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Ten Films I’m Looking Forward to See at Tribeca Film Festival

1. 7 Stages to achieve eternal bliss by passing through the gateway chosen by the holy storsh

2018, USA
Directed by Vivieno Caldinelli

Looking to make a splash in the big city, Claire (Kate Micucci) and Paul (Sam Huntington) relocate from Ohio to Los Angeles. They quickly score a posh new apartment with unbelievably cheap rent—so far, according to plan. But what appears too good to be true, in fact, is. As it turns out, an enigmatic guru (Taika Waititi) committed suicide in the apartment’s bathtub; even worse, an endless string of enthusiastic cultists routinely break into the young couple’s home to ceremonially off themselves in his honor. Unable to afford another move, Claire and Paul find themselves growing increasingly fascinated by the cult’s anti-mortality beliefs.

Showtimes:
April 20 at 10 at SVA Theatre (SVA)
April 21 at 10 at Cinepolis Chelsea 9
April 22 at 8:45 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11
April 28 at 10:45 at Cinepolis Chelsea 9

2. Back Roads

2018, USA
Directed by Alex Pettyfer.

After his mother (a gritty Juliette Lewis) goes to jail for shooting and killing his abusive father, Harley Altmyer (Alex Pettyfer) is left to care for his three younger sisters in a rural Pennsylvania town.

Showtimes:
1 April 20 at 8:45 on Cinepolis Chelsea 9
2 April 21 at 9on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11
3 April 22 at 8:30on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11
4 April 28 at 9:45on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11

3. Blue Night

2018, USA
Directed by Fabien Constant

On the eve of a major performance at the iconic Birdland Jazz Club, Vivienne Carala (Sarah Jessica Parker) receives shocking news during a doctor’s visit that turns her world upside down. She struggles to deal with the devastation during rehearsals with her band and her manager (Common) and attempts to avoid her overbearing mother (Jacqueline Bisset).

Showtimes:
1 April 19 at 8 on SVA Theatre 1 silas
2 April 20 at 9:30 on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11
3 April 23 at 10 on Cinepolis Chelsea 7
4 April 29 at 7on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11

4. Braid

2018, USA
Directed by Mitzi Peirone

Lifelong best friends Petula and Tilda have been making ends meet by dealing drugs in New York City. But when a random drug bust results in them losing $80,000, they’re left with no choice but to flee town to evade both the police and their pissed-off dealer.

Showtimes:
1 April 22 at 9:30 on SVA Theatre 1 silas
2 April 23 at 9:15 on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11
3 April 24 at 8:45 on Cinepolis Chelsea 7
4 April 28 at 10 on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11
5 April 29 at 8 on Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11

5. Daughter of mine

2018, ITALY
Directed by Laura Bispuri

Vittoria, a shy 10-year-old girl, spends the summer on the windswept Sardinian coast with her loving-but-overprotective mother Tina (Valeria Golino). Vittoria begins to suspect that the local party girl Angelica (Alba Rohrwacher) is her actual birth mother, a revelation that upsets her innocent childhood existence

Showtimes:
April 20 at 6:15 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-10
April 21 at 5 at Cinepolis Chelsea 6
April 22 at 4:15 at Cinepolis Chelsea 4
April 26 at 8:30 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-4

6. Disobedience

2017, UK
Directed by Sebastián Lelio

After the death of her estranged rabbi father, New York photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in North London where she grew up to attend his funeral. There, she is reunited with two childhood friends: shy Esti (Rachel McAdams) and devout Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), who Ronit discovers, to her surprise, are now a married couple.

Showtimes:
April 24 at 8 at BMCC Tribeca Pac
April 25 at 7 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-11

7.Egg

2018, USA
Directed by Marianna Palka

Tina (Alysia Reiner) and Karen (Christina Hendricks) were art school frenemies whose paths diverged after college. Tina became a passionate, successful conceptual artist, while Karen sacrificed a career in art in order to become a wife and mother.

Showtimes:
April 21 at 4 at SVA Theatre 2 Beatrice
April 24 at 10 at Cinepolis Chelsea 7
April 25 at 3:15 at Cinepolis Chelsea 7
April 26 at 6:45 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-11

8. Mapplethorpe

2018, USA
Directed by Ondi Timoner

Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits, images of calla lilies, and chronicles of New York City’s underground BDSM scene remain touchstones of 20th-century photography even now, nearly three decades after his death from complications of HIV/AIDS in 1989.

Showtimes:
April 22 at 9 at SVA Theatre 1 Silas
April 23 at 8:45 at Cinepolis Chelsea 9
April 24 at 6:30 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-5
April 27 at 9:30 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-5

9. The Seagull

2018, USA
Directed by Michael Mayer

Adapted by Tony Award®-winning playwright Stephen Karam and directed by Tony Award®-winning director Michael Mayer, this exquisite adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull finds a group of friends and family gathered for a seemingly jovial weekend in the countryside

Showtimes:
April 21 at 5 at BMCC Tribeca Pac
April 23 at 4 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-11

10. Smuggling Hendrix

2018, GERMANY
Directed by Marios Piperides

Yiannis doesn’t have much going for him, save for his adorable dog, Jimi, and his fast-approaching date to get out of Cyprus for good. But when Jimi wanders across the U.N. buffer zone and into the section of the island Turkey seized more than forty years ago, an unregulated state unrecognized by the rest of the world, Yiannis learns, bringing a dog back over the border is not as easy as walking straight home

Showtimes:
April 20 at 7 at Cinepolis Chelsea 9
April 21 at 5:15 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-6
April 22 at 3:15 at Cinepolis Chelsea 5
April 24 at 5 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11-9

Tribeca Film Festival 2018

April 18—29

Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11: 102 North End Avenue
Cinepolis Chelsea 9: 260 West 23rd Street
SVA Theatre (SVA): 333 West 23rd Street
BMCC Tribeca PAC (BMCC): 199 Chambers Street
Spring Studios: 50 Varick Street
Tribeca Film Center (TFC): 375 Greenwich Street, 2nd Floor

Tickets:
$12 (matinees)
$40 (Tribeca Talks series)
$21 (General evening and weekend screenings)
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