Tribeca Film Fest 2020: Lineup of Premieres, Features, Documentraies

The 2020 Tribeca Film Fest, which runs in Manhattan from April 15 through April 26, has selections from 124 filmmakers representing 33 countries.

Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President will open the festival on April 15. The premiere will take place at the Beacon Theatre with live performances from Willie Nelson and Nile Rodgers.

High-profile screenings include the U.S. premiere of “Bad Education” starring Jackman; the New York premiere of Judd Apatow’s comedy “The King of Staten Island” with Davidson; Elisabeth Moss in “Shirley;” and “Call Your Mother” featuring Bridget Everett, Tig Notaro and Awkwafina. “Fries,” a documentary from Teigen and Malcolm Gladwell, will have its world premiere at the festival.

Other non-fiction films debuting include “Citizen Penn,” a look at Sean Penn’s relief work in Haiti, and “Don’t Try to Understand: A Year in the Life of Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons,” featuring inside access to the life of the famous rapper. Laverne Cox-produced film “Disclosure,” an exploration of transgender representation in the media will also premiere, as will John Legend’s documentary “With Drawn Arms,” about gold medal sprinter and civil rights activist Tommie Smith.

As previously announced, “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President” will open the festival on April 15. The premiere will take place at the Beacon Theatre with live performances from Willie Nelson and Nile Rodgers.

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