Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Feature Films Mini-Guide

by IMDb-Editors | created - 26 Mar 2013 | updated - 13 Jun 2013 | Public

Here's a list of the feature films screening at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, running April 17-28 in venues throughout Lower Manhattan.

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1. Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Western

75 Metascore

One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. A study of hard work, hard earned leisure, and an intricate bond between man and nature.

Director: Jessica Oreck | Stars: Aarne Aatsinki, Lasse Aatsinki, Lauri Aatsinki, Raisa Korpela

Votes: 44 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Adult World (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 15,944 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Alias Ruby Blade (2012)

78 min | Documentary

Documentary exploring the role of an Australian filmmaker turned revolutionary in the independence movement in Timor-Leste.

Director: Alex Meillier | Stars: Xanana Gusmão, José Ramos Horta, Geoffrey Robinson, Max Stahl

Votes: 40

4. All Is Bright (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

While out on parole, Dennis reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted.

Director: Phil Morrison | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd, Sally Hawkins, Amy Landecker

Votes: 5,311 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Alì Blue Eyes (2012)

94 min | Crime, Drama

Stefano and Nader, two teenagers, share their time between a robbery at the supermarket and the mornings at the disco, but their friendship is destined to crack.

Director: Claudio Giovannesi | Stars: Nader Sarhan, Stefano Rabatti, Brigitte Apruzzesi, Marian Valenti Adrian

Votes: 249

6. At Any Price (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

61 Metascore

A farming family's business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Votes: 6,808 | Gross: $0.38M

7. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 231,821 | Gross: $73.71M

8. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 123,223 | Gross: $8.11M

9. Before Snowfall (2013)

96 min | Drama

BEFORE SNOWFALL is a road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan. His journey begins when his older sister, Nermin, flees her ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Abdullah Taher, Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen, Ava Abdulsattar

Votes: 490

10. Bending Steel (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

An intimate documentary exploring the lost art of the oldetime strongman and one man's struggle to overcome limitations of body and mind.

Director: Dave Carroll | Star: Chris 'Wonder' Schoeck

Votes: 60

11. Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the ... See full summary »

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman

Votes: 14,256 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Big Men (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

90 Metascore

The film's central story follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy. Between 2007 and 2011, with unprecedented, independent access, Big Men's ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Boynton

Votes: 528 | Gross: $0.04M

13. A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

David Portnoy, a fifteen-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Meyer | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros, Daniela Lavender, Katie Chang

Votes: 1,938

14. Bottled Up (III) (2013)

R | 84 min | Drama

43 Metascore

In this modern day drama, Oscar-winner Melissa Leo beautifully conveys the heart-wrenching struggle that comes with love and addiction, while also lightheartedly depicting a woman ... See full summary »

Director: Enid Zentelis | Stars: Melissa Leo, Marin Ireland, Josh Hamilton, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 193

15. Bridegroom (2013)

R | 80 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.

Director: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Cindy Bitney, David Crone, Jessica Mitchell, Lizzy Mohl

Votes: 4,208

16. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance

70 Metascore

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg

Votes: 36,482 | Gross: $0.18M

17. Byzantium (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

66 Metascore

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 38,264 | Gross: $0.08M

18. A Case of You (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

38 Metascore

A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.

Director: Kat Coiro | Stars: Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, Evan Rachel Wood, Gideon Glick

Votes: 10,614

19. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

83 Metascore

This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

Director: Zachary Heinzerling | Stars: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara, Alex Shinohara, Ethan Cohen

Votes: 4,309 | Gross: $0.20M

20. Bicycling with Molière (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Camille Japy

Votes: 2,548 | Gross: $0.06M

21. Dancing in Jaffa (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

74 Metascore

Renowned ball-room dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together.

Director: Hilla Medalia | Stars: Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali, Lois Dana

Votes: 257 | Gross: $0.13M

22. Dark Touch (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

64 Metascore

In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Niamh finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, ... See full summary »

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Pádraic Delaney, Charlotte Flyvholm

Votes: 3,801

23. Deep Powder (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

When a teen from the wrong side of the tracks falls in love with a wealthy girl at the local boarding school, he agrees to help her smuggle drugs from Ecuador for the benefit of her upper ... See full summary »

Director: Mo Ogrodnik | Stars: Haley Bennett, John Magaro, Logan Miller, Shiloh Fernandez

Votes: 335

24. The Diplomat (2013)

50 min | Documentary, Sport

At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany's most famous athletes. Trained in an ice rink that gave rise to socialist heroes, Witt dominated her field by ... See full summary »

Directors: Jennifer Arnold, Senain Kheshgi | Stars: Brian Boitano, Egon Krenz, Jutta Müller, Lothar Raschker

Votes: 29

25. The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

A look at the life and work of Gucci fashion designer, Frida Giannini.

