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“Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge ” To Open the

23rd Edition of the Festival...


World Premieres with Jenna Ortega, Lily Gladstone, Michael Cera, Maya Erskine, Kristen Stewart, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Mike Birbiglia, Neil Patrick Harris, Liza Minnelli, and More...


The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today unveiled its features lineup, offering a diverse array of narrative, documentary, and animated films. Scheduled to run from June 5-16 in New York City, this year’s Festival promises a thoughtfully curated program and includes everything from timely documentaries addressing political and social concerns to independent narratives showcasing award-winning actors. 


Tribeca kicks off on Wednesday, June 5 with the world premiere of Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge, an intimate look at the life of the fashion designer and cultural luminary. The film captures Diane von Furstenberg’s impact as a creative icon, who challenged the status quo with the bold inquiry, "Why shouldn't a woman do what a man can do?" Directed by Tribeca alumni Trish Dalton and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Woman in Charge opens the lineup of features.


The 2024 selection of feature films includes Jazzy with Lily Gladstone; Daddio starring Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn; Firebrand starring Alicia Vikander and Jude Law; BRATS, directed by Andrew McCarthy, with Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, and Lea Thompson; Sacramento, directed by Michael Angarano, starring Michael Cera, Kristen Stewart, and Maya Erskine; Winter Spring Summer or Fall starring Jenna Ortega and Percy Hynes White; and Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story with Liza Minnelli. Comedic stars are in Group Therapy, including Neil Patrick Harris, Mike Birbiglia, and Tig Notaro; All That We Love stars Margaret Cho and Jesse Tyler Ferguson; and Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution features Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Rosie O'Donnell, Hannah Gadsby, and Joel Kim Booster. 


Music documentaries highlight the boldest voices of each generation with They All Came Out To Montreux with Prince, Sting, Carlos Santana, Aretha Franklin, and Keith Richards; Satisfied about Renée Elise Goldsberry; Linda Perry: Let It Die Here with Linda Perry, Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, and Christina Aguilera; and Avicii - I'm Timwith Tim “Avicii” Bergling, Chris Martin and David Guetta. Renée Elise Goldsberry and Linda Perry will be performing following the world premiere of their respective films. 


“Each year, the Tribeca Festival reflects our culture, capturing the essence of the present moment. We're thrilled to showcase our 23rd edition, delving into captivating explorations of artificial intelligence with Demis Hassabis, thought-provoking discussions on the future of democracy, and so much more," Tribeca Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. "Storytelling possesses a remarkable ability to bring us together, offering hope in these challenging times. We eagerly anticipate engaging with audiences on difficult yet timely subjects."


The 23rd edition of Tribeca reflects our activist roots, to showcase a slate of films that speak to today’s political moment and inform voters ahead of the upcoming election.Hacking Hate, directed by Simon Klose, questions the role of social media in amplifying hate speech and extremism. McVeigh, directed by Mike Ott, portrays right-wing extremism with chilling modern implications. America’s Burning, directed by David Smick and narrated by Michael Douglas, dives into the economic root of hate and division.


At the core of our mission is the belief that art can spark change, particularly in the aftermath of global conflicts. The Cranes Call, directed by Laura Warner, spotlights war crimes investigators for the Clooney Foundation for Justice, led by Amal and George Clooney, as they risk their lives traveling across Ukraine to build cases against Russian soldiers and commanders. Antidote, directed by James Jones, digs into the truth about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deadly regime. Checkpoint Zoo, directed by Joshua Zeman, documents the daring rescue of thousands of animals trapped behind enemy lines in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As War continues to affect regions like the Middle East and Ukraine, art serves as a powerful reminder of our shared humanity.


“In a year of record high submissions, despite industry-wide challenges, and global tumult, our incredible filmmaking community delivered again with some of the most surprising, inspiring, hilarious, galvanizing, boundary-breaking, and downright entertaining work we’ve had the privilege to feature at the festival,” said Tribeca Festival Director and SVP of Programming Cara Cusumano. “Whether grappling with everything from the crisis of global democracy to the most intimate of human dramas, it was heartening to be reminded of the undeniable power of a great film to illuminate our world.”


For the first time, Tribeca’s signature Viewpoints section of bold original visions and innovative perspectives will be in competition. The interdisciplinary program encompasses U.S. and international films across narrative, documentary, and animation, including the animated feature Boys Go to Jupiter starring Elsie Fisher, Tavi Gevinson, Julio Torres, and Sarah Sherman, and the narrative thriller Darkest Miriam with Britt Lower. Documentaries include Champions of the Golden Valley, directed by Ben Sturgulewski, an inspiring sports fable and portrait of people in profound political and social transition, and Searching for Amani, directed by Debra Aroko, a 13-year-old’s dramatic quest to investigate his father’s mysterious murder in one of Kenya’s largest wildlife conservancies. 


