Dachra

For a debut feature, Abdelhamid Bouchnak presents Dachra, a stylish addition to the folk horror cannon.   Yasmine (Yasmine Dimassi), Belil (Belil Slatinia) and Walid (Aziz Jbali) are journalism students with a project due. Their professor wants a fresh and exclusive story, nothing run of the mill, and they have 15 days to complete it.... Continue Reading →

HBO’s The Legend of the Underground

In many countries, living out and proud can be something that puts your life at risk. After seeing the HBO documentary The Legend of the Underground, that risk is more than evident. Living in plain sight but not living their truths, several young people in Nigeria struggle with acceptance due to strict Nigerian laws. Imagine... Continue Reading →

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To

Jonathan Cuartas's debut feature My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To cuts deep into a world of family ties, classic lore and sacrifice. Thomas (Owen Campbell) has a doting brother Dwight (Patrick Fugit) and an overbearing sister Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram), taking care of him like helicopter parents. The reason being that Thomas... Continue Reading →

The Mystery of Gaia

A forest is a mysterious place, and some think it holds the keys to survival. In Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia, the secrets of the forest take root in the very humans who ravage it. Gabi and Winston (Monique Rockman and Anthony Oseyemi) are forest rangers on a survey run deep in the South African forest. When... Continue Reading →

Sound of Violence

 A young woman channels trauma, a sensory condition, and obsession into her artistry in producer Alex Noyer’s directorial debut, Sound of Violence. Alexis (Jasmin Savoy Brown) is a brilliant young woman. A teaching assistant in the music department at a college, she creates beats with the help of her roommate Marie (Lili Simmons), who customizes... Continue Reading →

Tribeca 2021: Ultrasound

Audiences can expect the unexpected with Rob Schroeder's directorial debut, Ultrasound. Something doesn’t feel right for Glen (Vincent Kartheiser). After attending a friend’s wedding, he gets a flat tire on a rainy night. Spotting a house nearby, he knocks on the door and is welcomed into the home of Art (Bob Stephenson) and Cyndi (Chelsea... Continue Reading →

Tribeca Festival 2021: Claydream

How did a sneaker mogul and an animation virtuoso meet in a bizarre legal battle? The documentary Claydream shows us the ups and downs of an animation empire, crushed dreams and the legacy of artistic collaboration. There are some successful animation houses like Disney Nelvana, Jim Henson, and Toei, to name a few, and stop-motion... Continue Reading →

Tribeca Festival 2021: Shapeless

Conforming oneself to impossible images is a struggle in this world of instant gratification, visual stimulation and filtering our flaws away. They can often trigger deeper psychological and mental health issues. In Shapeless, director Samantha Aldana shows us the monstrous side of body dysmorphia and eating disorders. Ivy (Kelly Murtagh) is a singer in New... Continue Reading →

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