Tribeca Film Festival 2017: 20 Movies We Can't Wait to See

From docs on Puff Daddy and Public Image Ltd. to British comedies and Aussie horror – your complete guide to the downtown NYC film fest

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'The Departure'
Courtesy of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival 5/20

'The Departure'

Two hundred miles west of Tokyo, ex-nihilist–turned-Buddhist priest Ittetsu Nemoto leads "death workshops" for those with suicidal tendencies in the hopes of giving attendees renewed reasons to live. But as Lana Wilson's engrossing documentary shows, this 24/7 job – Nemoto spent years answering every email and phone call alongside personal home visits – has destroyed his body and drained his soul. The meditative film raises the question: "How much should one sacrifice to help other people?" Heavy, yet absorbing. JN

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