The Tribeca Film Festival will be hosting in person and virtual events this year. Along with events and galas, the fest has an impressive line up. From insight documentaries to science fiction westerns, there will be something for fans of all types of movies during Tribeca. Here is a list of the films we are looking forward to the most.
Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James
James has been overshadowed in recent years by those who were inspired by him. Dave Chapelle made a legendary skit based around James while MC Hammer sampled James to have the biggest hit of his career. Even during his peak, Michael Jackson took what could have been James’s spot as the first black artist to have a music video on the fledgling MTV. This documentary follows the amazing career and spectacular fall of a funk legend.
Every few years, there seems to be a resurgence in popularity in regards to bands from England. The British Invasion of the 1960s and Britpop are just two examples. Creation Stories is based on the autobiography of Allen McGee, the founder of Creation Records. The film is a wild and entertaining ride that includes an amazing soundtrack that includes The Jesus and Mary Chain and Oasis.
Hulu and A24 team up for a horror movie that looks to be a modern take on Rosemary’s Baby. After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby for months, a couple thinks they have found the solution. When they find a renowned fertility doctor, their hopes are fulfilled. It is not long before the expectant mother notices that something is not quite right.
No Man of God
Elijah Wood has never shied away from taking risky roles in daring films. Here, he plays a FBI analyst that spoke regularly with notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in his final years. More than just another movie about Bundy, the story is based on real life transcripts and follows the complicated relationship the two men shared before Bundy’s death.
Science fiction meshes as well with Westerns as it does with horror. Settlers pulls it off and adds an element of suspense. The film is set on Mars on a remote homestead. When a group of strangers come to take their land, a family must face the realities of their situation. With a cast that includes Sofia Boutella and Nell Tiger Free, the film looks to be a strong one.
The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from June 9 – June 20
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