Tribeca 2016: Spotlight Films

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1. All We Had (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.

Director: Katie Holmes | Stars: Katie Holmes, Stefania LaVie Owen, Eve Lindley, Luke Wilson

Votes: 1,713

2. Bad Rap (2016)

82 min | Documentary, Music

Four Asian-American rappers run into tough obstacles as they try to make it big in Hip Hop, a genre rooted in black culture.

Director: Salima Koroma | Stars: Awkwafina, David Lee, Richard Lee, Jonathan Park

Votes: 110

3. The Banksy Job (2016)

80 min | Documentary

A featuring documentary exploring the infamous theft of street artist Banksy's sculpture, 'The Drinker' and the ensuing battle with the art terrorist: AK47.

Directors: Ian Roderick Gray, Dylan Harvey | Stars: Andy Gibbins, Daniel Nettleton, Giles Alderson, Phil Dickson-Earle

Votes: 34

4. Burden (I) (2018)

129 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Ku Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.

Director: Andrew Heckler | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 200

5. Check It (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Documentary that follows members of Check It, a group of young LGBT African American women and men that live in Washington, D.C.

Directors: Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer

Votes: 104

6. L'hermine (2015)

TV-PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

Michel Racine is a feared president of Assize Court, as strict with himself as with others. Everything changes when he meets again Ditte when she's selected as a juror in a criminal trial over which he presides.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eva Lallier, Corinne Masiero

Votes: 1,791

7. Custody (I) (2016)

TV-14 | 104 min | Drama

The lives of three women are unexpectedly changed when they cross paths at a New York Family Court.

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 851

8. The Book of Love (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

27 Metascore

Henry is an introverted architect. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen-ager, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.

Director: Bill Purple | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 3,054

9. Don't Think Twice (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

Director: Mike Birbiglia | Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard

Votes: 14,735 | Gross: $4.42M

10. Enlighten Us (2016)

93 min | Documentary

ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY is the story of the motivational rock star's meteoric rise, fall and return to the $11 billion self-help industry after his negligent ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Carchman | Star: James Arthur Ray

Votes: 431

11. The Family Fang (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Maryann Plunkett

Votes: 6,722 | Gross: $0.24M

12. A Hologram for the King (2016)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Tom Hanks, Omar Elba, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 34,967 | Gross: $4.20M

13. A Kind of Murder (2016)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.

Director: Andy Goddard | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett, Vincent Kartheiser

Votes: 5,587 | Gross: $0.00M

14. The Last Laugh (I) (2016)

88 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

World famous comedians including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Gilbert Gottfried pitch in with their own views on the boundaries of comedy.

Director: Ferne Pearlstein | Stars: Renee Firestone, Klara Firestone, Gilbert Gottfried, Rob Reiner

Votes: 621

15. Lavender (I) (2016)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

After discovering old fractures in her skull, a photographer recovering from amnesia becomes increasingly haunted by a sinister childhood secret.

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, Justin Long, Lola Flanery

Votes: 4,236

16. Life, Animated (2016)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, Walter Suskind

Votes: 4,903 | Gross: $0.24M

17. Little Boxes (2016)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from New York City to a small, predominately white town in Washington State.

Director: Rob Meyer | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence

Votes: 1,187

18. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess prodigy, becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 1,476 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Meddler (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael

Votes: 10,092 | Gross: $4.27M

20. Mr. Church (2016)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

37 Metascore

"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel

Votes: 22,098 | Gross: $0.69M

21. My Blind Brother (2016)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

The rivalry between two brothers reaches a fever pitch during a charity swim competition.

Director: Sophie Goodhart | Stars: Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, Greg Violand, Cherie McClain

Votes: 3,038

22. My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Marty Rathbun, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 10,541 | Gross: $0.02M

23. National Bird (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Drone whistleblower interviewed about borderless information gathering by the government.

Director: Sonia Kennebeck | Stars: Barack Obama, Jesselyn Radack

Votes: 478 | Gross: $0.01M

24. The Phenom (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

A Major League rookie pitcher loses control over his pitching and is sent down to the minor leagues, where he begins sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist. In the process, hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Noah Buschel | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Votes: 1,883

25. The Pistol Shrimps (2016)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

A group of actresses, musicians, writers, comedians, and moms who compete in the Los Angeles women's recreational basketball league.

Director: Brent Hodge | Stars: Stephanie Allynne, Maria Blasucci, Steven Brydle, Matt Gourley

Votes: 128

26. Shadow World (2016)

94 min | Documentary

Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Votes: 577

27. Strike a Pose (2016)

83 min | Documentary, Music

58 Metascore

What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.

Directors: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan | Stars: Madonna, Luis Camacho, Jose Guitierez, Kevin Alexander Stea

Votes: 1,320

28. Vincent N Roxxy (2016)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

A small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere.

Director: Gary Michael Schultz | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Zoë Kravitz, Zoey Deutch, Emory Cohen

Votes: 1,498



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