8 movies you need to see at the Tribeca Film Festival

Jason Guerrasio

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off Thursday with 11 days filled with flashy red carpet premieres and under-the-radar indie gems.

But what if you’re not in the New York area to take part?

The good news is a handful of titles from this year’s fest will be coming to a theater near you in the coming months.

Let’s take a look.

1. “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”

Why you should see it: Brett Morgen has wowed audiences for years with his fresh approach to docs. Just look at the dazzling effects in "The Kid Stays in the Picture" or the animated doc "Chicago 10." It’s safe to say his look at Cobain will be full of originality.

In Theaters: April 24 (on HBO May 4)

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2. “Good Kill”

Why you should see it: Hawke is tailor made for these kinds of roles and the film sheds light on the anxiety drone pilots endure.

In Theaters: May 15

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3. “Angry Sky”

Why you should see it: Since the director of this documentary is Jeff Tremaine, one of the creators of “Jackass,” you know you’re in store for a gonzo trip.

Airs On: ESPN’s 30 for 30 series June 8

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4. “Grandma”

Why you should see it: If Tomlin’s performance isn’t enough, the film is directed by Paul Weitz (“About A Boy”) and has a great supporting cast that includes Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, and Sam Elliott.

In Theaters: TBA 2015

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5. “Hungry Hearts”

Why you should see it: The gripping performances by Rohrwacher and Driver led them to receive Best Actor awards at the Venice Film Festival.

In Theaters: June 5

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6. “Maggie”

Why you should see it: Schwarzenegger delivers one of his first dramatic performances. This could be a turning point for the actor who has been trying to make a comeback on screen unsuccessfully in action-centric films.

In Theaters: May 8

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7. “Sleeping With Other People”

Why you should see it: It will be filled with raunchy humor from director Leslye Headland, who brought us “Bachelorette.”

In Theaters: TBA 2015

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8. “Slow West”

Why you should see it: Fassbender was born to play a cowboy.

In Theaters: May 15

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