Tribeca film festival: only seven days until its beginning


Where else would you rather have a movie festival than New York? Surprisingly, nobody before Robert De Niro thought New York would be the perfect place to welcome mostly independent movies from all around the world and celebrate them, make them known to the East Coast audience, during a proper 10 days festival.

Now, 12 years later, the festival has become more and more famous, mostly thanks to the quality of the movies selected and obviously thanks to the support of its creator, Robert De Niro.

What will you see this year at the Festival? Well, four categories will be presented: Narratives, Documentaries, Features and Shorts for a total of 216 films. Everybody can find something they like. All the subjects are treated, from eating disorders to cancer, from friendship to love affairs, from escaping the world to living one’s life at the fullest… everything is shown at Tribeca.

Some movies will feature Hollywood’s finest like Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid in the movie At Any Price, or Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti in Almost Christmas, others will have a cast mostly unknown to the audience, the most important thing being the story, the message this films pass on.

Of course, the USA are not the only one represented during these 10 days of festival. Five Italian movies will be shown in New York : Alberi, a short directed by Michelangelo Frammartino, Alì Blue Eyes, a feature directed by Claudio Giovannesi, The Director by Christina Voros for the documentary section, Light Plate by Josh Gibson in the short documentary category and The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars directed by Edoardo Ponti in the short narrative category.

During the festival, people will also be able to watch revised editions of movies like And The Band Played On released on 1993 and directed by Roger Spottiswoode about AIDS in the early ‘90s. Tim Burton’ s fan will be pleased to watch Beetlejuice on the big screen and for those who miss the great master of thriller Hitchcock, a one-night screening event of The Birds will take place on April 18th.

The Festival will close with a newly restored edition of Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. The movie was originally released in 1983 and it celebrates this year its 30th anniversary.

Obviously, this is a microscopic part of the Festival. You can find anything you want to know about the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival on  

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