7 Not-to-Miss Movies at this Year’s Tribeca Film Festival

With this year's Tribeca Film Festival underway, here is a list of seven fantastic films we can't wait to see in 2015.

The Adderall Diaries

Captained by the prolific and at times confounding James Franco, The Adderall Diaries is a bizarrely tinted view into the neuroses of a manic journalist named Stephen Elliott. Pamela Romanowsky dives into her directorial debut with a candid and dark crime memoir. The plot of the film is centered on the 2007 trial of Hans Reiser, a man accused of murdering his wife, and Elliott’s all-consuming obsession with the investigation. Franco is at home playing a “tortured artist” and his commitment to portraying Elliott’s deep-rooted issues concerning his checkered past, crippling writer’s block and damaged relationship with his estranged father is commendable. If the on-screen adaptation is anything like the gripping 2010 novel, this will be one of the festival’s most chilling entries. Showtimes Here.

ALMOST FAMOUS Onur Tukel (second from the right) and co-stars answers questions about making the film.
Opening At The Tribeca Film Festival: Summer Of Blood

It’s that time of the year again! The Tribeca Film Festival is officially under way and already, the movies are taking the city by storm! Having opened on Wednesday, April 16, this year, The Tribeca Film Festival will run until Sunday, April 27. While stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, and Dustin Hoffman are set to appear on the big screen throughout the festival, smaller, local films are already attracting full-house audiences.

Weekend Pick: Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival, one of the largest and most important film festivals in the world, is starting up again this weekend. The festival runs from the 17th to the 27th, and includes countless film screenings, shorts programs, panel discussions, even a drive-in series. You can check out the events listings here, and the film screenings here.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup of Speakers

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its full lineup of speakers and panel topics for this year's Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Innovation Week's Future of Film series. The lineup includes some of the most prolific and well-respected leaders in the film and entertainment Industry. Ron Howard, Lee Daniels, Aaron Sorkin, Alec Baldwin, and Bryan Cranston are just a few expected to lead discussions.

Ron Howard and Lee Daniels will discuss their careers during an inmate "Director Series" conversation.

Tribeca Film Festival Unveils Shorts Program

The Tribeca Film Festival released its short film line-up today, which includes a series of 58 short films in 9 themed programs. Of those films 29 are world premieres and most have never been screened in the U.S. These high-profile shorts will also have plenty of celebrity performances, including Danny DeVito, Sally Hawkins, Alfie Allen, and voiceover work from Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi and Fred Armisen.

Tribeca Film Festival To Present The World Premiere Of 'Time Is Illmatic'

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) gears up to open with the Time is Illmatic documentary on Wednesday, Apr. 16. The film follows the makings of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic. The premiere will be followed by a musical performance of the entire Illmatic LP by Nas himself. Time is Illmatic, is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker, and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. The 2014 TFF is presented by AT&T and will run throughout Apr. 27. Time Is Illmatic covers Nas’ musical influences and odds faced in crafting one of the best albums of hip-hop’s second golden era. The film also traces the musical legacy of the Jones family--handed down to the Nas, born Nasir Olu Bin Dara Jones by his Jazz musician father, Olu Dara, the support of his Queensbridge crew and the loyalty of his brother Jabari “Jungle” Fret.

Tribeca Film Festival

Film lovers across from the around the world will gathering in lower Manhattan April 17-28th for the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival helps filmmakers to reach the broadest audience possible and enables the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema. The festival which supports both emerging and established directors also helps to promote New York City as a major film making center. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will hold free events and movie screenings throughout the community.

A Taste of Argentina

Who doesn't like to enjoy some wine while getting a taste of what another country has to offer? On April 17th, The Wines of Argentina, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Consulate General in New York will host the 3rd Annual World Malbec Day, celebrating the iconic wines from Argentina.

The worldwide celebration will have events happening throughout New York, London, Los Angeles, and other big cities. Events will include wine tastings, tango performances, and a Malbec crush. New York will be hosting an invitation-only gala and tasting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will have wine industry executives, experts, and aficionados in attendance.

Checking in at the Tribeca Film Festival

The 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival has consumed NYC in a flurry of cinema, celebrity, and auteur stylings. With the proceedings in full swing, this past week has seen numerous events, screenings, and soirees in honor of this yearly cinematic celebration. At its core, this film fest strives to “enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." In that respect, the submissions are reflective of this progressive sentiment, with each subsequent year continually raising the caliber.

SCENETRACKER Sander Kleinenberg
The Week in Festivity

Weekends pass all too fast. Enamored within the momentary veneer of freedom, precious hours trickle through the cracks of our fingers like diamonds—leavings us barren, ragged, and downtrodden come the executioner’s call of Monday morning. Our proletarian grind leaves little to the imagination—essentially disillusion incarnate—thus, to soar beyond these insipid lots, we must continually push the boundaries of temperance and decency.

By seeking the cavernous expanses nestled within the night—the zeitgeists, the myriad sounds, the kindred souls seeking connection—only then is rejuvenation truly possible. In the tireless war against the corroding taint of ennui and listlessness, a proactive approach to revelry is the only salvation.