Tribeca Film Festival



Spring has come to New York City but even with the nicer weather that comes with it, any serious moviegoer will be spending much of their free time inside to watch the line-up of movies playing at the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, which runs this year from Wednesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 27.

For the second year in a row, Tribeca is kicking off the festivities with a music-based doc, this time showcasing rapper Nas, whose debut album "Illmatic" dropped twenty years ago. Nas and other artists reflect on the impact of that debut album in multimedia artist One9's Time is Illmatic, which will premiere at New York's legendary Beacon Theater followed by Nas performing the album in its entirety.

Jason Bateman has signed on to narrate Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary, which is scheduled to have its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the SVA Theater in New York City.

While Irish filmmaker John Carney's breakout film Once never played at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007--oddly, his retro sci-fi follow-up Zonad did--they're making up for it this year by giving his new movie Begin Again (formerly "Can A Song Save Your Life?") the closing night slot for this year's 13th annual film festival. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, and Adam Levine from "The Voice" and Maroon 5, it will have its U.S. premiere on Saturday, April 26th at the BMCC Tribeca PAC theater.

It's that time of year again and what's becoming one of New York's premiere film festivals, the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), is getting ready to kick off the spring, running from April 16 to April 27, with the announcement of the full line of films playing both in competition and outside competition.

As with last year's premiere of the doc Mistaken for Strangers about the rock group The National, the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival will also be kicking off with the world premiere of a music-related doc, this time being Time is Illmatic about rapper Nas and the making of is his debut album "Illmatic," which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The premiere will be followed by a special performance by Nas.

Brothers. As hard as it may be sometimes, you gotta love ‘em, and the dynamic between brothers may be one of the most interesting aspects of any family situation, whether it's a true family, military forces or a rock band. If you're the older brother, you feel protective of your younger brother but also generally annoyed by their tagalong attitude. If you're the younger brother, maybe you feel a need to live up to your older brother's expectations while getting out from under his shadow.

On Wednesday April 17, the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks into high gear with the Opening Night Gala Mistaken for Strangers and over the next 11 days, New York City is going to be the film hub of the country as various theaters in Tribeca, Chelsea and the East Village are packed with dramas, comedies, thrillers, documentaries and short films, many which haven't been seen elsewhere.

We're going to focus on the movies getting their World Premieres at Tribeca, which is actually a huge number of movies. While we're not sure how many of these we'll have a chance to see, we've chosen 18 movies playing at Tribeca looking for distribution and hopefully getting enough audience support that they'll eventually be released theatrically.


The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the full line-up for this year's 12th annual festival which runs between April 17 and April 28, including 24 films in competition in the Narrative and Documentary categories, 33 films in the Spotlight section and eight films in the Midnight section, the latter kicking off with the World Premiere of Marina de Van's French horror film Dark Touch.

Highlights in the Spotlight section are a number of films getting their World Premiere including Clark Gregg's Trust Me, Neil LaBute's Some Velvet Morning, starring Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve, Scott Coffey's Adult World starring Emma Roberts and Phil Morrison's Almost Christmas starring Pauls Rudd and Giamatti.

This year's Tribeca Film Festival will be running from April 17 to 28 and the annual New York-based festival has begun to announce the movies that will be showcased with the announcement of its Opening Night movie, which is the world premiere of Mistaken for Strangers, a documentary executive produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry (Racing Dreams) that documents the 2010 world tour by Brooklyn rock group, The National, directed by frontman Matt Berninger's younger brother Tom Berninger who was brought on as a roadie for that tour.

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