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Tribeca Film Festival cheat sheet


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The Tribeca Film Festival doesn’t start until April 20, but the organizers have released the full roster of movies, so you can start planning which ones seem worth your time.

To help you out, amNewYork has selected some can’t-miss flicks

‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest’
Documentary directed by Michael Rapaport
A look at the history and inner workings of the legendary Queens hip-hop group.

‘Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame’
Directed by Tsui Hark
Starring Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Tony Leung Ka-fai
A steampunk mystery set in China about a Sherlock Holmes-style detective who helps solve a murder.

‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’
Documentary directed by Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli
An investigation of the enigmatic rocker, featuring interviews with Ozzy’s equally off-beat family members.

‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’
Directed by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory
Starring Jason Sudeikis, Lucy Punch, Tyler Labine, Will Forte
A thirtysomething (Sudeikis) wants to throw one last party for his friends at his pop’s Hamptons home. And it’s going to be an orgy.

‘The Guard’
Directed by John Michael McDonagh
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle
Gleeson plays a set-in-his-ways police officer in a small Irish town who doesn’t want to work with a by-the-book FBI agent (Cheadle) investigating a cocaine-smuggling case.

‘Janie Jones’
Directed by David M. Rosenthal
Starring Alessandro Nivola, Brittany Snow, Abigail Breslin
A road-warrior rock ’n’ roller (Nivola) and his girlfriend (Snow) are thrown for a loop when his 13-year-old daughter (Breslin) shows up.

‘Last Night’
Directed by Massy Tadjedin
Starring Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley
A steamy romantic film about a married couple and their troubles with temptation.

‘The Trip’
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon
Coogan, right, and Brydon star as themselves in this movie about old buddies reuniting, laughing and doing their finest Michael Caine impressions.

Documentary directed by Billy Corben
A look at the rise and fall of Peter Gatien, the New York nightlife impresario whose legal troubles led to his deportation to Canada.

‘Everything Must Go’
Directed by Dan Rush
Starring Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall
Ferrell takes the lead in this adaptation of Raymond Carver’s short story “Why Don’t You Dance?”

‘Catching Hell’
Documentary directed by Alex Gibney
Gibney turns his camera on Steve Bartman, the bane of every Chicago Cubs fan.

For the complete list of films at the Tribeca Film Festival, go to


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