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The four films that had Tribeca buzzing -- ''Coffee and Cigarettes'' and David Duchovny's ''House of D'' are among the films everyone was talking about at the festival

THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL In Liz Mermin's engrossing documentary, cosmeticians open a school in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Status: Wellspring's release date TBA.

COFFEE AND CIGARETTES Director Jim Jarmusch's series of quirky, black-and-white vignettes features fab turns from an eclectic cast. Status: United Artists released in L.A. and NYC May 14.

HOUSE OF D David Duchovny's earnest directorial debut explores a friendship between a precocious 13-year-old (Anton Yelchin) and a mentally challenged janitor (Robin Williams). Status: Acquired by Lions Gate.

WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED Director Peter Gilbert's powerful documentary about 1954's Brown v. Board of Education marries archival footage and dramatic readings. Status: CameraPlanet Pictures and Discovery Docs released in selected cities May 14.

Originally posted May 21, 2004 Published in issue #766 May 21, 2004 Order article reprints
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