Arts & Entertainment

2019 Tribeca Film Festival

You have probably heard of the Tribeca Film Festival many times, but what exactly is this annual cinematic event?

The Tribeca Film Festival, founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, and Craig Hatkof, was first held in 2001 in the Tribeca neighborhood as a response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Today, the festival brings hundreds of thousands of filmmakers, artists, innovators, and creators to NYC. They embrace and review forms of film, television, online work, virtual reality, artificial reality, and music videos.

This year, The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival will be held from Wednesday, April 25th to Sunday, May 5th at various theatres in Lower Manhattan. This list includes The Tribeca PAC, Beacon Theatre, Regal Cinemas Battery Park, SVA Theatre, The Apollo Theatre, The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Theatre, Tribeca Festival Hub, and the Village East Cinema. Tickets to enter the festival must be bought online or over the phone (646-502-5296) and range from $26 to an ultra premium $365 option.

Movies of all different genres will be showed, especially feature films, documentaries, and short films. Some issues and topics that will be viewed include discussion of the way Americans view sexuality, the artistic process of musicians, scientific advances in neurology, and even a film about the skill of competitive eating. The list of heavily anticipated films includes “After Parkland” (a documentary about the aftermath of the Parkland shooting), “The Apollo” (a film that covers the history of this historic theatre), and “Ballet After Dark” (a short film that looks at the use of dance therapy for sexual assault victims). Even if you dislike film, there are multiple open forums and talks with industry professionals, as well as gaming and virtual reality centers. Many panel discussions and certain screenings are free with the purchase of a festival ticket.

In the end, even if you are not a movie buff, The Tribeca Film Festival has something for you. Enjoy a day out in Tribeca with your friends and catch up on current social, political, scientific, and cultural issues and developments. Do not miss out on a chance to take part in this international event that brings together people from all walks of life