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The Most Talked-About Films for Tribeca Film Festival, 2015

04/21/2015 03:41 pm ET | Updated Jun 21, 2015

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(Jessica Biel as May in BLEEDING HEART Photographer: Aaron Epstein)

The recent diaspora of A-list actors and actresses away from solely signing to big budget films is palpable at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. For the 14th year in a row, the cultural center of Manhattan has shifted downtown as independent films and panel discussions, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Franco, Jessica Biel, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, Lake Bell, Russell Brand, Dakota Fanning, Richard Gere and more, run from the 15th to the 26th of April. Where today's most talked-about independent film is tomorrow's next box office hit, here is a round-up of the 14 must-see movies and notable events at #TFF2015.

The Most Talked About Films For Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Bleeding Heart

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Jessica Biel stars in Bleeding Heart as May, whose life is thrown out of balance when she decides to rescue her long-lost, haphazard sister, Shiva, from a life of prostitution and abuse.

The Adderall Diaries

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About a frustrated, drug-dependent writer who gets sucked into a murder case, The Adderall Diaries stars James Franco, Amber Heard and Cynthia Nixon.

Tribeca Talks Directors Series: George Lucas with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert hosts George Lucas for an in-depth interview about his career as a renowned director, producer and screenwriter.

Meadowland

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Starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Juno Temple and Elisabeth Moss, a couple spirals out of control after going through an unimaginable loss.

Franny

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Richard Gere joins Dakota Fanning in this drama about an eccentric, meddling man who weaves his way into the lives of a newly married couple.

Tribeca Talks: Harvey Weinstein In Conversation

The man behind some of the most recognizable names and faces in the film industry speaks about his life and successes.

A Ballerina's Tale

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This documentary charts the life of Misty Copeland, the first African-American female soloist in two decades to dance for the New York American Ballet Theatre Company.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

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The first fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana front man's life and career will show raw and unseen footage from home movies and recordings. The premiere will be followed by a panel with the director and Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love.

Apple Store Panel: Maggie

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Director of Maggie, Henry Hobson, speaks with Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the film, at the Apple Store downtown.

The Emperor's New Clothes

Actor and author, Russell Brand looks to expose economic inequality in this documentary film set in London and New York City.

Peggy Guggenheim -- Art Addict

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In her newest documentary, Lisa Immordino Vreeland features the colorful life of socialite and art collector, Peggy Guggenheim.

Live From New York!

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In honor of it's 40 year run, Live From New York! details the history and most memorable moments from the comedic powerhouse, Saturday Night Live.

Tribeca Talks After The Movie: Les Bosquets

In response to the film Les Bosquets, Sol Guy moderates a panel of artists including French photographer and artist, J R.

Closing Night Goodfellas

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This year, The Tribeca Film Festival has coined Goodfellas its closing night feature in honor of this iconic film's 25th anniversary. A panel with creators and cast members will follow the screening.

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