Tribeca 2017: Spotlight Narrative

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 5 months ago

With a focus on marquee filmmakers and star performers, The Spotlight Narrative section is a launching pad for some of 2017’s most exciting new independent premieres for a wide audience of film lovers.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords


IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »
























































































1. The Boy Downstairs (2017)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.

Director: Sophie Brooks | Stars: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos

Votes: 39

2. Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
63 Metascore

A family man's chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as The Inversion.

Director: Sarah Adina Smith | Stars: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Sukha Belle Potter

Votes: 2,857 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Chuck (2016)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
68 Metascore

A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $0.32M

4. The Clapper (I) (2017)

89 min | Comedy

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

15 minutes of fame destroys the life of a man who works as a clapper in television.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Leah Remini, Ed Helms, Adam Levine

Votes: 31

5. Dabka (2017)

116 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
56 Metascore

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Russell Posner

Votes: 77

6. The Dinner (I) (2017)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
58 Metascore

Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Michael Chernus, Taylor Rae Almonte, Steve Coogan, Charlie Plummer

Votes: 2,717 | Gross: $1.32M

7. Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young man attends the wedding of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Ryan Eggold | Stars: Cobie Smulders, Kristen Schaal, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson

Votes: 65

8. The Lovers (I) (2017)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
76 Metascore

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

Director: Azazel Jacobs | Stars: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters

Votes: 1,198 | Gross: $2.19M

9. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 1,225 | Gross: $0.14M

10. Permission (I) (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.

Director: Brian Crano | Stars: François Arnaud, Raúl Castillo, David Joseph Craig, Axel B. Crano

Votes: 37

11. Rock'n Roll (2017)

123 min | Comedy

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Philippe Lefebvre, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 1,411

12. Sweet Virginia (2017)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.

Director: Jamie M. Dagg | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt

Votes: 69

13. Take Me (2017)

TV-MA | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
56 Metascore

Ray is a fledgling entrepreneur who specializes in high-end simulated abductions. He jumps at the chance when a mysterious client contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Healy | Stars: Pat Healy, Taylor Schilling, Alycia Delmore, Jim O'Heir

Votes: 1,756 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Thumper (2017)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

In a town of low-income and fractured families, a group of teens are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change their lives forever.

Director: Jordan Ross | Stars: Eliza Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, Lena Headey, Ben Feldman

Votes: 93

15. The Trip to Spain (2017)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
66 Metascore

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part episodic road trip through Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio, Claire Keelan

Votes: 802 | Gross: $0.12M