20 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Tribeca Film Festival 2018

From Australian zombie thrillers to docs on everything from Ed Sheeran to Air Jordans – our picks for the downtown NYC film fest

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'Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda'
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'Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda'

Whether you know Ryuichi Sakamoto through his pioneering synthpop band Yellow Magic Orchestra, his role in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence beside David Bowie, his award-winning film scores (that Last Emperor soundtrack will still give you goosebumps) or his collaborations with folks ranging from Thomas Dolby to Youssou N'Dour, the fact that the man is a living freakin' legend is undeniable. Stephen Nomura Schible's movie also takes this as a given; it's less interested in making a case for his greatness than following Sakamoto around as he protests the Fukishima nuclear disaster, deals with Stage-Three throat cancer and mines artistic inspiration out tragedy and illness. Five years in the making, Coda starts as a snapshot and ends as a meditation on mortality, why we make music, civic responsibility, following your creative urges and the search for that elusive transcendental chord. We can't recommend it enough. DF

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