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, Richard Kind

Votes: 1,827

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: 121

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: 43

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: Garrett Hedlund, Andrea Riseborough, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 211

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: 121

6. Courted (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: 1,882

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: 910

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: 3,400

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: 15,580 | 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: 506

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: 7,110 | 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: 36,817 | 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: 6,047 | Gross: $0.00M

14. The Last Laugh (I) (2016)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 697

15. Lavender (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 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, Lola Flanery, Justin Long

Votes: 4,954

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: 5,164 | 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: 1,277

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: 1,566 | 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: 10,927 | 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: 23,356 | 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: 3,315

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: 11,067 | 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: 520 | Gross: $0.01M

24. The Phenom (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

A phenomenal rookie pitcher undergoes psychotherapy to overcome his bullying criminal father's crippling influence, and come to terms with past.

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

Votes: 1,974

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: 138

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: 610

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: 1,478

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: 1,640



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