More Films to Screen at Tribeca Film Festival 2022

ALONE TOGETHER – World Premiere – Spotlight Narrative

Written & Directed by: Katie Holmes
Starring: Katie Holmes, Jim Sturgess, Derek Luke, Becky Ann Baker, Zosia Mamet, Melissa Leo

When happenstance leads two strangers embroiled in bad relationships into the same upstate New York Airbnb, they’re forced to confront quarantine and their disdain for one another in this unexpected and unlikely love story.

Screenings
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 8:30 PM at SVA Theater 1 Silas
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 2:30 PM at Village East by Angelika: Theater 1
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6:30 PM at Village East by Angelika: Theater 7

AMERICAN DREAMER – World Premiere – Spotlight Category 

Directed by: Paul Dektor
Written by: Theodore Melfi
Produced by: Toyo Shimano, Emily Shimano, Theodore Melfi, Kimberly Quinn, Peter Dinklage, David Ginsberg, Paul Dektor
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine, Matt Dillon, Danny Glover, Kimberly Quinn, Danny Pudi

Based on a true story. American Dreamer is the story of Dr. Phil Loder (Peter Dinklage), a low- level, adjunct professor of economics, whose grand dream of owning a home is tragically out of reach…until an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes his way when a lonely, near-death widow (Shirley MacLaine) offers Phil her sprawling estate for pennies. But Phil quickly learns the deal is too good to be true and the American dream is not quite what it used to be.

Screenings
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 8:00 PM at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5:30 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 3
Friday, June 17, 2022, 3:00 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 3

BATTLEGROUND – World Premiere – Documentary Competition

Directed by: Cynthia Lowen
Produced by: Rebecca Stern and Cynthia Lowen
Executive Produced by: Jeff Sobrato, Dexter Braff, Nicole Shipley, Ryan Harrington, and Ruth Ann Harnisch

In the 50 years since Roe was passed, constitutional protections for abortion have never been so endangered – or the anti-abortion movement so emboldened. How have we arrived here? ‘Battleground’ follows three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations in their single-minded quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, as they face down forces equally determined to safeguard women’s access to safe and legal abortions.

Who are anti-abortion people? What are they driven by, what do they believe, how do they operate and what are their goals? ‘Battleground’ gets inside the anti-abortion movement as never seen before to answer these questions, with many surprises: they are women, young people, even Democrats. With close access, the film shows how the anti-choice movement is strategizing and organizing, and their determination to overturn Roe at any cost. As their power and influence propels the Supreme Court sharply right, and states race to enact unconstitutional abortion bans, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access.

It is widely expected that the Supreme Court will overturn or significantly dismantle Roe in June 2022 with the decision on Dobbs vs. Mississippi. Should Roe be overturned, 26 states stand poised to ban abortion. ‘Battleground’ is required viewing for anyone with a stake in the future of abortion in America.

Screenings
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 2:00 PM at SVA2-Beatrice
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 5:15 PM at Tribeca Film Center
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 5:30 PM at VEC-06

BROADWAY RISING – World Premiere – Movies Plus

Directed by: Amy Rice
Produced by: Sam Bisbee, Justin Mikita, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Christopher G. Cowen and Amy Rice

Broadway Rising tells the inspiring journey back to the stage and the toll of the pandemic on the Broadway community after a historic closure. The feature-length documentary follows subjects from all areas of the Broadway community – stage doormen, wardrobe technicians, playwrights, producers, actors, ushers, dancers, directors – to paint a full picture of the strength and diversity of the people on the stage and behind the scenes & their resilience, hope and dedication of being part of Broadway’s reopening.

Screenings
Monday, June 13, 2022, 5:00 PM at SVA Theater 1 Silas
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 3:15 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 6
Sunday, June 19, 2022, 12:00 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 7

HOP AND STEELE – World Premiere – Movies Plus Category

Directed by: ​​Ben Steinbauer and Berndt Mader
Starring: Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher
Produced by: Ben Steinbauer, Janice Woods, Greta Kovach, Katie Steinbauer, Don Swaynos

For years, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher toured as part of the Found Footage Festival, with a sideline in absurdist morning-show pranks. Then they got sued. From the director of “Winnebago Man” comes a David and Goliath story where David pees himself on national television. With Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher, Albertina Rizzo, Allie Carroll, Howie Mandel, Reggie Watts, David Cross, Bobcat Goldthwaite, The Yes Men, Kurt Braunholer, Davy Rothbart, Jon Lee, Alyson Levy.