The final selections were chosen from a record-breaking number of submissions (13,016). This year’s program includes 103 feature films from 114 filmmakers across 48 countries. The lineup comprises 86 world premieres, two international premieres, six North American premieres, and eight New York premieres. Half of the films in competition are directed by women. Additionally, 35% (36) of feature films are directed by BIPOC filmmakers. There are 30 films directed by first-time filmmakers and 25 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects. 


2024 Tribeca Festival Feature Films:






Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge, (United States) - World Premiere. Child of a Holocaust survivor, Princess by marriage, and founder of a fashion empire, the many faces of fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg are revealed in this captivating and glamorous documentary portrait, featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Marc Jacobs, Hillary Rodham Clinton and more. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Trish Dalton. Produced by Fabiola Beracasa Beckman, Tracy Aftergood, Sean Stuart, Obaid-Chinoy and Dalton. A Hulu release.

U.S. Narrative Competition:

Discover breakout independent voices from around the country as these extraordinary world premieres compete for honors in Tribeca's U.S. Narrative Competition.


Adult Best Friends, (United States) - World Premiere. Inseparable since childhood, levelheaded Katie takes her codependent best friend Delaney on a girls’ trip to break the news that she is getting married. Things do not go as planned. Directed by Delaney Buffett. Written by Katie Corwin, Delaney Buffett. Produced by Marie Nikolova, Delaney Buffett. With Katie Corwin, Delaney Buffett, Zachary Quinto, Cazzie David. 


Bitterroot, (United States) - World Premiere. Reeling from a failed marriage and in need of comfort and a new perspective, a middle aged man returns home to take care of his aging mother within the deceptively tranquil landscape of rural Montana. Directed and written by Vera Brunner-Sung. Produced by Ki Jin Kim, Kazua Melissa Vang, Yeej. With Wa Yang, Qu Kue, April Charlo, Gia Vang.


The French Italian, (United States) - World Premiere. A prank on an annoying neighbor escalates to ridiculous heights in this quietly absurd comedy set in the dog-eat-dog world of New York City apartment politics. Directed and written by Rachel Wolther. Produced by Miranda Kahn. With Catherine Cohen, Aristotle Athari, Chloe Cherry, Ruby McCollister.


Griffin in Summer, (United States) - World Premiere. In this coming-of-age comedy, a fourteen-year-old wannabe playwright becomes enamored with a local handyman over the course of summer vacation. Directed and written by Nicholas Colia. Produced by Juliet Berman, Camila Mendes, Rachel Matthews. With Everett Blunck, Melanie Lynskey, Owen Teague, Kathryn Newton.


Jazzy, (United States) - World Premiere. In the follow up to her award-winning film The Unknown Country, filmmaker Morrisa Maltz captures the joys and heartbreaks of childhood friendship as young Jazzy navigates the challenges of growing up on the Oglala Lakota reservation in South Dakota. ​​Directed by Morrisa Maltz. Written by Morrisa Maltz, Vanara Taing, Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux, Andrew Hajek. Produced by Miranda Bailey, John Way, Natalie Whalen. With Jasmine Bearkiller Shangreaux, Syriah Fool Head Means, Raymond Lee, Lily Gladstone.


The Knife, (United States) - World Premiere. After the mysterious appearance of a stranger in their home, a young Black family must deal with the fallout of their choices, big and small, as a steadfast detective tries to crack the case over the course of one fateful night. ​​Directed by Nnamdi Asomugha. Written by Nnamdi Asomugha, Mark Duplass. Produced by Nnamdi Asomugha, Mark Duplass, Jonathan Baker. With Nnamdi Asomugha, Melissa Leo, Aja Naomi King, Manny Jacinto.


The Other, Gold, (United States) - World Premiere. At the end of the day, sometimes an old friend and a bowl of ramen are as good as gold. For one Black TV writer, this is just the beginning as she battles grief and ‘pandemic’ isolation in Little Tokyo while seeking to rekindle her bond with a former BFF. ​​Directed by Sharaé Nikai, David Lassiter. Written and produced by Sharaé Nikai. With Sharaé Nikai, Krista Marie Yu, Amin Joseph, Crystal Lee Brown.


Rent Free, (United States) - World Premiere. This freewheeling comedy follows down-on-their-luck Gen Z best friends Ben and Jordan as they mooch off of their friends’ and acquaintances’ hospitality, all while grappling with love, heartbreak and awkward flings. The film’s effortless humor brings forth a fresh exploration on queer male friendship. ​​Directed by Fernando Andrés. Written by Fernando Andrés, Tyler Rugh. Produced by Fernando Andrés, Jacob Roberts, Temple Baker. With Jacob Roberts, David Treviño, Molly Edelman, Neal Mulani.


Sacramento, (United States) - World Premiere. When free-spirited Ricky suddenly reappears in father-to-be Glenn’s life, the two former best friends embark on a spontaneous road trip from LA to Sacramento in Michael Angarano’s original take on the buddy comedy. ​​Directed by Michael Angarano. Written and produced by Chris Smith, Michael Angarano. Produced by Stephen Braun, Chris Abernathy, Eric Fleischman. With Michael Cera, Michael Angarano, Maya Erskine, Kristen Stewart.


