All photos courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Eddie Murphy has a serious role as a cook who takes care of a young woman whose mother is dying in “Mr. Church,” the new drama from “Driving Miss Daisy” director Bruce Beresford.
Director Robert Kenner and author Eric Schlosser look at a potentially catastrophic explosion in a nuclear missile site in Arkansas during the Cold War in their documentary “Command and Control.”
Another Tribeca program looking at nuclear weapons is the closing-night multimedia installation “the bomb,” which will be shown in the round and include a performance by the indie band The Acid.
It wouldn’t be a film festival without a James Franco film, and Tribeca has two: the drama “The Fixer” and the film pictured here, “King Cobra,” the true-life story of gay porn star Brent Corrigan.
Katie Holmes makes her directorial debut with “All We Had,” a coming-of-age drama based on Annie Weatherwax’s novel.
“Shadow World” is the work of Belgian director Johan Grimonprez, who takes a close look at the global arms trade, and the murky ties that bind together those who profit from war.
At a time when “Making a Murderer” caused a sensation, “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” could resonate; Deborah S. Esquenazi’s film deals with four women who were convicted of assault in an atmosphere of homophobia and religious panic.
“LoveTrue” is another film that looks at different aspects of love comes from doc filmmaker Alma Har’el, who travels from the streets of New York to a strip club in Alaska.
“The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals” is Benedikt Erlingsson’s compilation of archival footage from circuses and sideshows, set to a score that features members of Sigur Ros.
Bart Freundlich (“The Myth of Fingerprints”) directs Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino and Taylor John Smith in a drama about a high school basketball player whose father’s gambling addiction imperils the family.
A New York City institution gets the doc treatment in “Obit,” a look at the team of New York Times writers entrusted with the paper’s celebrated obituary section.
Did the United States secretly team with Yugoslavia’s space program in the early 1960s? Žiga Virc’s documentary “Houston, We Have a Problem” is an entertaining examination of the conspiracy theories.
“Little Boxes” is a comedy about racial identity from director Rob Meyer; Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis and Armani Jackson star in the story of a biracial grade-schooler who tries to learn to act “more black” to be accepted in his new school.
Brent Hodge and Morgan Spurlock are among the filmmakers behind “Pistol Shrimps,” the tale of a band of actresses, comedians and musicians (including Aubrey Plaza) who play basketball in a Southern California recreational league.
First-time director Jenny Gage has picked up strong buzz for “All This Panic,” her look at a group of teenage girls growing up in Brooklyn.
This is the one film on our list that isn’t a Tribeca 2016 premiere — but we can’t leave out a 40th-anniversary screening of “Taxi Driver,” the classic drama starring Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro.