Tribeca Film Festival is fast approaching, which means New York City—a place already ripe with cinephile culture—will turn up even harder for the fest's 12-day run. Tribeca offers more than just film screenings—there are talks, panels, and VR experiences, too—but tackling the film portion alone is still a lot. This year's slate includes dystopian thrillers, kooky biopics, coming-of-age documentaries, and even a directorial feature from Katie Holmes (say whaaaat?). But just looking at the long list of film titles, it's impossible to tell what's what, and more importantly, what's worth paying attention to.
That's where we come in. From the narrative films, docs, and shorts that Tribeca Film is presenting this year, we sifted through the line-up to pick the 25 films we're most excited about. There's something here for everyone, of all different formats and genres. Below, check out our most anticipated movies, when to can catch them during Tribeca (or a theater near you), and why we can't wait to see them.
Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 13–24 in New York City.