The feature film lineup for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T which includes 115 films (95 world premieres) from 33 countries selected.
In a time of national divisiveness and heightened political awareness, the 19th edition of the Festival presents a slate of inspiring, uplifting and impact driven films exploring issues ranging from politics, and activism to Latinx and LGBTQ+ representation, the environment and more. Showcasing diverse works from established storytellers along with exciting new voices in the industry, the films have the power to unite communities and bring about positive change. The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival will run April 15-26.
Highlights from this year’s lineup include the U.S. premiere of HBO Film’s BAD EDUCATION starring Hugh Jackman, New York Premiere of Judd Apatow‘s THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND starring Pete Davidson, Elisabeth Moss in Josephine Decker‘s SHIRLEY and CALL YOUR MOTHER featuring Bridget Everett, Tig Notaro and Awkwafina. FRIES! from producers Chrissy Teigen and Malcom Gladwell will have its World Premiere at the Festival along with other high-profile documentaries including CITIZEN PENN, focusing on Sean Penn‘s relief work in Haiti and DON’T TRY TO UNDERSTAND: A year in the Life of Earl “DMX” Simmons, offering an rare glimpse into the private life of one of the world’s most famous rappers.
Transgender representation in media is explored in DISCLOSURE from producer Laverne Cox while Executive Producer John Legend will premiere WITH DRAWN ARMS, a documentary about gold medal sprinter and civil rights activist Tommie Smith and his experience at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico, with appearances from Colin Kaepernick and Megan Rapinoe.
As previously announced, the festival will open on April 15 with the world premiere of JIMMY CARTER ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT at the Beacon Theatre with live performances from music legends Willie Nelson, Nile Rodgers and others. New this year, the Festival will also be expanding across the Hudson river to the city of Hoboken, NJ; using cinematic storytelling and experiences to connect to this culturally vibrant community.
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