Tribeca Film Festival
The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival takes over Manhattan showing nearly 100 films this year.
Tribeca is renowned for being a launching pad for indie films and documentaries and this year is no different with a roster that includes "Whitney. Can I Be Me" a documentary about the late Whitney Houston and "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson" that shines a light on the prominent trans activist.
This year's lineup includes 98 films and in recent years they've expanded to include TV and digital platforms including Snapchat Shorts, a new official category. The films set to premiere star Burt Reynolds, Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Jon Hamm, Al Pacino and Debra Winger among others with documentaries about Frank Serpico and Gilbert Gottfried. Notable Spotlight Narrative titles include Cate Blanchett's tour-de-force Manifesto where she plays 13 different roles, Buster’s Mal Heart, starring Mr. Robot's Rami Malek and The Dinner starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney from I'm Not There screenwriter Oren Moverman.
The Tribeca Talks: Directors Series will feature Jon Favreau in conversation with Scarlett Johansson while Bruce Springsteen with Tom Hanks will participate in the Tribeca Talks: Storytellers Series among several other acclaimed directors and creators. For the first time, the Festival will feature a Virtual Reality Premiere Talk Event with The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail. Tribeca Talks: Master Class returns with a focus on specific sectors of the filmmaking process including cinematography with Ellen Kuras best known for her work in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Tickets are $21 for evenings/weekend, $12 for matinee, $30 for Tribeca TV and $40 for Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Immersive.