5 Unique Documentaries Showing at the Tribeca Film Festival

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The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off in New York City on Wednesday. While the event isn’t known for attaining films quite the quality of level of festivals like Sundance and Cannes, it does have a quirky and inclusive charm, and it tends to land some interesting documentaries. Here’s a look at five unique and bizarre documentaries being shown at Tribeca, which runs through April 27.

1. Famous Nathan

Famous Nathan tells of the story of Coney Island, New York City, and the great American tradition of a family owned business by exploring the story of Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters. Nathan’s hot dog stands are considered a New York City icon and are almost synonymous with Coney Island. The business was founded by immigrants and grew quickly, bringing some members of the family closer together and driving some apart. Director Lloyd Handwerker is the grandson of famous Nathan, and so gives a unique and intimate look into almost 100 years of his family’s history and the history of New York City, using the hot dog as a lens.

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