Screenings
Friday, June 10, 2022, 8:30 PM at SVA Theater 2 Beatrice
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 7:45 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 5
Saturday, June 18, 2022 – 9:45 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 4

CORNER OFFICE – World Premiere – Spotlight Narrative Category 

Directed by: Joachim Back
Starring: Jon Hamm, Danny Pudi, Christopher Heyerdahl, Sarah Gadon
Executive Producers: Theodore Melfi, Raymond Fortier, Terry Williston, Robert Mitchell, Kimberly Quinn, Lucas Jarach, Robert Ogden Barnum, Jonas Karlsson, Niclas Salomonsson, Dylan Collingwood, Matthew Clarke, David Milchard
Producers: Dylan Collingwood, Matthew Clarke, Robert Mitchell, Luke Rivett, Oliver Ridge, Andrew Harvey, Joachim Back, David Milchard

CORNER OFFICE is an absurdist tale of a man lost in his own space. Orson (Jon Hamm) is a corporate drone trying to move up in his newly acquired entry-level job who discovers a secret room in his drab, soul-crushing office building; a discovery that causes problems with his new colleagues (Danny Pudi and Sarah Gadon). Director Joachim Back’s Kafka-esque debut feature, adapted by Ted Kupper from Jonas Karlsson’s international best-selling novel The Room, explores how to be sane in a world gone mad.

Screenings
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 8:00 PM at BMCC Tribeca PAC
Friday, June 10, 2022, 3:00 PM at Cinépolis: Theater 6
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 8:30 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 1

THE COURTROOM – World Premiere

Directed by: Lee Sunday Evans
Executive Produced by: Lee Sunday EvansArian MoayedRyan ChanatryGena KonstantinakosAnne Carey
Starring: Marsha Stephanie BlakeMichael BraunKathleen ChalfantHanna CheekMichael ChernusMichael Bryan FrenchMick HilgersLinda PowellKristin VillanuevaBD Wong

In this powerful drama from director Lee Sunday Evans and writer (and Succession breakout star) Arian Moayed, the legal thriller is given a bold and innovative new twist. Adapted verbatim from court transcripts, The Courtroom follows the harrowing journey of Elizabeth Keathley (Kristin Villanueva) a Filipina immigrant who mistakenly registers to vote while on a K3 visa, a crime punishable by deportation. Married with a newborn baby, Elizabeth, with the support of her husband and the tireless efforts of their lawyer, struggles to navigate an increasingly convoluted and nightmarish legal system.
 
Originally presented as a critically-acclaimed off-Broadway play, The Courtroom successfully captures the intensity and intimacy of live theater while also feeling undeniably cinematic. Audiences are thrown directly into Elizabeth’s story and through fluid, immersive direction and striking set design, experience her terror and desperation right alongside her. Evans and Moayed’s fascinating experiment with dramatic reenactment and hybrid storytelling is anchored by standout performances from an accomplished cast of actors – including BD Wong in a moving third act appearance – who bring genuine nuance and emotional heft to an already gripping true story.

Online Screening
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 8:00 PM

THE DROP – World Premiere – US Narrative Competition 

Written & Directed by: Sarah Adina Smith 
Produced by: Mel Eslyn, Jonako Donley, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Starring: Jermaine Fowler, Anna Konkle, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jillian Bell, Robin Thede, Elisha Henig, Jennifer Lafleur, Joshua Leonard, Aparna Nancherla

Lex and Mani’s happy marriage is thrown into a tailspin when Lex accidentally drops their friend’s baby during an otherwise picturesque destination wedding weekend. While the baby is fine, the adults are not.  Lex’s mistake causes a crisis of confidence in those around her, challenging our most primal gender expectations.   

Can a relationship withstand the stress of when things get real? When do things get “baby-on-the-pavement” real? 

