Tribeca Film Festival April 13-24

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Redefining the experience of film, this year’s Tribeca Film Festival offers a selection of over 100 films, 20 Virtual Realty and Interactive Installations, 40 talks and 15 special TV events


Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002, and without a doubt, it gets better every year. More than 3 million people will attend this year, which is the 15th in a row, to see where the spotlight has fallen in 2016, which foreign films, top films from big-name talent and great ones from up-and-comers. But that’s not all, there will be documentaries, indie features and several unique events which will make this year’s Tribeca Film Festival the most exciting yet.


The Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place in Lower Manhattan at a series of venues, will open on 13 April and run until the 24th. Audiences will enjoy a new way of experiencing film. For instance, as the film The Bomb is projected onto huge floor-to-ceiling screens, the band The Acid will perform a live score in the middle of the space, offering a one-of-a-kind experience.


Every year, a highlight of the Festival is the opening night, and this year is no different. On April 13, the film The First Monday in May, will be screened. Those in the know are aware that this date is when the annual Met Ball is on the calendar. This fundraiser, which is chaired by no other than Anna Wintour who assists in raising funds for the Costume Institute and fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. Not only will the privileged few invited to the event get a look at some of the spectacular red-carpet gowns worn to the Ball, it will also feature the exquisitely styled show at the 2015 event, entitled China: Through the Looking Glass, which was curated by Andrew Bolton.

The First Monday in May is directed by Andrew Rossi, who also created the excellent New York Times documentary called Page One: Inside the New York Times.  



Some of the highlights of the Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday 14 April

3pm Tribeca Talks at SVA – Patti Smith with Ethan Hawke

5pm Tribeca Tune-in at SVA Grace and Frankie

Some of the movies showing today: As I open my eyes, After Spring, Win!, Pistol Shrimps, Perfect Strangers, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea


Friday 15 April

9pm Festival Hub opening night (6th floor)

Some of the movies showing today: Wolves, Strike a Pose, Magnus, All this Panic, Little Martinez, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Night School


Saturday 16 April

Some of the movies showing today: The Fixer, The Ticket, Bad Rap, As I Open my Eyes, Solitary, Detour, Little Boxes, California, Shadow World


Sunday 17 April

Some of the movies showing today: Dreamland, The Tenth Man, Poor Boy, Command and Control, The Banksy Job, Midsummer in Newtown, A Kind of Murder, Custody


Monday 18 April

5pm Tribeca Tune-in at SVA – For the love of Spock

Some of the movies showing today: The Last Laugh, Between Us, Mother, Poor Boy, Lavender, Houston We have a Problem, Don’t Think Twice, Elvis & Nixon


Tuesday 19 April

Some of the movies showing today: Don’t look Down, Keepers of the Game, Betting on Zero, The Human Thing, Vincent N Roxxy, Dreamland


Wednesday 20 April

4pm: Tribeca Talks at SVA – Francis Ford Coppola with Jay McInerney

Some of the movies showing today: 14 Minutes from Earth, High-rise, My Scientology Movie, Junction 48, Nerdland, The Meddler, Rebirth, The Phenom, The Happy Film, Courted, A Hologram for the King


Thursday 21 April

Some of the movies showing today: Tickling Giants, Our City my Story, As I open my Eyes, Children of the Mountain, Burden, Reset, My Blind Brother, Untouchable, High-Rise, Taxi Driver


Friday 22 April

8pm at Festival Hub – Shot! The Psycho-spiritual Mantra of Rock

Some of the movies showing today: Mr Church, King Cobra, Poor Boy, Do not Resist, Burden, Command and Control


Saturday 23 April

Some of the movies showing today: Betting on Zero, Life Animated, 14 Minutes from Earth, Memories of a Penitent Heart, Between us, Geezer


Sunday 24 April

12.30 to 9pm: Award Screenings

Some of the movies showing today: Keepers of the Game, Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray, Fear Inc, Mr Church, Almost Paris, King Cobra, Here Alone

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