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Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Movies with a New York City connection

Wondering about what to see at the Tribeca Film Festival this year? There are so many films and shorts to choose from, and we're here to help.

Interested in films set in or inspired by NYC? Here are five films to see that focus on our city.

Check out the full lineup at tribecafilm.com

'Mulberry'

This documentary short tells the story of a
Photo Credit: Paul Stone

This documentary short tells the story of a changing Little Italy, exploring how a working class neighborhood of immigrants became a home for millionaires. See it: April 14,19, 21 and 23. More info and times: tribecafilm.com

'Don't Think Twice'

Comedian Mike Birbiglia directs this film set in
Photo Credit: Jon Pack

Comedian Mike Birbiglia directs this film set in the world of improv in New York City. The movie follows a tight-knit group of friends (Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard and Birbiglia) who all perform in the same troupe. Two of the friends audition for a TV show and one gets cast, which not surprisingly throws off the balance amongst the friends. See it: April 18, 19 and 20. More info and times: tribecafilm.com

'The Night Of'

Part of the Tribeca Film Festival this year
Photo Credit: HBO

Part of the Tribeca Film Festival this year is the Tribeca Tune-In series, which focuses on cinematic and important television. One series is HBO's "The Night Of," starring John Turturro and written by novelist and chronicler of NYC, Richard Price. The show focuses on a murder case in New York City: the police investigation, the courtroom proceedings and the characters involved. As is often the case in real life, cultural and political issues rise to the surface. See it: April 22. More info and times: tribecafilm.com

'Dead Ringer'

Three New York filmmakers, Alex Kliment, Michael Tucker
Photo Credit: Mike Tucker

Three New York filmmakers, Alex Kliment, Michael Tucker and Dana O'Keefe, made this short about a conversation with one of the only four remaining phone booths in New York City. See it: April 14, 19, 21 and 23. More info and times: tribecafilm.com

'Contemporary Color'

David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays
Photo Credit: Jarred Alterman and Wyatt Garfield

David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in the summer of 2015 that celebrated the "art of Color Guard." Synchronized dance routines, with flags and rifles, were set to live music by St. Vincent (pictured), Ad Rock, Nelly Furtado and others. Filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross captured the event and turned it into a film. See it: April 14, 16, 20 and 21. More info and times: tribecafilm.com

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