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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'The Rachel Divide'
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'The Rachel Divide'

Rachel Dolezal became a national talking point in 2015 when the former president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP was revealed to be white. Suddenly, she went from everyday Pacific Northwesterner to a late-night punchline and a Rorschach test for how Americans view/discuss race. This stunning Netflix doc examines both the factors leading up to her resignation and her current living situation as an unemployed hairdresser raising two African-American boys. The nature of the film can't help but humanize its subject's situation to a degree – but director Laura Brownson doesn't take sides, presenting viewers with Dolezal's argument that she's "trans-black" then allowing them to make up their own minds. One of the fest's best. JN

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