A lot can happen in 14 years. In that time, the Tribeca Film Festival has matured from its origins as an urgent economic response to 9/11 to one of the world's most prominent movie events, comfortable with taking both programming risks and attracting big names. This year’s edition, running April 15–26, boasts close to 100 features—narrative, documentaries and foreign films—with a robust 30 of them directed by women. We’ve scoured the selection, put in hours of viewing and whittled down our favorites. Happy watching, New York!
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