Director: Christina Voros | Stars: Frida Giannini, Matvey Lykov

Votes: 196

26. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.

Director: Chiemi Karasawa | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini

Votes: 858 | Gross: $0.30M

27. The English Teacher (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins

Votes: 11,152

28. Farah Goes Bang (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

FARAH GOES BANG is a road-trip comedy centered on Farah Mahtab, a woman in her twenties who tries to lose her virginity while campaigning across America for presidential candidate John ... See full summary »

Director: Meera Menon | Stars: Nikohl Boosheri, Julie Lake, D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce, George Basil

Votes: 64

29. Flex Is Kings (2013)

80 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

"Flexing" is a dance style forged in far east Brooklyn, at the dead-end of a handful of subway lines. Flex dancers channel the grittiness and crime of East New York into choreographed ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Deidre Schoo | Stars: Dj Aaron, Anime, Kareem Baptiste, Raynold Jarell Blackman

Votes: 105 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Floating Skyscrapers (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

The story of a young man discovering his homosexuality, while his girlfriend tries to cling onto him.

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski | Stars: Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner, Katarzyna Herman

Votes: 2,491

31. Frankenstein's Army (2013)

R | 84 min | Horror

49 Metascore

Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Raaphorst | Stars: Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry

Votes: 7,426

32. Fresh Meat (2012)

TV-MA | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

Director: Danny Mulheron | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita, Nicola Kawana

Votes: 1,492

33. G.B.F. (2013)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

Director: Darren Stein | Stars: Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen

Votes: 10,074

34. Gasland Part II (2013)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary

A documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Al Armendariz, Kindra Arnesen, Lon Burnam, Lois Capps

Votes: 1,516

35. The Genius of Marian (2013)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

A woman with Alzheimer's disease and a filmmaker decide to create a tribute that showcases the family, using the nostalgia and magic of super 8 home movies and vintage film photographs.

Directors: Banker White, Anna Fitch | Stars: Ed White, Pam Steele White

Votes: 135

36. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

72 Metascore

This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas D. Wrathall | Stars: Gore Vidal, Howard Auster, James Best, Karen Black

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Harmony Lessons (2013)

120 min | Drama

Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova

Votes: 806

38. Haute Cuisine (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

61 Metascore

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 5,483 | Gross: $0.21M

39. Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

69 Metascore

After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality.

Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone | Stars: Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary, Thomas Cruz

Votes: 1,531

40. Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You (2013)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

A look at the work and influence of African-American stand-up comedienne, Moms Mabley.

Director: Whoopi Goldberg | Stars: Debbie Allen, Kaye Ballard, Harry Belafonte, Dick Cavett

Votes: 229

41. In God We Trust (III) (2012)

123 min | Documentary, Drama, History

When a returning Afghanistan veteran threatens to sue the small town of King, NC unless they take down a Christian Flag from the public Veteran's Memorial, a firestorm of protests and ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Burdick

Votes: 29

42. Inside Out (I) (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Inside Out is a film about the french artist JR giving away his method and the inspiring stories that follow that. JR wins the TED Prize 2011. He gives his prize (the wish to 'turn the ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Siddons | Stars: Ladj Ly, Jean-Pierre Romel, Alex Louis, Mackenley Benoit

Votes: 60

43. Just a Sigh (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Alix and Doug were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film, having just left Calais where she had performed in an ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Bonnell | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Gabriel Byrne, Gilles Privat, Aurélia Petit

Votes: 878 | Gross: $0.07M

44. Jîn (2013)

122 min | Drama

Jin, a guerrilla, lives in a cave and decides to escape from the organization. She finds some civilian clothes and goes down from the mountain to the city. However, the city is no safer than the mountain.

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Yildirim Simsek, Ayris Alptekin

Votes: 1,715

45. The Kill Team (2013)

79 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A documentary that unveils the moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal story: Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Krauss | Stars: Adam Winfield, Christopher Winfield, Emma Winfield, Alaina Winfield

Votes: 1,054

46. Lenny Cooke (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

Professional sports is known as a true meritocracy, a field in which the cream really does rise to the top, as there's simply too much money at stake to operate in any other fashion. In ... See full summary »

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Star: Lenny Cooke

Votes: 349

47. Let the Fire Burn (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.

Director: Jason Osder | Stars: Birdie Africa, Ramona Africa, Wilson Goode, William Brown III

Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.06M

48. Lily (I) (2013)

85 min | Drama

Lily is an exploration of a vulnerable period in a young woman's life. When her cancer treatment comes to an end, Lily is faced with a newfound clarity of herself. As she navigates through ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Creed | Stars: Amy Grantham, Simon Chaput, Benjamin Slater, Zachary Unger

Votes: 109

49. The Machine (I) (2013)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi