1. The American Meme
When Paris Hilton is a documentary’s sole voice of wisdom, you know you’re watching something special. Yet wise she is—and surprisingly vulnerable—in Bert Marcus’s zingy exploration of meme makers and their self-inflicted need to go viral at all costs. Suffused with vapidity, the doc somehow finds its way to an unexpected sadness and maybe something deeper and cautionary.
Tribeca Festival Hub, 50 Varick St (tribecafilm.com). Apr 27 at 8pm. · Cinépolis Chelsea, 260 W 23rd St (212-691-5519, tribecafilm.com). Apr 28 at 10:30pm. · Regal Battery Park, 102 North End Ave (844-462-7342, tribecafilm.com). Apr 29 at 6:30pm. · $25.94–$33.15.