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Tribeca Film Festival 2016: 'A Hologram for the King,' 'LoveTrue,' 'Mr. Church' and more movies to see

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off April 13 with the usual eclectic slate that's at its best when it features starry premieres, offbeat independent offerings and intriguing documentaries.

We've taken an in-depth plunge into the roster and come up with the 10 movies that have us most excited at the annual event, which runs through April 24.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tribecafilm.com.

'A Hologram for the King'

Tom Hanks stars in an adaptation of the
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Tom Hanks stars in an adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel about an American salesman at the end of his rope in Saudi Arabia, which sounds on the face of it to be one of Hanks' juiciest on-screen roles in some time.

See it: April 20, 21; (times and ticket info)

'Youth in Oregon'

The great Frank Langella travels across the country
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The great Frank Langella travels across the country to take advantage of Oregon's assisted suicide laws in a dramedy with a premise that's so obviously interesting and timely, it's a wonder no one has utilized it before.

See it: April 16, 17, 19, 20; (times and ticket info)

'Don't Think Twice'

Mike Birbiglia, among the most talented individuals on
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Mike Birbiglia, among the most talented individuals on the present-day comedy scene, helms a feature set in a world he knows well: the improv world in New York City. Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs and Birbiglia himself are among the stars.

See it: April 18, 19, 20; (times and ticket info)

'Life, Animated'

This documentary follows an autistic man who grows,
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This documentary follows an autistic man who grows, develops and exceeds expectations thanks to an extraordinary affinity for Disney animated movies.

See it: April 23, 24; (times and ticket info)

'Midsummer in Newtown'

The aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy has
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The aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy has been largely seen from the perspective of the fight over gun control. This documentary takes a different approach, watching the children of a grief-stricken school put on a production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream."

See it: April 17, 19, 21, 24; (times and ticket info)

'Win!'

The first season of NYCFC, the city's Major
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The first season of NYCFC, the city's Major League Soccer team currently in its second year of play, is chronicled in a documentary that explores the evolution of the franchise.

See it: April 14, 16, 18, 23; (times and ticket info)

'LoveTrue'

Alma Ha'rel's movie pairs real people with actors
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Alma Ha'rel's movie pairs real people with actors playing their older and younger selves, is said to "demystify the fantasy of true love" and is executive produced by Shia LaBeouf. Sign us up.

See it: April 15, 16, 19, 20; (times and ticket info)

'Equals'

Indie sci-fi always has us intrigued, especially when
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Indie sci-fi always has us intrigued, especially when it's a movie about a world that regards human emotion as a disease, Drake Doremus ("Like Crazy") directs and the star is Kristen Stewart, who has shown herself to be a surprisingly ambitious actor.

See it: April 18, 19, 21; (times and ticket info)

'Bad Rap'

The plight of four up-and-coming Asian-American rappers is
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The plight of four up-and-coming Asian-American rappers is depicted in this documentary that explores the institutional racism in the milieu.

See it: April 16, 18, 20, 23; (times and ticket info)

'Mr. Church'

Eddie Murphy (!) completely plays against type in
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Eddie Murphy (!) completely plays against type in a drama about a cook's friendship with the daughter of a dying woman, from director Bruce Beresford of "Driving Miss Daisy" fame.

See it: April 22, 23, 24; (times and ticket info)

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