Earlier this week the 2022 Tribeca Festival announced its lineup of feature and short narrative, documentary, and animated films. This year’s festival takes place from June 8-19 and spotlights everything from breakout independent shorts to renowned global features.
The features program spans ten categories – narrative competitions, topical documentaries, anticipated new films – and showcases 111 feature films and 16 online premieres from 151 filmmakers across 40 countries. The lineup includes 88 world premieres, 2 international premieres, 7 North American premieres, 2 U.S. premieres, and 11 New York premieres. There are 32 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects, and 50 first-time directors.
Legendary emcee and iconic Dallas, Texas native The D.O.C., who began writing for Eazy-E and N.W.A. during the Ruthless Records glory days in the mid-80s, and would later break out on the scene by crafting a Dr. Dre-produced 1989 debut album filled with classic cuts like “Portrait Of A Masterpiece,” “Whirlwind Pyramind,” “It’s Funky Enough,” and, of course, the timeless “The Formula.”, also has a feature documentary world premiere at the festival.
Titled The DOC, director David Caplan’s latest documentary is a love letter and inspirational hip-hop archive about The D.O.C, a master of the art who is more than likely your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. Directed by David Caplan. Written by The DOC. Produced by Gary Ousdahl, The DOC, Dave Caplan. With The DOC, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Too Short, Kurupt, Daz, Tone Loc, DJ Yella, Jewell, Dr. Rock, Peter Johnson, Dr. Peter Belafsky, Puma Curry, Shella Curry, Charles Curry, Para Henderson, Michelle Henderson, Tonya Heard, Erotic D, John Payne.
Tribeca’s unique Movies Plus events bring the film experience off the screen with live conversations and performances after each screening, and The DOC after movie event includes a special birthday performance by DJ Quik, Daz, Kurupt, & surprise guests.
The Festival’s selection of world premieres also includes Corner Office, starring Jon Hamm and Danny Pudi and Somewhere in Queens, directed by Ray Romano and co-starring Laurie Metcalf, Tony Lo Bianco, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Jennifer Esposito. Additional films include American Dreamer, with Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine, Matt Dillon, and Danny Glover; The Cave of Adullam, produced by Laurence Fishburne; Beauty, written by Lena Waithe; Jerry & Marge Go Large by David Frankel and starring Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening, and Rainn Wilson; Aisha with Letitia Wright; Alone Together, directed, written, and starring Katie Holmes alongside Jim Sturgess, Zosia Mamet, and Melissa Leo; My Name Is Andrea with Ashley Judd; Space Oddity, directed by Kyra Sedgwick; Acidman with Thomas Haden Church and Dianna Agron; and The Integrity of Joseph Chambers with Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; among many others.