TRIBECA IMMERSIVE – VIRTUAL ARCADE RETURNS
Tribeca Immersive, an incubator for innovation and a global stage where top VR creators debut their latest work, will showcase more than 30 cinematic and cutting-edge virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality experiences by artists who are pushing the boundaries of storytelling with technology. Tribeca Immersive encompasses two events that run the duration of the Festival, Virtual Arcade, presented by AT&T, and Tribeca Cinema360. The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 24th to May 5th. Visitors to the Virtual Arcade will encounter a lineup of 22 compelling VR, AR, and MR experiences and exhibits from new and established artists, with Tribeca Cinema360 featuring 12 curated screenings in a custom VR theater.
COME TO DADDY
COME TO DADDY – (Dir. Ant Timpson; Midnight; World Premiere) – A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.
KNIVES AND SKIN
KNIVES AND SKIN (Dir. Jennifer Reeder; Midnight; World Premiere) – “Knives and Skin” is a mystical teen noir that follows a young girl’s disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents.
THE GASOLINE THIEVES (Dir. Edgar Nito; International Narrative Competition; World Premiere) – An innocent crush propels fourteen year old Lalo’s descent into the criminal underworld of illegal gasoline extraction. What begins as a fast track for the latest smartphone quickly veers into a deadly fight for his life.
SOMETHING ELSE (Dirs. Jeremy Gardner & Christian Stella; Midnight; World Premiere) – When his long suffering girlfriend disappears suddenly, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank’s comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods surrounding his house, something terrible starts trying to break in.
CHARLIE SAYS (Dir. Mary Harron; Spotlight Narrative; NA Premiere) – Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them – and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.
I AM HUMAN (Dir. Elena Gaby & Taryn Southern; Movies Plus; World Premiere) – Meet the world’s first ‘cyborgs’ – a quadriplegic, a blind man, an amputee, a bio-hacker, and a woman with Parkinson’s – the scientists who help them, and one entrepreneur who will stop at nothing on his quest to unlock the brain.
MAKING WAVES- THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUNDS
TRIBECA GENRE SHORTS
“The Shipment” (Dir. Bobby Bala) – New York Premiere, Short Narrative. Unable to afford repairs to his old broken ship, a struggling interplanetary transporter and his daughter are stranded on a wretched spaceport as his morality is put to the test. With Aleks Paunovic, Ishana Bala, Robert Maillet, Omari Newton.
“Hunting Season” (Dir. Shannon Kohli) – written by Hannah Levien. (Canada) – New York Premiere, Short Narrative. Callie, a small town gas station attendant, has an unexpected encounter which will change the course of her life forever. With Hannah Levien, Luke Camilleri.