The year is 1984, and Brazil is on the cusp of massive political change. Estela is a high school woman preparing to travel to California to visit her uncle, who is a music journalist and pop-culture connoisseur. "California" tells a nostalgic coming-of-age story very much of a moment in time, but also speaking to universal experiences of family, love and growing up.
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff to celebrate New York City as a major film-making city and to help the city in its long-term recovery from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It has screened more than 1,400 films from over 80 countries since the first festival in 2002.