Tribeca 2017: Spotlight Documentaryby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 20 Apr 2017
Over the past 15 years, Tribeca has solidified itself as one of the preeminent documentary film destinations in the country. The Spotlight Documentary section‘s 16 high-profile world premieres represent the major stories and acclaimed filmmakers that will be making waves in 2017.
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1. ACORN and the Firestorm (2017)
84 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A hidden-camera video involving a fake prostitute threatens to destroy ACORN, America's largest grassroots anti-poverty organization. World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival.
Votes: 71 | Gross: $0.00M
2. AlphaGo (2017)
90 min | Documentary
With more board configurations than there are atoms in the observable universe, the ancient Chinese game of 'Go' has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On ... See full summary »
3. Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017)
TV-PG | 84 min | Documentary
An overview of the major players in the contemporary art market and of the economic factors that motivate those individuals and institutions.
4. Elián (2017)
TV-PG | 108 min | Documentary
Executive-produced by Alex Gibney, the documentary shares the remarkable story of Elian Gonzalez, the 5-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999. ... See full summary »
5. Get Me Roger Stone (2017)
TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump advisor, Roger Stone, who helped create the real-estate mogul's political career.
6. Gilbert (2017)
TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.
7. Hondros (2017)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, War
HONDROS follows the life and career of famous war photographer Chris Hondros by exploring the poignant and often surprising stories behind this award-winning photojournalist's best-known ... See full summary »
9. A Gray State (2017)
TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary
A documentary about the mysterious death of fringe political filmmaker David Crowley, who was found dead alongside members of his family in their suburban Minnesota home in January of 2015.
R | 99 min | Documentary
A look at the current state of Syria amidst war and chaos in 2017, featuring stories of survival and observations by political experts from around the world.
12. LA 92 (2017)
R | 114 min | Documentary, History
Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.
13. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)
TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary
Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
Votes: 88 | Gross: $0.02M
15. Year of the Scab (2017)
77 min | Documentary
During the strike of the 1987 American football season, NFL owners look to fill their rosters with replacements of anyone willing to play, even if it means players risking their reputation by crossing a picket line.