17th Tribeca Film Festival 2018

The Tribeca Film Festival is the younger of New York City’s two major film festivals.


2018 Tribeca Film Festival

The Festival is at multiple venues in Manhattan for twelve days from Wednesday, April 18 through Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Opening Night ~ Love, Gilda world premiere

The Festival opens with the world premiere of Lisa D’Apolito’s Love, Gilda, a feature length documentary about Emmy® and Grammy® award-winning comedian Gilda Radner.

Wednesday, April 18 at 7 pm
Beacon Theatre
Upper West Side, Manhattan

Centerpiece Gala ~ Zoe world premiere

The Festival centerpiece is Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Zoe starring Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James.

In a future world where cutting-edge technologies can simulate the high of true love, two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab yearn for a connection that’s real.

Closing Night ~ The Fourth Estate world premiere

The Festival closes with the world premiere of Liz Garbus’ The Fourth Estate which follows The New York Times‘ coverage of the Trump administration’s first year.

For the journalists at The New York Times, the election of Donald Trump presented a once in a generation challenge in how the press would cover a president who has declared the majority of the nation’s major news outlets “the enemy of the people.”

“The Enemy of the People”
Donald Trump

2018 Tribeca Film Festival Films

Tribeca selected 96 films by 103 filmmakers out of 8,749 entries. 51 are narratives and 45 are documentaries.

46% are directed by women, the highest percentage in the Festival’s history. The Nora Ephron Award, presented by Chanel, will award a $25,000 prize to a woman who embodies the spirit and boldness of the late filmmaker.

Programmers curated for distinct voices that illuminate the world around us.

Latin Filmmakers in Tribeca 2018 the US Narrative Competition

Duck Butter

Directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta (Chuck & Buck, Cedar Rapids, The Good Girl).

Two women, jaded by dishonest and broken relationships, make a pact to spend 24 uninterrupted hours together, having sex on the hour. Their romantic experiment intends to create a new form of intimacy, but it doesn’t quite go as planned.

Duck Butter is a The Orchard release.

World Premiere

Little Woods

Written and directed by New Yorker Nia DaCosta.

In this dramatic thriller set in the fracking boomtown of Little Woods, North Dakota, two estranged sisters are driven to extremes when their mother dies, leaving them with one week to pay back her mortgage.

World Premiere

Latin Filmmakers in the Tribeca 2018 Documentary Competition

The Man Who Stole Banksy

Written and directed by Marco Prosepio (Italian).

In 2007, the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy painted a series of political works around Palestine, only to have them cut down and sold off to the highest bidder. A stylish examination of public space and the commodification of street art, narrated by Iggy Pop.

World Premiere

Latin Films in the Tribeca 2018 International Narrative Competition

Dry Martina

Chilean film written and directed by Che Sandoval (I’m Much Better Than You).

Passion and obsession mingle in this fresh comedy about an aging pop star who takes off to pursue a lover, and, while she’s at it, a better sense of self.

“La problema es mi concha.”

International Premiere

Lemonade (Lune de Miere)

Romanian film written and directed by Ioana Uricaru.

Mara hopes to move her son from Romania to the U.S. and obtain a green card. But bureaucratic processes give way to authoritarian nightmares in this simmering social drama about American immigration and the institutional corruption of power.

International Premiere

The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde)

A French film written and directed by Dominique Rocher.

Following one hell of a party, Sam wakes up to the worst-ever morning after—blood-stained walls, an empty apartment building, and Parisian streets filled with the living dead. Even worse, he’s all alone.

North American Premiere
In French with English subtitles.

Sunday’s Illness (La Enfermedad del Domingo)

Spanish film written and directed by Ramón Salazar Hoogers.

After Anabel hosts an opulent dinner, she is confronted by Chiara, the daughter she abandoned decades earlier. Chiara arrives with just one request: that she and her mother spend ten days together.

North American Premiere
In Spanish with English subtitles.

Virgins (Vierges)

Jewish – French film directed by Keren Ben Rafael.

Teenage Lana is languishing in her run-down hometown on Israel’s sun-soaked north coast—until an older, attractive writer arrives with tales of a mermaid sighting off the shore of the declining resort town.

World Premiere

Latin Films in the Tribeca 2018 Spotlight Narrative Section

These are new independent premieres by big name filmmakers and performers.

Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia)

Italian film directed by Laura Bispuri.

On the windswept coast of Sardinia, two women compete for the affections of 10-year old Vittoria: her troubled, alcoholic birth mother Angelica and her doting adoptive mother Tina.

North American Premiere
In Italian with English subtitles


English film written and directed by Academy Award-winning, Argentine – Chilean director Sebastian Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria, La Sagrada Familia).

After the death of her estranged rabbi father, a New York photographer returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in North London where she grew up and, in doing so, reignites long-dormant passions and controversies.

A Bleecker Street release.
In Theaters April 27.

Nico, 1988

An Italian film written and directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli.

This whirlwind road movie follows the final months on tour of the singer-songwriter Nico, one-time Warhol superstar and Velvet Underground vocalist. It’s once upon a time in the East Village.

A Magnolia release.

Tribeca 2018 Spotlight Documentary Section

These are high-profile premieres by acclaimed filmmakers, but there aren’t any overtly Latin films or filmmakers.

Tribeca 2018 Viewpoints

These are narratives and documentaries that push the boundaries of storytelling.

The Elephant and the Butterfly (Drôle de Père)

A French film written and directed by Amélie van Elmbt.

When her babysitter doesn’t show, a single mother is forced to leave her precocious five-year-old daughter with the girl’s estranged father for a long weekend in this heartfelt drama executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

North American Premiere
In French with English subtitles
A Blue Fox release

Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never To Play Football

An English documentary about Brazilian soccer written and directed by Louis Myles.

Soccer stars were at the center of the scene in the glamorous nightlife meccas of 1980s Brazil. But in their midst, one of the biggest sports celebrities of his generation harbored a secret: He had never played a single game.

With Carlos Henrique Raposo, Carlos Alberto Torres, Zico, Bebeto, Renato Gaúcho, Ricardo Rocha.


French film written and directed by César Award winner Sara Forestier.

This steamy drama explores the passionate relationship between a girl with a crippling speech impediment and an undereducated drag racer.

With Sara Forestier, Redouanne Harjane, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Liv Andren.

North American Premiere
In French with English subtitles

The Proposal

An American film about a Mexican architect directed by Jill Magid.

When artist-turned-filmmaker Jill Magid learns that the archives of Mexico’s most famous architect are being held in a private collection, she devises a radical plan to return his legacy to the public.

World Premiere

Slut in a Good Way

French-Canadian comedy directed by Sophie Lorain.

Three 17-year-old girlfriends get a job at the Toy Depot for the holiday season and become smitten with the guys who work alongside them in this charming teen sex comedy.

With Marguerite Bouchard, Rose Adam, Romane Denis, Alex Godbout, Anthony Therrien, Vassili Schneider.

International Premiere

Tribeca 2018 Midnight Section

These are horror films.

You Shall Not Sleep (No dormirás)

An Argentine film directed by Gustavo Hernandez.

A young actress joins an experimental play set inside an abandoned asylum. The objective is clear: The actors must stay awake for as long as possible. The hospital’s former residents, however, have different plans.

With Belen Rueda, Eva de Dominici, Natalia de Molina, German Palacios Eugenia, Tobal Juan Guilera.

International Premiere

Tribeca Film Festival Tickets

Tickets for Beacon Theatre events go on sale March 20. Tickets for other events go on sale March 27.

For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com


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