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Tribeca 2021

‘Ailey’: Film Review

In Ailey the body in motion serves as a canvas. Arms twisting, heads swaying, torsos rolling and feet tapping the floors conjure wells of emotion — pain, lust, sadness and joy. Directed by Jamila Wignot, this stunning documentary chronicles the rich life of Alvin Ailey, the American dance giant, choreographer and founder of the innovative […]

‘The Novice’: Film Review

Lauren Hadaway's Tribeca Film Festival winner follows a college student (played by Isabelle Fuhrman) driven by her obsessive fixation on rowing.

‘The Legend of the Underground’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

In this HBO documentary, Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah celebrate the Nigerian youth challenging discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws and living life on their own terms.

‘Accepted’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Dan Chen's documentary chronicles the stories of four students at scandal-plagued T.M. Landry College Preparatory and explores the myth of American meritocracy.

‘Being BeBe’: Film Review

BeBe Zahara Benet, the first-ever winner of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race,' gets an adoring close-up in Emily Branham's portrait, which examines what comes next after triumphing on a reality TV platform.

‘Ascension’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Jessica Kingdon's observational documentary looks at the contemporary Chinese economy, focusing on the blue-collar workers, middle-class consumers and wealthy hedonists fueling this modified version of capitalism.

‘Brighton 4th’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

A talented cast of mostly non-professionals enlivens Levan Koguashvili's darkly comic drama set in in the Russian emigre community of Brighton Beach.

‘Queen of Glory’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Nana Mensah directs and stars in this witty and compassionate love letter to immigrant daughters and the Bronx.

Frances McDormand Says ‘Fargo’ at One Point Included a “Right to Life Protest” Storyline

The Coen brothers’ Fargo at one point featured a minor storyline that could have sparked some political fireworks. Star Frances McDormand revealed what was in an earlier version of the script for the black comedy during a panel discussion following a 25th anniversary screening of the movie at the 2021 Tribeca Festival. While director Joel […]

‘Reservation Dogs’ Team Celebrates “Radical” Indigenous Comedy: “All You Can Do Is Tell the Truth”

Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo “never thought he could make” his upcoming, Indigenous-centric comedy series Reservation Dogs, set to premiere on FX on Hulu later this summer. “This is like my dream show,” Harjo said in a panel discussion following a screening of the Reservation Dogs pilot at the 2021 Tribeca Festival. And Harjo credits […]

Tribeca Festival Reopens Radio City Music Hall With Dave Chappelle, Star-Studded Surprise Rap Concert

New York City roared back to life on Saturday with a lively, packed screening of an untitled Dave Chappelle documentary and surprise concert featuring Q-Tip, De La Soul, Fat Joe, Redman and more at Radio City Music Hall, the first event at the iconic venue in over a year. During the screening, the closing night […]

M. Night Shyamalan Teases ‘Old’ at Tribeca: “No One Has Ever Seen Anything Like It”

M. Night Shyamalan left an audience of Tribeca Festival attendees wanting more on Friday evening, specifically with regard to his upcoming film Old. An adaption of Frederik Peeters and Pierre Oscar Lévy’s graphic novel Sandcastle, Old follows a family on a tropical holiday, who discover that the secluded beach where they’re relaxing for a few […]