Tribeca Film Festival 2022: 12 Most Anticipated Movies to Keep an Eye On

The Tribeca Film Festival 2022 has a program schedule full of movies big and small. However, it isn’t possible to see everything in one go. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting movies to check out at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022.

‘The Black Phone’

'The Black Phone' Ethan Hawke as The Grabber wearing a smiling demon mask and standing in a stairway
Ethan Hawke as The Grabber | Universal Pictures

The Black Phone tells the story of 13-year-old Finney Shaw (Mason Thames), who is abducted by a masked child killer (Ethan Hawke) and locked in a soundproof basement. Hope seems lost until a disconnected black phone begins to ring, which allows the boy to hear the voices of the serial killer’s previous victims. However, they plan for Finney to escape.

The Black Phone is having its New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 18. It rings into theaters on June 24.

‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

'Cha Cha Real Smooth' Cooper Raiff as Andrew and Dakota Johnson as Domino looking at each other in the doorway
L-R: Cooper Raiff as Andrew and Dakota Johnson as Domino | Apple TV+

Cha Cha Real Smooth follows a young man named Andrew (Cooper Raiff) soon after his college graduation. He can’t seem to find his life direction, but everything changes when he begins to work as a Bar Mitzvah party host. Andrew develops a close friendship with a mother (Dakota Johnson) and her autistic daughter (Vanessa Burghardt).

Cha Cha Real Smooth is making its New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 13. It slides into limited theaters and Apple TV+ on June 17.

‘Corner Office’

Corner Office stars Jon Hamm as Orson, a rigid office worker who discovers a secret room. This office satire plans to play with the audience in a way that is comedic, yet thought-provoking.

Corner Office is making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 9.

‘Don’t Make Me Go’

'Don't Make Me Go' John Cho as Max Park and Mia Isaac as Wally Park looking straight ahead in a car wearing their seatbelts
L-R: John Cho as Max Park and Mia Isaac as Wally Park | Amazon Prime Video

Don’t Make Me Go tells the story of a single father (John Cho) and his teenage daughter (Mia Isaac). They set off on a road trip after he tells her that he’s dying of a fatal brain tumor. However, the destination is to find the mother that abandoned her, as he begins to teach her the lessons of life along the way.

Don’t Make Me Go will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 13.

‘The Drop’

The Drop is described as a “cringe comedy” that explores the life of a married couple (Anna Konkle, Jermaine Fowler). However, their marriage is put on the line when one of them accidentally drops a baby during a tropical island wedding.

The Drop lands its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 11.

‘Family Dinner’

Family Dinner tells the story of a 15-year-old teenage girl who is self-conscious about her body weight. She decides to spend the holidays at her aunt’s farm with the goal of losing weight. However, this holiday horror flick makes a sudden turn for the worst when she discovers that things aren’t what they appear.

Family Dinner is having its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 10.

‘The Forgiven’

The Forgiven takes place over the course of a weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. David (Ralph Fiennes) and Jo (Jessica Chastain) are a married couple on the brink of divorce, taking this vacation as their last attempt to save their marriage. However, they’re forced to face their own demons after they accidentally hit and kill a young boy.

The Forgiven makes its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 14.

‘Halftime’

Halftime is a highly-anticipated music documentary following the iconic Jennifer Lopez. Amanda Micheli’s documentary specifically focuses on the entertainer’s major milestones and evolution as an artist. She explores the second half of Lopez’s career, but nothing is as easy as it seems.

Halftime will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 8. It will stream on Netflix starting on June 14.

‘The Integrity of Joseph Chambers’

The Integrity of Joseph Chambers centers on a family man named Joe (Clayne Crawford) who feels like he has something to prove. He wants to prove his worth as a man through his survivalist capabilities by heading into the woods alone to hunt deer. However, his loneliness in the wilderness begins to weigh on him.

The Integrity of Joseph Chambers has its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 9.

‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’

Jerry & Marge Go Large tells the true story of a couple named Jerry (Bryan Cranston) and Marge Selbee (Annette Bening). Their lives changed forever after winning the lottery. However, they planned to use their winnings to help revive their small town. Other folks had different plans.

Jerry & Marge Go Large makes its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 15.

‘Loudmouth’

Loudmouth is a documentary that explores Al Sharpton’s wild journey through his personal life as well as through his time as an activist and spiritual leader. The documentary takes viewers on a journey from his days as an 8-year-old preacher to a civil rights figure.

Loudmouth has its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 18.

‘Official Competition’

'Official Competition' Antonio Banderas as Félix Rivero and Penélope Cruz as Lola Cuevas sitting next to each other on the arm of a couch looking to the side
L-R: Antonio Banderas as Félix Rivero and Penélope Cruz as Lola Cuevas | Manolo Pavon/IFC Films

Official Competition follows a wealthy businessman, who hires a famous filmmaker (Penélope Cruz) to help make a smash hit film. She brings on the wildly popular Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and the respected Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez) to star in the lead roles. However, this comedy finds the two actors clashing in every way imaginable as they rehearse for the film.

Official Competition lands its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 on June 14. It hits theaters on June 17.

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