“Shadows” Film Still
The full 2020 Tribeca lineup has been announced, featuring work from many Grad Film alumni and students.
Shadows, written and directed by student Ria Tobaccowala. (Short Narrative - New York) - During the fragile chapter when a girl faces womanhood, Naya explores her independence on homecoming night away from her watchful family. Produced by fellow Grad Film student Ashley Deckman. World Premiere.
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Marvelous and the Black Hole, written and directed by alum Kate Tsang. (Viewpoints Competition) - Teenage delinquent Sammy Ko teams up with a surly children's party magician on a bizarre adventure to navigate her tumultuous home life and inner demons. A coming-of-age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief, and finding hope in the darkest moments. Winner of the Tribeca/AT&T Untold Stories 2019.
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Socks on Fire, written and directed by alum Bo McGuire. (Documentary Competition) - A poet composes a cinematic love letter to his grandmother as his homophobic aunt and drag queen uncle wage war over her estate in Hokes Bluff, Alabama.
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Sweet Thing, written and directed by Professor Alexandre Rockwell. (Tribeca Critics’ Week) - Two young siblings struggle to find solid ground in the homes of Adam, their alcoholic father, and Eve, their negligent mother. The children ultimately run away and find a temporary life for themselves around the town of New Bedford, MA. What begins as a disturbing family drama becomes a rousing childhood adventure that, though tragic, is a deeply moving and hopeful testament to the poetry of adventure and the imagination of childhood. Winner of the BIFF Crystal Bear. Co-produced by alum Haley Elizabeth Anderson.
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No Future, DPd by alum Jomo Fray. (US Narrative Competition) - Following the overdose of an estranged friend, recovering addict Will, still struggling with his own sobriety, returns to his hometown where he begins a troubled affair with his friend’s grieving mother. Starring Catherine Keener (“Being John Malkovich”) and Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”). World Premiere.
Tribeca 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
Find a full lineup at IndieWire.