The Tribeca Film Festival is back! The 2022 edition will offer previews, performances, concerts and conferences.
“Halftime”is the star film of the opening night of the festival with stars of the caliber of Jon Hamm, Jessica Chastain, Ray Romano, Bryan Cranston and other.
But some pandemic-era innovations remain. Movie lovers who still prefer to avoid the crowds can access many of the movies and events digitally with the platform Tribeca At Home, a sign that in the future, festivals will continue to embrace a hybrid model.
Let’s take a look at the festival’s must-see films. Between political documentaries, dramas and unusual comedies that will surely divide the audience.
The integrity of Joseph Chambers
Director: Robert Machoian
Cast: Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Crawford and Machoian recently collaborated on “The Killing of Two Lovers “, a criminally underestimated drama about a man who becomes increasingly erratic as his marriage crumbles. Now, they come together in “The integrity of Joseph Chambers“, The story of a husband and father who decides to prove his good faith by hunting deer alone in the woods. In the skilled hands of Machoian, the results should be compelling to say the least.
Director: Jennifer Tiexiera, Camilla Hall
What happens to the men and women at the center of some of the most acclaimed documentaries of recent times after their lives have been dissected and their secrets revealed and offered for mass consumption? A new film will examine the shocks felt by people who have participated in films like “The Staircase”, “Hoop Dreams”, “The Wolfpack”, “The Square” and “Capturing the Friedmans”, asking questions about the ethics of putting their stories under the microscope.
Somewhere in Queens
Director: Ray Romano
Cast: Ray Romano, Laurie Metcalf, Tony Lo Bianco, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jennifer Esposito, Jacob Ward, Sadie Stanley, Dierdre Friel, Jon Manfrellotti
Since saying goodbye to sitcoms and “Everybody Loves Raymond”, Romano has forged a very interesting second act for himself, popping up as a character actor in the likes of “The Big Sick ”and“ The Irishman”And revealing a heart. Now, audiences will be able to see another side of Romano with “Somewhere in Queens,” in which he not only stars but also produced, co-wrote and directed. It’s a big-hearted look at a father whose obsession with securing a basketball scholarship for his son goes off the rails in surprising ways.
Director: Joachim Back
Cast: Jon Hamm, Danny Pudi, Christopher Heyerdahl, Sarah Gadon
Office life was good for Hamm. But this film, the new offering from Academy Award winner Back, presents the former “Mad Men” star in a very different light than the suave Don Draper. Here, Hamm plays a no-nonsense bureaucrat in this satire of corporate mores. It’s always fun to see the actor mixing roles. Plus, the ’70s porn star-style mustache That Has Sports in “Corner Office” is worth the price of admission.
Lynch / Oz
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
There is something in the story of the unfortunate Dorothy Gale and her journey down the Yellow Brick Road that inspires the director and constantly references it in films such as “Blue Velvet” and “Mulholland Drive”, as well as in the television serial “Twin Peaks”. This documentary interviews great directors like Karyn Kusama and John Watersas well as critics like Amy Nicholson and unveils the impact the film has had on all that is Lynch.
Director: Kyra Sedgwick
Cast: Kyle Allen, Alexandra Shipp, Madeline Brewer, Carrie Preston, Simon Helberg, Kevin Bacon, Andrew Polk
There Sedgwick, best known for her Emmy winning role in “The Closer “, directs this story of a young man who is exploited to participate in a colonization of Mars. Complicating his space journey is a blossoming love story with a young woman who moves to her city.
It Ain’t Over
Director: Sean Mullin
Cast: Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, Bob Costas, Vin Scully, Billy Crystal
Various Yankees players, managers and fans reflect on the ineffable greatness of Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra. The baseball legend has earned 10 World Series rings and three MVP awards over the course of his career. Joe Torre, Don Mattingly, Derek Jeter and Billy Crystal are just a few of the big names offering their thoughts on the wit, the wisdom of one of the greatest catchers in history.
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Saïd Taghmaoui, Caleb Landry Jones, Christopher Abbott
Fresh from her Oscar win for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye “, Chastain is co-starring with Fiennes as a struggling couple whose Morocco vacation takes a bad turn after hitting and killing a young boy with their rental car.
Jerry & Marge Go Large
Director: David Frankel
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening, Rainn Wilson, Larry Wilmore
Cranston he certainly has the gift of humanizing unusual characters. In the movie Cranston and Bening play the real-life married couple Jerry and Marge Selbee, who can’t afford to retire… until they find a legal loophole in the Massachusetts lottery. Under the direction of Frankel, best known for “The devil wears Prada”, “Jerry & Marge Go Large” sounds like an homage to the kind of movie that Hollywood rarely does now.
In Her name by Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter offers a trendy and whimsical family story intertwined with tenderness and humor. Shot in bright black and white, this debut feature marks a new voice in independent cinema. Canadian actress Carter takes the director’s chair to share her clearly articulated comic vision in this elegant dramedy. In the cast Erin Hammond, Ciera Danielle, Philippe Caland.
Rudy! A documentary director
: Jed Rothstein
Remember “The Mayor of America”? The guy whose constant leadership during 9/11 helped strengthen the spirits of a shattered city and inspire the world? Well, that Rudolph Giuliani is a distant memory for many, overshadowed by his conspiracy and his servile devotion to Donald Trump. This satirical documentary examines Giuliani’s rise to the top of New York City politics and his fall. But he does it in an unusual way, interspersing interviews and archival footage with musical performances by Broadway actors. In doing so, it reflects the ways in which show business has warped politics.
Director: Katie Holmes
Cast: Katie Holmes, Jim Sturgess, Derek Luke, Becky Ann Baker, Zosia Mamet, Melissa Leo Buzz Factor: A pandemic-era love story that follows a food critic (Holmes) whose attempt to escape New York City for a pickup in the state goes wrong when his Airbnb is booked twice by a young single (Sturgess). It’s a cute match for the lockdown era, featuring too much alcohol, too many video calls, and a desperate attempt to make sense of our weird new reality.
Director: Josh Alexander
Cast: Reverend Al Sharpton
An intimate look at an activist who gave a voice to the voiceless. “Loudmouth” paints a portrait of Sharpton’s journey – good and evil – from an 8-year-old preacher to a civil rights figure, advisor to the presidential candidate and advocate for racial justice.
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Cast: Niecy Nash, Aleyse Shannon, Giancarlo Esposito, Gracie Marie Bradley, Kyle Bary, Michael Ward, Sharon Stone
Paying homage to black singers like Patti LaBelle and Whitney Houston, Bradley plays a young singer on the verge of superstardom. But as a queer woman of color in 1980, her path to world fame faces many obstacles. With her parents (played by Nash and Esposito) disapproving of her relationship and a manager (Stone) “Beauty” asks the audience to consider what it means to stay true to your voice.
Director: Amanda Micheli
J Lo is returning to his neighborhood for the premiere of “Halftime”, a peek behind the scenes as the international pop star prepares for the Super Bowl Halftime show and recent presidential inauguration. The documentary will be available in preview on June 14 on Netflix.
Huesera the trailer and the preview poster