April 23, 2015
There were many more documentaries to see at Tribeca than the 10 (plus 1) I've listed below. But I'm a highly targeted viewer, seeking out only films that I think I will appreciate. As always, I missed many (and will have to catch up at a later date to "Havana Motor Club," "Songs of Lahore," "Palio," "All Eyes and Ears," and others), but I was fairly satisfied with the bunch that I saw. Below, an alphabetical list of mostly World premieres, and one more that I can't forget.
In My Father's House - This tender and moving portrait chronicles Chicago rapper Che 'Rhymefest' Smith's quest to reconnect with his father, an alcoholic who lives on the streets. An unlikely entry from Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg ("The Trials of Darryl Hunt," "The Devil Came on Horseback"), the film avoids sentimentality and predictable happy-ever-after family reunion storytelling for a more bracingly real depiction of everyday life