Screenings
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 8:30 PM at SVA1 – Silas
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 9:00 PM at Cinepolis Chelsea -06
Friday, June 17, 2022,  9:30 PM at Village East Cinema -07

ENDANGERED – World Premiere – Spotlight Documentary Category (HBO)

Directed by: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Executive Producers: Ronan Farrow, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
 

Patricia Campos is a reporter for the Folha de Sao Paulo outlet in Brazil. We see her arriving at a massive campaign rally, where thousands of people yell President Jair Bolsonaro’s name, call reporters “criminals” and vow to “destroy the mainstream media”. Stateside, Oliver Laughland, a British reporter for The Guardian, endures similar vitriol from far right American voters as he covers local politics and Trump rallies. In Mexico City, photographer Sashenka Gutierrez covers the growing wave of femicides in her country, as she carves out a profession in one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist in – while in Miami, photo-journalist Carl Juste profiles a Black Lives Matter protest before it is thwarted by violent reprisals from police. These four intertwining stories make up a sobering exploration of reporters on the front lines against unrelenting campaigns of lies, misinformation and intimidation tactics.
 
Executive Produced by Ronan Farrow and directed by Tribeca Alums Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (Jesus CampI’ll Carry You With Me), Endangered is a deeply important & riveting verite documentary – a troubling look at the current state of press freedom on a global scale. It is a “five alarm fire” documentary in its brazen topicality – and one that purposefully aims to shake viewers off their complacency.–Jose Rodriguez

Screenings
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 5:30 PM at SVA Theater 2 Beatrice
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6:00 PM at Home (Online Screening)
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 3:00 PM at Cinépolis: Theater 6
Friday, June 17, 2022, 6:45 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 4

FASHION REIMAGINED – World Premiere – Spotlight Documentary

Directed by: Becky Hutner
Produced by: Becky Hutner, Lindsay Lowe, Andrea van Beuern

Fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl is a rising star in the London fashion scene. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decides to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment, and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger, societal change.

Screenings
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 8:15 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 1
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11:30 AM at Cinepolis: Theater 4
Friday, June 17, 2022, 6:30 PM at Village East Cinema: Theater 7

HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song –  New York Premiere – Movie Plus Category (Sony Pictures Classics)

Directed by: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine 

Executive Producers: Jonathan DanaMorgan NevilleRobert Kory, Michael Drews, and Robin Sagon

Consulting Producers: Alan Light and Celeste Schaefer Snyder

HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

Following the film’s Tribeca premiere screening on June 12th, a musical performance in tribute to Leonard Cohen will take place at The Beacon Theater in NYC. Featured performances by high profile talent, those of whom had deep personal connections to Cohen and “Hallelujah” will include:
 
Judy Collins: Grammy Award-winning recording artist and folk icon
Amanda Shires: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and member of the country music supergroup called The Highwomen
Sharon Robinson: Singer, songwriter, record producer and frequent writing collaborator of Cohen’s
Daniel Seavey: an American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. He is 1/5 of the musical group, Why Don’t We.

Screening
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 6:00 PM at the Beacon Theater – Performance to follow
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 2:30 PM at Cinepolis Chelsea-04

THERE THERE – World Premiere – Spotlight Category

Directed by: Andrew Bujalski
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Lili Taylor, Molly Gordon, Lennie James, Avi Nash, Annie LaGanga 
Music by: Jon Natchez, Roy Nathanson

Ever wonder if falling in love again is worth the effort? If someone you cared about were crazy, or if you were crazy for caring? Could someone you trust destroy you while trying to support you, or vice versa? What if the boundaries were getting awfully blurred? Are we being judged for these choices, and who’s judging? Should we have another drink? Are we even communicating now, are we on the same planet, in the same time and place here?

A lover’s doubt in the cold light of morning leads a chain of uneasy intimacies–counselors, disrupters, peacemakers and firestarters–everyone looking to have a little faith rewarded.

Public Screening
Friday, June 10, 2022, 5:30 PM at SVA Theater 2 Beatrice
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 6:00 PM at Cinépolis: Theater 6
Friday, June 17, 2022, 3:45 PM at Village East by Angelika: Theater 4

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