The 10 Movies To Get Really Excited About At Tribeca 2018

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The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival starts this Wednesday, which means that some of the world's best independent films are coming to New York City, and we couldn't be more ready to attend a screening (or 20).

Spanning 12 days, 51 narratives, and 45 documentaries, there's a little bit for everyone, whether you're a casual theater-goer, a hard-core MoviePass addict, or an A-list celebrity. Plus, this year's slate is particularly special. In an industry not exactly known for its gender parity, 46 percent of the 96 films being screened at Tribeca have been directed by a woman, which is the highest proportion in the festival's history. So, in addition to having something to celebrate, we also have plenty of great women-helmed films to watch, from blood-curdling psychological thrillers (Braid) to highly anticipated biopics (Mapplethorpe)

Check out our 10 Tribeca must-sees below. 

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 18 to 29 in New York City. Check out the full schedule here.

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Duck Butter
Disillusioned by the artifice and dishonesty of their past relationships, Naima and Sergio embark on a romantic experiment in Duck Butter, wherein they try to spend 24 hours together and have sex every hour. Needless to say, putting a budding relationship in this kind of pressure cooker breeds intense feelings, exuberant highs, and, subsequently, the lowest of lows. Starring Spanish actor Laia Costa and former NYLON cover star Alia Shawkat (who co-wrote the film), it’s a heart-wrenching exploration of love and lust that focuses on a type of anxiety familiar to anyone dating in the Tinder age.