Tribeca 2017: Documentary Competition

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1. Bobbi Jene (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

7.5
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60 Metascore

"Bobbi Jene " is a love story, portraying the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman's fight for independence, a woman trying to succeed with her own art in the extremely competitive world of dance.

Director: Elvira Lind | Stars: Or Schraiber, Bobbi Jene Smith

Votes: 57

2. Copwatch (2017)

95 min | Documentary

6.6
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Shows "Cop watchers" dedicated to bringing awareness to their community and exposing police brutality/harassment. They are legally recording/documenting each arrest but often find themselves to be the victims of chaos.

Director: Camilla Hall | Stars: Jacob Crawford, Kevin Moore, Ramsey Orta, David Whitt

Votes: 57

3. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

105 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

This documentary uses never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P. Johnson.

Director: David France | Stars: Victoria Cruz, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Michael Baden

Votes: 30

4. The Departure (I) (2017)

87 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Lana Wilson

Votes: 14

5. No Man's Land (I) (2017)

81 min | Documentary

8.5
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Documentary about the 40-day occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, located south of Burns, Oregon. Fuelled by the belief that control and management of public lands does not ... See full summary »

Director: David Byars

Votes: 13

6. The Reagan Show (2017)

TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary

6.6
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66 Metascore

Made up entirely of archival news and White House footage, this documentary captures the pageantry, absurdity, and mastery of the made-for-TV politics of Ronald Reagan.

Directors: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush

Votes: 53

7. A River Below (2017)

86 min | Documentary

8.7
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A River Below captures the Amazon in all its complexity as it examines the actions of environmental activists using the media in an age where truth is a relative term.

Director: Mark Grieco | Stars: Richard Rasmussen, Fernando Trujillo

Votes: 33

8. The Sensitives (2017)

83 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Drew Xanthopoulos

Votes: 11

9. Shadowman (2017)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

Director: Oren Jacoby | Star: Paul DeRienzo

Votes: 8

10. A Suitable Girl (2017)

90 min | Documentary

9.3
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A Suitable Girl follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. The film examines the women's complex relationship with marriage, family, and society.

Directors: Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra

Votes: 12

11. True Conviction (2017)

84 min | Documentary

7.9
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There's a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, started by three exonerated men, with decades in prison served between them. True Conviction is a character-driven documentary that follows ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Meltzer

Votes: 13

12. When God Sleeps (2017)

88 min | Documentary

8.9
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This rap-punk-rock documentary tells the story of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song that ... See full summary »

Director: Till Schauder | Star: Shahin Najafi

Votes: 120