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 Lovers'
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Courtesy of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival 12/20

'The Lovers'

Having endured a crumbling marriage for years, Michael (Tracy Letts) and Mary (Debra Winger) find themselves seeking intimacy, physical and otherwise, outside the union. Both promise their new romantic partners that they're going to end things once and for all. Then the couple start "cheating" with each other on the sly – and guess who's suddenly head over heels in love again? Writer-director Azazel Jacobs (Momma's Man) has been one of the stealth MVPs of the indie-cinema world for a decade now, and his riff on the vintage remarriage-comedies of the 1940s could very well get him the attention he rightfully deserves. Letts – who's cornered the market on Angry Middle-Aged White Men roles; see Indignation and his turn on Homeland – gets to play romantic-comic for once; as for Winger, you can officially say the Debranaissance starts now. DF


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