Happy sweet 16, Tribeca Film Festival. You’ve reached that age where you’re still young and impressionable enough to take risks—especially in the realm of documentaries, always a fest highlight—but you’ve got enough history to stand behind a classic or two. (This year, it’s Francis Ford Coppola’s first two Godfather gangster movies, screened back to back with an epic Q&A afterward.) Our picks this year demonstrate your compassion: to the cause of trans rights with The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson; to cringe-inducing standup comedians with Gilbert; even to a serial killer with My Friend Dahmer. And if you’ve got a pimple or two, we won’t mention it. All of the titles below are worthy of attention. Visit the fest’s official site for tickets and more.
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