The Tribeca Film Festival is the monolith of Lower Manhattan. For just over a decade, in response to the September 11th attacks, musicians, filmmakers, and artists have come together making this one of the most highly regarded art festivals in the world.
April 18, 2012 marks the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff as they offer a plethora of screenings, panels and special events this year. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, visit their festival guide and schedule to peruse the vast amounts of options.
If you’re wondering what kinds of things you’d see at Tribeca, look no further. Here a few highlights you may want to take the day off for.
April 19th, 2012
Don’t miss this free screening of Spielberg’s classic thriller blockbuster that made an entire generation get out of the water.
April 21st, 2012
Film, like any art form takes years to perfect style. There are over 90 films in archives that experiment in different visual and narrative styles. Followed by conversations with avant-gard filmmakers.
April 23rd, 2012
Watch history in the making with a presentation of projects that redefine the film medium through digital technology.
A film isn’t always a two-hour blockbuster with explosions, and a lot of the incredible films you’ll find at Tribeca aren’t going to make you wish you went to the bathroom before hand. The narratives this year range from short 6 minute clips to feature length films. Look out for these new releases.
Dir. Julie Delpy. 91 minutes.
A follow up to Delpy’s 2 Days In Paris, we find Delpy’s character, Marion with her new hipster boyfriend played by Chris Rock in this comedic look at a couple with kids from prior relationships
Dir. Campbell Hooper. 9 minutes.
On his way to a statistics conference, John Wilkins is the victim of a freak accident, sucked out of a plane when an emergency door fails mid-flight at 43,000 Feet.
Dir. Travis Fine. 97 Minutes.
Alan Cumming is a gay man in a relationship with a closeted public figure. After taking. They soon find themselves battling a biased legal system in order to adopt a neglected young boy.
Tribeca also hosts screening of major Hollywood films and this year is huge with their showing of the long awaited The Avengers.
Tribeca Film Fest isn't just for New Yorkers, visitors embark from all over the world to enjoy the illustrious Manhattan backdrop which means there are plenty of event-related things to check out.
This interactive map will show you around the island while you pop in and out of screenings and panels. Take full advantage as the city welcomes guests to experience this annual celebration of the arts!