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DOWNTOWN’S FAVORITE FILM FEST IS BACK WITH AN ALL-STAR HIT LIST OF MUST-SEES.

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From L to R: A scene from “Kicks;” “The Banksy Job;” Jessica Biel in “A Kind of Murder;” Second Row: Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz in “Vincent N Roxxy”; Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman in “The Family Fang.” 

Celebrating its 15th year in existence, the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off today with the premiere of The First Monday In May, a highly-talked-about documentary on fashion’s most talked about annual event: New York’s Met Gala. A look at the 2015 China: Through The Looking Glass bash in particular, Vogue‘s Anna Wintour takes us on a behind-the-scenes ride filled with costume planning, event prep and celebrity guests. That said, it’s not the only big ticket film to look forward to. From a Jason Bateman-directed dramedy to a retrospective on late NYC artist Elizabeth Murray, here are the movies you can’t miss.

The Banksy Job
You may be thinking a documentary on Banksy is a sure bet, but in this particular film, the famed street artist plays second fiddle to his real-life nemesis: an art terrorist behind the heist of one of Banksy’s most famous public works. Following criminal “AK47” (as he calls himself), the documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at the daytime, middle of London crime.
4.17 at 9:30 pm, 4.19 at 6:45 pm, 4.22 at 3:15 pm, 4.23 at 6:15 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea

Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray
Acclaimed painter Elizabeth Murray lived in Tribeca from the late 60s to the early 2000s during which she managed to play a major role in navigating New York’s contemporary art scene. Still one of the few women to get a full retrospective at The MoMA, Murray is honored in this Kristi Rea film including her struggle to find footing in a male-dominated industry, as well as balance a tumultuous family life and her battle with cancer. Meryl Streep is behind the voiceover.
4.24 at 7:15 pm | Regal Battery Park

The Family Fang
Jason Bateman plus Nicole Kidman plus Christopher Walken? Bateman, who also directed the film, has our attention. Casting Walken as a wacky performance artist and Bateman and Kidman as his adult children, the film highlights the complex emotions that come with having parents who won’t grow up.
4.16 at 9 pm | BMCC Tribeca
4.17 at 9:45 pm | Regal Battery Park
4.19 at 3:45 pm, 4.20 at 9 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea

Little Boxes
Lover of Afro beat and 90s hip-hop and child of a bi-racial household, Clark (Armani Jackson) has his world turned upside down when a job offer relocates his family to white suburbia. Amidst cool-obsessed fifth graders, weathered adults and accidental culture clashes, comedy ensues.
4.15 at 6 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea
4.16 at 3:15 pm, 4.19 at 3:15 pm, 4.21 at 8:30 pm | Regal Battery Park

Kicks
A coming-of-age story via an Oakland-based 15 year-old on the hunt for his stolen Air Jordans. Director Justin Tipping (who previously won a Student Academy Award for his short film, Nani) says the film’s style was inspired by the 1948 Italian neorealist classic, The Bicycle Thief.
4.14 at 5:30 pm | SVA Beatrice
4.15 at 9:45 pm, 4.16 at 2:30 pm, 4.22 at 2:30 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea
4.19 at 6:15 pm | Regal Battery Park

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
From television director Bill Purple (of New Girl fame), this drama stars Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel, not to mention an original score by Justin Timberlake. After a New Orleans architect (Sudeikis) loses his wife (Biel) in a car accident, he immerses himself in helping a young street teen construct a raft she’ll use to sail across the Atlantic in search of her long lost father as a way to deal with his own recent grief.
4.14 at 6 pm | JZT at BMCC
4.15 at 9:15 pm, 4.19 at 6:45 pm | Regal Battery Park
4.18 at 3 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea
4.23 at 8 pm | SVA Silas

All We Had
Katie Holmes makes her directorial debut with this drama based on Annie Weatherwax’s 2014 novel. Personally starring alongside Stefania Owen, Luke Wilson, Judy Greer and Mark Consuelos, Holmes plays a down-and-out mother whose daughter Rita (Owen) struggles to pick up and inspire. The film explores positivity in times of stress and familial resilience.
4.15 at 8:30 pm | JZT at BMCC
4.16 at 3 pm, 4.18 at 3:45 pm | Regal Battery Park
4.23 at 9 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea

A Kind of Murder
A ‘60s-set, Hitchcock-like thriller inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Blunderer. Adapted by Todd Haynes (who was responsible for box office hit and fellow Highsmith-adapted film, Carol just last year) and directed by Andy Goddard ( of Downton Abbey), the film follows an architect/crime novelist who imagines what it would be like to kill his wife (Jessica Biel).
4.17 at 5:30 pm | SVA Beatrice
4.18 at 9:45 pm, 4.21 at 3:45 pm | Regal Battery Park
4.19 at 9 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea

Vincent N Roxxy
A small town loner (Emile Hirsch) saves a rebellious punk rocker (Zoe Kravitz) from her violent ex-boyfriend only to find himself forced to run from dangerous criminals pursuing his new friend. The film, described as an “alternately romantic and brutal drama” features Emory Cohen in a supporting role, as well as Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) in a tale about misfit romance at the mercy of brutality.
4.18 at 6:15 pm | Bow Tie Chelsea
4.19 at 10:30 pm, 4.22 at 9:45 pm, 4.23 at 9 pm | Regal Battery Park

Live Cargo
First time filmmaker Logan Sandler drew on his own experiences growing up in the Bahamas and Miami for his debut film, Live Cargo. With Dree Hemingway and Keith Stanfield as leads, Sandler delivers a unique, albeit poignant perspective of the vacation-favored island: one that is wrought in human trafficking and a failing government.
4.16 at 9:30 pm | Regal Battery Park CP

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