'Little Boxes' is the can't-miss Tribeca Film Festival dramedy

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If for some reason you thought that the film world had run out of unique ways to touch an audience, Rob Meyer, director of 'Little Boxes', one of the most buzzed-about films being featured at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, is here to prove you wrong.

'Little Boxes' explores the ideas of identity, growing up, and defining who you are even if the people raising you don't seem to understand. Stars Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis and Armani Jackson are already wowing critics, catapulting 'Little Boxes' from an unknown indie flick to one of the must-see features at what might be the most prestigious film festival around.

"We live in a culture of YouTube comments, starting fights - but I hope this one starts conversations," says Meyer of the poignant purpose of the film. "Putting yourself in someone's shoes but knowing you can't put yourself in someone else's shoes."

There's something raw and beautiful about being alright with unanswered questions, especially when they're questions that hit so close to home. How far should we try to go to understand others' struggles, and when is it time to just accept that which we don't understand? 'Little Boxes' may not answer these questions, but it does the next best thing -- asks them.

Centered on a mixed-race family getting used to redefining themselves in small town life, 'Little Boxes' is a fresh take on family dramedy that will keep you captivated the whole time.

To hear more about the film, watch the video above to hear what filmmaker Rob Meyer had to say about its origins, why he loved the script, and what his second go-around at Tribeca Film Festival is like.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Jennifer Morrison attends 'Taxi Driver' 40th Anniversary Celebration during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at The Beacon Theatre on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour attends 'The First Monday In May' World Premiere during Opening Night of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Abbie Cornish attends the LAVENDER World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2016 on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for LAVENDER)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Actress Sienna Miller attends the premiere of 'High-Rise' at SVA Theatre during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends 'The First Monday In May' World Premiere during Opening Night of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Actress Jessica Biel attends the 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea' during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: NEW YORK, NY: Actress Katie Holmes attends the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival After Party For 'All We Had' sponsored By Bai Beverages At Vandal on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for 2016 Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Actress/producer Nicole Kidman attends 'The Family Fang' Premiere during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Viola Davis attends 'Custody' premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Rose Byrne attends the premiere of 'The Meddler' at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Susan Sarandon attends the premiere of 'The Meddler' at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Actress Zoe Kravitz attends the premiere of 'Vincent 'n' Roxxy' at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on APRIL 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
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