Vulcanizadora, (United States) - World Premiere. In this intense tale from provocateur Joel Potrykus, two friends embark on a disturbing mission in the Michigan woods. When their plan unravels, one must face the surreal and unsettling consequences back home. ​​Directed and written by Joel Potrykus. Produced by Ashley Potrykus, Hannah Dweck, Matt Grady. With Joshua Burge, Joel Potrykus, Bill Vincent, Solo Potrykus.


Experience the cinema of reality with these remarkable non-fiction premieres sure to make waves in the coming year.


Antidote, (UK) - World Premiere. With extraordinary access and urgent storytelling, Antidote anchors its timely narrative on whistleblowers and activists who have worked to uncover Vladimir Putin’s deadly regime — and are now facing dangerous and fatal consequences for their courageous actions. ​​Directed and produced by James Jones.


Bad Actor: A Hollywood Ponzi Scheme, (United States) - World Premiere. Wannabe actor Zachary Horwitz was desperate to make it big as a movie star. The only thing stopping him was talent. Bad Actor: A Hollywood Ponzi Scheme is a juicy true story about deception, denial, and the seductive promise of fame and fortune. Directed by Joslyn Jensen. Produced by Ted Speaker, Dan O'Meara, Matthew Cherchio.


Checkpoint Zoo, (Ukraine, United States) - World Premiere. After the Russian invasion, thousands of animals were trapped behind enemy lines at the zoo in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Running out of food and water while facing constant peril from Russian bombs, a heroic team of zookeepers and volunteers undertake a daring rescue. Directed and produced by Joshua Zeman. Produced by Zachary Mortensen, Ian Davies, Torquil Jones. 


The Debutantes, (United States) - World Premiere. Focusing on the first group of Black debutantes in Canton, Ohio in over a decade, this documentary follows the young women as they unpack the ball’s troubled legacy and chart their path forward, both for tradition and themselves. Directed and produced by Contessa Gayles. Produced by Alyse Shorland, Jannat Gargi, Molly O’Brien.


DRIVER, (United States) - World Premiere. DRIVER is a soulful exploration of resolute female long-haul truck drivers pursuing validation for their hard-earned work as they navigate the oppressive forces in their industry. Employing an intimate lens, Nesa Azimi’s first feature brings the audience into a community of solidarity and self-determination. Directed by Nesa Azimi. Produced by Nesa Azimi, Ines Hofmann Kanna, Nicolas Borel. 


Hacking Hate, (Sweden, Denmark, Norway) - World Premiere. Simon Klose’s kinetic and socially-pressing documentary follows award-winning Swedish journalist My Vingren as she goes undercover online as a white supremacist in order to expose a network of neo-Nazis and far-right organizations that are viciously fostering hate speech and extremism on a global scale. Directed by Simon Klose. Produced by Elin Kamlert.


Made in Ethiopia, (United States, Ethiopia, Denmark, UK, Canada, South Korea) - World Premiere. Made in Ethiopia examines China’s increasing impact on Africa through the story of charismatic businesswomen Motto, who is tasked with launching the biggest Chinese industrial zone in Ethiopia. ​​Directed by Xinyan Yu, Max Duncan. Produced by Tamara Dawit, Max Duncan, Xinyan Yu.


New Wave, (United States) - World Premiere. With depth and emotional resonance, Elizabeth Ai’s lively first feature is both an endearingly nostalgic exploration of the defiant Vietnamese new wave music scene, as well as a vulnerable and personal look at the filmmaker and her community’s revisiting of their unexamined past. ​​Directed by Elizabeth Ai. Produced by Elizabeth Ai, Rachel Sine.


Pirópolis, (Chile) - World Premiere. Nicolás Molina’s visually astounding Pirópolis drops the viewer in the fiery port city of Valparaíso, Chile and observes a pack of determined volunteer firefighters as they band together to combat turbulent wildfires ravaging the city. ​​Directed by Nicolás Molina. Produced by Joséphine Schroeder, Francisca Barraza.


Quad Gods, (United States) - World Premiere. As the world’s first all quadriplegic esports gaming team, the Quad Gods are fierce competitors in this captivating story that challenges assumptions about disability, and spotlights the restorative power of resilience, passion and found community. ​​Directed by Jess Jacklin. Produced by Johnny Fego, Jess Jacklin.


Sabbath Queen, (United States) - World Premiere. Sabbath Queen is a remarkable 20 year journey in the life of Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, a 39th generation Orthodox rabbi — and drag queen. ​​Directed and produced by Sandi DuBowski.


Shelf Life, (United States) - World Premiere. Quirky and contemplative, this delectable documentary takes us on a surprising global odyssey into the world of cheese, drawing unexpected parallels between the aging of cheese and the human experience of growing old. ​​Directed by Ian Cheney. Produced by Robyn Metcalfe.

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