The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival kicked off this past Thursday, April 14th with highly anticipated films, notable premieres, A-list attendees and a variety of exciting events.
Thinking about attending? We’ve narrowed down 5 must-see films this year.
- the bomb
Why? This documentary will be projected 360-degrees on flow to ceiling screens that surround the audience, with The Acid performing the score live in the middle of the room. This immersive multi-media experience is expected to be one of the most intense experiences at TFF yet.
Directed by: Drake Doremus
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart
Why? This sci-fi romance is set in a dystopia where emotion is considered a disease. It’s a mix between Romeo & Juliet and Hunger Games that will pull on your heartstrings in a mystical way.
- First Monday In May
Directed by: Andrew Rossi
Why? This documentary is all about the Met Gala, one of our favorite days of the year, which was launched in 1948 to assist the preservation of the Met’s Costume Institute. It follows Andrew Bolton, currently the Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, through last years ‘China: Through the Looking Glass.” Art, fashion and pop culture in one film? Count us in.
- Elvis & Nixon
Directed by: Liza Johnson
Starring: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey
Why? Michael Shannon is Elvis and Kevin Spacey is Richard Nixon…what else do you need? Elvis & Nixon is a comedic rendition of this historical meet-up, screening three times over the next week. We’ll be there.
- High Rise
Directed by: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller
Why? This thriller is based on a novel of the same name and will take you on a ride you’ll never forget. It’s set in a luxury high-rise building where residents are located based on their social class. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) shows you how it descends from peace to anarchy and violence.
Which films are on your must-see list? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @DreamDWTN!