Tribeca Film Festival cofounder Jane Rosenthal gives Gotham a sneak peek at her must-see flicks from this year’s festival.
Written and directed by Bart Freundlich.
In his senior year, a high school basketball star is offered an athletic scholarship at Cornell—but his father’s gambling addiction threatens to derail everything. “I am blown away by this film—I think it’s Bart’s best,” says Rosenthal. “There’s an intimacy of feeling here, as if you’re eavesdropping on a family moment.”
Women Who Kill
Written and directed by Ingrid Jungermann.
Two women who have a podcast about female serial killers get involved with someone who may be one. “It’s a thriller that delves into the women’s personal and professional relationships, and what happens when we become so obsessed,” says Rosenthal of the made-in-New-York film.
All This Panic
Directed by Jenny Gage.
In her first feature-length documentary, Gage follows a group of teenage girls from Brooklyn. The cinema-verité style, says Rosenthal, “navigates that world between being a child and being a young adult.” As a mother who watched her daughter suffer through the college application process, she admits that films about teen angst fascinate her: “At one point in the film, a father turns to his daughter and says, ‘I don’t want you to leave yet, because we’ve spent the last six years arguing,’” Rosenthal laughs.