
There are now so many film festivals that it’s hard to keep up with them all, but Tribeca films a definite need. While most film festivals are in small towns that come alive strictly during the film festival, this one is right in the heart of New York City.
So what’s on the agenda this year? Here are just a few of the selections:
The Motivation, a documentary by Adam Bhala Lough on the world of street skating.
Lenny Cooke, directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, is a documentary about a young basketball player who doesn’t make it into the NBA.
Adult World -directed by Scott Coffey, is about a poet who works in a sex shop.
The Acrobat, directed by Gerardo Herrero, is a Spanish documentary that looks at the phenomenon of suicide.
AB, directed by Daniel Klein, is about a man who has an accident in a remote area in the middle of winter.
Lil Bub & Friendz, directed by Juliette Eisner and Andy Capper, is a documentary that focuses on celebrity cats on the internet.
Mistaken For Strangers -directed by Tom Berninger, follows the rock group The National on a big tour.