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Most Anticipated Films From The 2024 Tribeca Film Festival!

Written by Emma Kassel. Published: June 22 2024
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The Tribeca Film Festival was held from June 5-16 in New York City. In response to the September 11 attacks, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff launched the festival in 2002 to promote Lower Manhattan's cultural and economic revival. The festival honors independent artists in 23 juried competitive categories and presents over 600 screenings for over 150,000 people annually. We’re here to recount the most anticipated films that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year!


1. Winter Spring Summer or Fall

"Wednesday" co-stars Jenna Ortega and Percy Hynes White star in this romantic drama directed by Tiffany Paulsen, who was previously a screenwriter on Holidate, the 2007 Nancy Drew, and the 2016 Adventures in Babysitting remake. The movie centers on two New Jersey teenagers, Remi (Ortega) and Barnes (White)who fall in love over the course of four seasons. They meet on a train ride to New York City during the winter.



2. Sacramento

Sacramento is an American road comedy film that was directed by Michael Angarano and written by himself and Chris Smith. The film stars Maya Erskine, Michael Cera, Kristen Stewart, and Angarano as they take a spontaneous road trip from Los Angeles to Sacramento. The journey, which symbolizes their attempt to overcome all obstacles and reestablish their bond with one another and their maternal instincts, is the essence of Sacramento. The movie emphasizes the value of keeping an eye on loved ones, a topic that is very relevant in the fast-paced world of today.


3. Daddio

Originally written for the stage, Daddio showcases a young woman as she takes a taxi from JFK International Airport back to her Manhattan apartment. The film centers around the surprisingly open discussions with Clark, the cab driver, where they cover a wide range of subjects during the journey, including their love lives, sexuality and authority, grief, and vulnerability. Sean Penn plays the cab driver, while Dakota Johnson plays the passenger. The film made its New York debut this past week, but it originally premiered at the 50th Telluride Film Festival and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will open in limited theatres in the U.S. starting June 28.




4. Jazzy

Filmmaker Morrisa Maltz uses the perspective of Jazzy — a young Oglala Lakota girl growing up in South Dakota — to create a moving and genuine depiction of childhood friendship. The film stars Jasmine Bearkiller Shangreaux, Syriah Foohead Means, Richard Ray Whitman, Raymond Lee, and Golden Globe Winner Lily Gladstone. Jazzy, which emphasizes youthful joy and our cultural history, serves as a gentle reminder to treasure childhood and its purity, to appreciate the small joys of friendship, and to never lose sight of the true meaning of living life to the fullest.



5. Brats

Brats examines the influence on the lives and careers of the infamous "Brat Pack", a group of young adult actors who regularly starred together in coming-of-age movies in the 1980s. The documentary, directed by former Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy based on his book of the same name, features himself, Emilio Estevez, Robert Downey Jr., Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, and many more icons of the '80s. If you’re a fan of movies like The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire, you can check out this documentary on Hulu!