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2014 Tribeca Film Festival Brings Film and Fun to NYC in April


The festival includes the premieres of dozens of new films. Photo courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival.

April 2, 2014 - Taking place April 16-27, the Tribeca Film Festival is an annual celebration of film, music and culture, bringing the industry and community together through storytelling. During the festival, dozens of films will be screened along with an array of talks, Q&As and free events.

Among the “Made in NY” films selected to be a part of the festival are:

Filmmaker Victor Levin’s debut 5 to 7 depicts a young writer played by Anton Yelchin as he falls in love with a married woman and the limited hours they have to spend with each other.

In Every Secret Thing, Danielle Macdonald and Dakota Fanning play a pair of girls previously imprisoned after a baby went missing. Now released from prison and trying to regain their lives, secrets from the past are stirred up when another child goes missing.

Love Is Strange focuses on a Manhattan couple, played by John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, who are finally able to get married and see their relationship tested as a result.

In Begin Again, the festival’s closing night selection, Keira Knightley stars as a young musician whose boyfriend leaves her after he gains fame. A chance encounter with a former record label executive, played by Mark Ruffalo) sets her on a new path.

A number of free events will also take place throughout the festival. Tribeca Drive-In will screen family-friendly movies like Mary Poppins (April 17), Splash (April 18) and Next Goal Wins (April 19) on the waterfront plaza at Brookfield Place. The Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair will feature an exciting lineup of events, performances and activities for the whole family on April 26. The Tribeca Studios Backlot will transform a downtown street into an interactive movie set where visitors can get an up-close look at the elements that go into creating a film on location in New York City. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will have a presence on the “lot” with its “Made in NY” branded hot dog cart. Reps from the office will distribute information about Reel Jobs, resident FAQs, the “Made in NY” PA Training Program and more. Panels and discussions will focus on NYC as a location and feature content and personalities from NYC Media, New York City’s official television network.

Since 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,500 films from more than 80 countries. The festival has attracted an international audience of more than 4.5 million attendees and has generated an estimated $850 million in economic activity for New York City.

Visit tribecafilm.com for a full schedule of films and other events.

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