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.
Of the 216 films to be screened at the festival here are a few that are creating the most buzz in the film world. In the Spotlight Section is the film Adult World starring Emma Roberts and John Cusack, Almost Christmas starring Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti, Before Midnight, starring and written by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, and At Any Price with Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid, and many more. Documentaries that caught the eyes of the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 include Teenage directed by Matt Wolf, written by Jon Savage and Matt Wolf, explores how "teenagers" did not exist before the 20th century and the historical origin of the term and culture of said demographic throughout history and Red Obsession, directed and written by David Roach and Warwick Ross, and narrated by Russel Crowe, an Australian documentary about the impact China’s wine obsession has on French vineyards. Viewpoint films that are making waves includes Flex is Kings, directed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Nichols, follows the story of Brooklyn competitive dance performers, Kiss the Water directed by Eric Steel, takes viewers on a trip to the northern highlands of Scotland to explore the life of fishing-fly maker extraordinaire, Megan Boyd.
Tickets for the screenings have yet to be released but are slotted to go on sale soon.
A full listing of films featured at the Tribeca Film Festival can be found on their website.
The Tribeca Film Festival also features lots of fun free events for film lovers to enjoy. Among the free events is the popular Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day taking place on Saturday, April 27th. The event allows guest to enjoy sports-related activities that includes games, demos, and prize giveaways. Throughout the day popular New York athletes, mascots, and sports personalities are set to make guest appearances. Also on April 27th is the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair that “brings storytelling and film making to life” with a day full of talented performers including dancers, stilt walkers, Broadway performers, arts and crafts, face painters, puppet shows, live music, games, and loads more. The Street Fair will also include a new event, the Tribeca Food Feast with cake icing, meatball baking, and taste testing. Festival attendees can sample foods from neighborhood restaurants and select food vendors from around the city. This year the Tribeca Drive-In will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller The Birds, Tim Burton’s beloved 1988 comedy Beetlejuice, and “the most famous cat on the internet,” Lil Bub. The festival will also of course include a lineup of panels for the Tribeca Talks series which includes conversations with Clint Eastwood, Darren Aronofsky, Ben Stiller, Ellen Page, and more. Besides all of this, don't forget about all of the star-studded after parties that are sure to take over the neighborhood throughout the ten day event.
For exact locations and more details about the free events at the Tribeca Film Festival head to their events page.