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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tribeca Film Festival: Rocker/Actress Juliette Lewis Headlines an Impressive Short Film Slate

As I continue to nurse my feelings over Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)'s Oscar loss last month, I am excited to see which short films could have their chance at Academy glory next from Tribeca Film Festival's new lineup.

Here are the films that stand out:



HARD LOVIN' WOMAN
Directed by Michael Rapaport
(USA) – World Premiere
In this heavy-hitting rock documentary, director Michael Rapaport explores the sacrifices acclaimed actress Juliette Lewis makes to pursue her first love: music. Bucking industry politics and critics, self-doubt, and physical injury, Lewis leads us on a deeply personal journey through her own authentic, independent, and raw sonic world.



OPERATOR
Directed by Ben Hakim, written by Lior Zalmanson
(Israel) – International Premiere
A single mom works as a human drone operator, killing people on a daily basis in order to make a living. How much of it all does she take home? In Hebrew with subtitles.



THE CAROUSEL
Directed and written by Jonathan Napolitano
(USA) – World Premiere
In the small town of Binghamton, New York, there spins a 1925 carousel that once inspired Rod Serling and has since become a portal into the Twilight Zone.



WE ALL WE GOT
Directed and written by Carlos Javier Ortiz
(USA) – New York Premiere
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the country’s recent focus on youth violence, police brutality, and marginalized communities, We All We Got is an elegy of urban America, and an intimate portrait of the people affected by violence in Chicago.



JAHAR
Directed by Henry Hayes, written by Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Henry Hayes
(USA) – World Premiere
In the days after the Boston Marathon bombing, a young man must come to terms with the fact that one of his friends is involved.

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off in New York City April 13-24. For more information, visit their website.

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