Tribeca Film Festival

At every film festival, there's almost always a new name or face or performance on everyone's lips, but there also always seems to be one familiar actor who happens to appear in a number of films playing the festival. At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, the 13th year for the festival started by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal falling the events of 9/11, you probably won't be able to see too many movies without catching one in which Nikki Reed appears.

First making a name for herself in Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, which she co-wrote, Reed is best known in recent years for playing Rosalie Hale, a member of the vampiric Cullen family in "The Twilight Saga." This year's Tribeca Film Festival returns her to her indie roots with three very different films: the sports comedy Intramural, directed by Andrew Disney, the Joss Whedon-penned In Your Eyes from director Brin Hill, and Gillian Greene's Murder of a Cat opposite Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods).

The film set to premiere this weekend during the Tribeca Film Festival, director Brin Hill's In Your Eyes -- which boasts a screenplay by Joss Whedon -- has brought online its first three minutes. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of EW.

On Wednesday night, April 16, the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival anointed a new venue with its Opening Night Gala of One9 and Erik Parker's Nas documentary Time is Illmatic, premiering at New York's legendary Beacon Theatre, followed by a performance by Nas, running though his entire debut album "Illmatic."

The film's premiere started over a half hour late but by the time it began, the Beacon was packed with Nas collaborators and peers, film and music press from every major outlet as well as a few hundred fans lucky enough to get their hands on the elusive tickets.

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.

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