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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'When God Sleeps'
Amin Khelghat19/20

'When God Sleeps'

While your average pop star complains about the "trappings of fame," Iranian singer-songwriter Shahin Najafi is reading Websites showing the assassination of his avatar as thousands of Muslims, led by religious clerics, wish for his death. Banned in his native country for his iconoclastic lyrics, the musician moves to Berlin while he, his band and manager navigate death threats and apostasy accusations. Director Till Schauder and his crew aren't afraid to immerse themselves into Najafi's precarious world. JN

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