An often overlooked aspect of many a film festival is the opportunity to experience things are adjacent to film that exclusive of simply going to the theater, watching a film and walking out to ponder what you just saw.
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has LOTS to offer in this regard.
Unfortunately, my current schedule means that I will probably miss out many of the events, but if you are able to, I would suggest checking out what you can (subject to availability). Synopses and photos sourced from Tribeca Film Festival website.
4oth Anniversary Screening and Reunion: Taxi Driver (4/21)
In attendance: Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster and Cybil Shepherd.
The Festival Hub
The Man who Knew Infinity (Tribeca Talks After the Movie)
In 1913, a self-taught mathematics prodigy Ramanujan (Dev Patel) traveled from his home in India to Trinity College in Cambridge to study with the esteemed professor GH Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Hardy fights for Ramanujan to be recognized as the two struggle with prejudice, illness, and culture on the road to perfecting the theorems that changed the course of history of math.
Relationship Status (Special Screening debuting alongside the Tribeca Digital Creators Market. Includes a post-screening conversation with the creators).
Split between New York and LA, Relationship Status is an ensemble dramedy following an interweaving cast of 20 and 30 – somethings as they experience the highs and lows of dating in the digital age, all told through the lens of social storytelling. Featuring Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gilmore Girls), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Emma Bell (The Walking Dead) and Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars).
The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals
Benedikt Erlingsson brings us a world of imagination with a compendium of wonderful unseen archival footage of circus performers, cabaret acts, and fairground attractions. The films are set to a haunting electronic score composed by members of Sigur Rós in collaboration with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson.
- Andrea Arnold
- Alfonso Cuaron
- Baz Luhrmann w/ Nelson George
- Joss Whedon w/ Mark Ruffalo
- JJ Abrams w/ Chris Rock
Hey it’s TV time! Taking the small screen to the big screen. Screenings and conversations with the creatives behind shows such as The Night Manager (4/15), For the Love of Spock (4/18), Catastrophe (4/19) and Roots (4/21).
Check in tomorrow for my feature on the Short Film Programs!
In the meantime, happy festival-ing everyone!