But with 52 flicks to pick from and just 12 days to cram in as many screenings as possible, the lineup is intimidating — especially if you're looking to support more offbeat projects that aren't destined for wider release.
To help you out, we're sharing our calendar. Below, PAPER presents 15 movies to purchase tickets for in advance.
Tribeca kicks off Wednesday, April 24, with a screening of Roger Ross Williams' Apollo Theater documentary Apollo.
The feature debut from director Phillip Youmans, who previously worked with Solange's creative studio on the short film Nairobi, Burning Cane considers the role of family and religion in rural Louisiana. New Orleans-based filmmaker Youmans is a literal prodigy — he finished this movie and his high school diploma at the same time.
Produced by Spike Lee and directed by first timer Stefon Bristol, See You Yesterday is a classic teen time travel movie... about police shootings. Catch it on the big screen before it drops on Netflix.
Guy Nattiv won an Oscar for his short film of the same name, now here's the extended version. Skin chronicles the slow redemption story of a Neo Nazi, played by Jamie Bell. The film co-stars Danielle Macdonald, who we love from Patti Cake$ and 'Dumplin'.
Finally, someone says it: Showgirls was good! Or at least, important. Worthy of re-assessment. You Don't Nomi (perfect pun) is a documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage from Paul Verhoeven's Last Vegas cult classic, as well as interviews with cast members.
Jeanie Finlay's new documentary chronicles the journey of Freddy McConnell, a transgender father-to-be who decides to biologically carry his child. He must temporarily stop taking testosterone in order to do so — and grapple with what that symbolizes.
What's the NFL without its cheerleaders? That's a question at the heart of several class action lawsuits brought against the league by women who claim wage theft and illegal employment. Their struggle for equality is captured in this documentary from Yu Gu.