For film nerds or classic cinema buffs, the annual Tribeca Film Festival is the place to be this spring. An annual tradition in New York since 2002, the Festival has become a prestigious and widely popular event for professionals and fans alike. This year’s Festival runs from April 17 – 28 and film showings are held through each day in various theatres across Tribeca. One of the premiere New York attractions to visit this spring, the Tribeca Film Festival is approaching fast. Take a look at our survey of some of the great stuff happening at the Festival this year.
The Tribeca Film Festival is a diverse international film festival that supports both emerging and established directors. Invested in promoting New York City’s reputation as a center for film production world-wide, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. There are 216 films being shown throughout the festival, from big-budget indies to grassroots originals, in all varying formats like documentaries, narratives, shorts, and feature films. Some spotlight films from this year’s festival include the documentary “Kiss the Water,” the story of Megan Boyd, the “fishing fly-maker extraordinaire,” and the feature film “The Machine,” a futuristic sci-fi piece about the construction of the perfect super soldier. After taking in a film or two, you can attend one of the Tribeca Talks series, like “New Filmmakers in the Digital Age,” or “Putting the “I” in “Film”.”
Films span all genres and themes, so you’re sure to find something that piques your interest. If you’re visiting New York with children, check out the Festival’s family-friendly selection of films. There’s even a selection of films sponsored and hand-selected by ESPN for all you sports lovers out there! Tickets are available for all shows and will be on sale soon at the Tribeca Film Festival website. Limited presale tickets are available now.
Another popular New York attraction for film lovers is the MOMA, which features a frequently changing series of film exhibitions. Current special showings include “The Weimar Touch,” an exhibit showcasing German films made during the Weimar Republic, and an exhibit on Filmmaker Magazine entitled, “Carte Blanche: Scott Macaulay and 20 Years of Filmmaker Magazine.” The Weimar film series will be showing until May 6, but the Filmmaker exhibit is only available until April 15 – so be sure to visit soon! The MOMA also features an ongoing series of contemporary artistic films called “Modern Mondays” and a circulating Film and Video Library. Refer to the MOMA calendar of events for upcoming film showings. Did you know that the MOMA’s commitment to film extends to preservation of classic and contemporary film? The Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center collects and studies film art, supporting the MOMA’s displays and preserving film history for generations to come.
Cinephiles take notice – this spring has plenty of cinema-friendly New York attractions on tap including the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival.