It’s taken 15 years, but the Tribeca Film Festival—like all teenagers—has finally found a personality it can take out in public. It’s an annual showcase that’s come to flaunt its love for great documentaries. We’ve included five truly eye-opening ones below, a full half of our picks, and could have included five more. Tribeca loves process: Even in its selection of narrative dramas, from The Family Fang to Sophia Takai’s breathtaking Always Shine, the act of artmaking is a subject in itself. And what’s a film festival co-founded by Robert De Niro without a Martin Scorsese movie? Following up past galas of The King of Comedy and Goodfellas, this year we get a special movie screening of Taxi Driver. If you haven’t already, it’s time to buddy up to the coolest, dorkiest, trying-really-hard fest in town. Visit the fest’s official site for tickets and more.
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