Lil Bub & Friendz: You say you never look at viral cat videos, but come on: You're a person alive now, so you do. Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner's compact little doc explores the mystique of cat memes—mewms?—like Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat and Grumpy Cat. More importantly, it chronicles the adventures of the Internet's beloved dwarf cat Lil Bub who, with her winsome eyes and caterpillar crawl, is surely the pick of the litter.

Lily: Tribeca is a New York festival, so it's fitting to cap off our list with a picture that's pure New York. In Matt Creed's modest, marvelous debut, Lily, the title character—played by newcomer Amy Grantham, who also co-wrote the script—fills her days by being a stepmom to two rambunctious kids, a girlfriend to a much older man, and an observant wanderer in the city. She stops to look at everyday things—an Asian woman picking through a litter basket for bottles, a crazy dude spouting bizarrely sage-sounding nonsense on the street—as if they weren't incidental to her life. Lily, it turns out, is also finishing up treatments for cancer (the story is based partly on Grantham's own experience), but don't think of it as a cancer movie. It's more about being alive to the world around you—in this case, a city that smells bad, costs too much, and teems with weird people—and never thinking for a minute you'd rather be anywhere else.

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
All
 
My Voice Nation Help
2 comments
mrpoizun1
mrpoizun1

Who is the young lady in the last pic (with the Z in it), and what movie is it from?

 

Now Showing

Find capsule reviews, showtimes & tickets for all films in town.

Powered By VOICE Places

Box Office

Scores provided by Rotten Tomatoes

Join My Voice Nation for free stuff, film info & more!

Loading...