Tribeca 2018: Spotlight Documentary

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1. Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018)

Documentary

8.5
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Bethany Hamilton lost her arm to a tiger shark at age 13, but this didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional surfer. However, it wasn't only the competition that ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Lieber | Star: Bethany Hamilton

Votes: 6

2. General Magic (2018)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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General Magic is a documentary about a business that Forbes described as the "greatest dead company in Silicon Valley." It is a tale of how great vision and epic failure changed the world as we know it.

Directors: Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude

Votes: 54

3. Howard (2018)

94 min | Documentary

8.8
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The story of songwriter Howard Ashman who penned the lyrics for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast before he died of AIDS at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1991.

Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Howard Ashman, Sarah Gillespie, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bill Lauch

Votes: 17

4. Into The Okavango (2018)

88 min | Documentary

8.4
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A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Gelinas

Votes: 50

5. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 3,119 | Gross: $1.26M

6. Roll Red Roll (2018)

80 min | Documentary

5.1
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When social media, "boys will be boys", and vigilante justice collide, Steubenville, Ohio will never be the same.

Director: Nancy Schwartzman

Votes: 54

7. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

A portrait of genius music composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Director: Stephen Nomura Schible | Star: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Votes: 589 | Gross: $0.12M

8. Serengeti Rules (2018)

Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Director: Nicolas Brown | Stars: Greg Kriek, Ashlyn Jade Lopez, Johnathan Newport

Votes: 6

9. Songwriter (2018)

84 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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41 Metascore

See pop sensation Ed Sheeran in a whole new way with this documentary following the king of the charts during his time creating the 2017 album 'Divide' during a year away from the world. ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Cummings | Stars: Ed Sheeran, Beoga, Benny Blanco, John McDaid

Votes: 258

10. Studio 54 (2018)

98 min | Documentary

6.8
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70 Metascore

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Votes: 588 | Gross: $0.19M

11. Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie (2018)

91 min | Documentary

6.7
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Barbie, the most popular doll ever created is a fashion icon and a target for feminists. This telling documentary features new footage, access to Barbie's biggest reinvention, and examines ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins | Stars: Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Gloria Steinem

Votes: 62

12. The Bleeding Edge (2018)

TV-14 | 99 min | Documentary

7.7
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74 Metascore

A look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Robert Bridges, Angie Firmalino, Rita Redberg, Stephen Tower

Votes: 1,370

13. House Two (2018)

Documentary

8.4
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A look at the investigation of two U.S. Marines who killed 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women and children in 2005.

Director: Michael Epstein

Votes: 9

14. Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (2018)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

6.2
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76 Metascore

An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Sandra Bland, Robert E. Brzezinski, Brian Encinia, Cannon Lambert

Votes: 156

15. Time for Ilhan (2018)

89 min | Documentary

7.6
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This documentary follows the 2016 Minnesota House of Representatives campaign of Ilhan Omar, a Somalian immigrant who attempts to unseat a 43-year incumbent and other challengers.

Director: Norah Shapiro | Star: Ilhan Omar

Votes: 18




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