The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival begins June 9 and runs through June 26. There seems to be something for everyone with selections spanning 10 categories showcasing 111 feature films with 16 online premieres from 151 filmmakers across 40 countries. The lineup includes 88 world premieres, two international premieres, seven North American premieres, two U.S. premieres, and 11 New York premieres. There are 32 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects, and 50 first-time directors. More than 64% (81) of the feature films are directed by female, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ filmmakers—46% (58) female directors, 34% (43) BIPOC directors, 8% (10) LGBTQ+ directors.

Some of the world premieres include “Corner Office,” starring Jon Hamm and Danny Pudi, and “Somewhere in Queens,” directed by Ray Romano and co-starring Laurie Metcalf, Tony Lo Bianco, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Jennifer Esposito. Additional films include “American Dreamer,” with Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine, Matt Dillon, and Danny Glover; “The Cave of Adullam,” produced by Laurence Fishburne; “Beauty,” written by Lena Waithe; “Jerry & Marge Go Large” by David Frankel and starring Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening, and Rainn Wilson; “Aisha” with Letitia Wright; “Alone Together,” directed and written by and starring Katie Holmes alongside Jim Sturgess, Zosia Mamet, and Melissa Leo; “My Name Is Andrea” with Ashley Judd; “Space Oddity,” directed by Kyra Sedgwick; “Acidman” with Thomas Haden Church and Dianna Agron; and “The Integrity of Joseph Chambers” with Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; among many others.

Tribeca continues to present a series of live conversations and performances including Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Baby’s performance following the world premiere of “Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby.” Other special appearances and conversations include host members of the WNBA’s New York Liberty squad following the premiere of “Unfinished Business,” LeVar Burton will speak on the importance of children’s literacy after “Butterfly in the Sky,” and tennis legend John McEnroe will sit down for a discussion after the world premiere of “McEnroe.”
Here are our selections for the best documentaries screening at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

“Nicholas Brothers: Stormy Weather” created by award-winning filmmakers Michael Shevloff, Paul Crowder, and Diamond Docs/Flat out films. Premiering on June 11, the documentary goes back to the 1940s, when the Nicholas Brothers performed a dance routine so seminal it prefigured hip hop by three decades. Dance legend and Tony Award-winning choreographer Savion Glover and others guide us along their professional path and assess their legacy, while contemporary dancers Les Twins choreograph and perform their homage to the original.

In-Person Screenings At Tribeca Film 2022
Saturday, June 11 at 5:45 p.m.
Village East by Angelika – Theater 2
Followed by Q&A – Screening in the Shorts: Life, Camera, Action! program

Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m.
Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 6
Followed by Q&A – Screening in the Shorts: Life, Camera, Action! program

At Home Screening At Tribeca Film 2022
Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
Tribeca At Home (Online Platform)

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“Liquor Store Dreams” – Viewpoints
The debut feature of female Korean American filmmaker So Yun Um. Her film follows the filmmaker and her friend Danny, both “liquor store babies,” the children of Korean parents who made the best of limited opportunities by running liquor stores in Los Angeles. The filmmakers’ voice offers a unique, intimate, and personal look at immigrant dreams and generational divides.
Diane Quon (“Minding The Gap”) produces and Nanfu Wang (“One Child Nation”) is a consulting producer.

“On The Line: The Richard Williams Story” – Spotlight Documentary is directed by Stuart McClave and follows the outspoken patriarch of the Williams family who beat incredible odds to help daughters Venus and Serena become two of the greatest athletes of our time.

“Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power” – Spotlight Documentary
Directed by Sam Pollard (“MLK/FBI”) and Geeta Gandbhir (“I Am Evidence”). Produced by Participant (“Flee,” “The First Wave”) and Multitude Films (“Pray Away,” “Always in Season”).
“Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power” tells the story of the courageous campaign of citizens and activists in Lowndes County, who faced violence and oppression in the struggle for the right to vote.

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