Tribeca Film Festival ’18: Curtain Raiser

This Thursday marks the beginning of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, and it’s bound to be a thrilling two weeks in lower Manhattan. With a variety of events and screenings, Tribeca stands out as a festival that explores different types of filmmaking, especially in its inclusion of virtual reality. In light of the Me Too movement, the festival is also hosting a Time’s Up event to further the conversation about sexual harassment in Hollywood, though the festival seems to be taking initiative in including women in film with the many films by female-filmmakers featured in the line-up. This year’s festival looks to be a phenomenal one, so here are a few recommendations.

 

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Woman Walks Ahead ©A24 and DirectTV

 

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Tribeca is the next festival stop for Desiree Akhavan’s latest film and it’s sure to exceed expectations. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the titular character, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows a teenage girl once she sent to a gay conversion camp and will continue to touch all audiences.

Song of Back and Neck: If you’re a fan of The Office (U.S.), you’re in for a treat in the film, Song of Back and Neck. Starring, produced and directed by Paul Lieberstein, who played Toby in the beloved television series, will mostly like be seen as the “Toby spin-off” but it’s not necessarily a negative or untrue statement.

Woman Walks Ahead: A24 and DirectTV’s collaboration is sure to bring all Jessica Chastain fans to the theater. Directed by Susanna White, Women Walks Ahead offers a layered representation of Native Americans that the masses should take interest in.

In A Relationship: One of New York’s biggest film festival’s continues to highlight women in film in this film Sam Boyd, produced by and starring Emma Roberts. As it follows two couples throughout one summer, In A Relationship is a great film to catch at the festival if you’re in search for a thoughtful story about relationships without the spectacle of a typical romance movie.

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