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The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff after the attacks on the World Trade Center "to help economically and culturally revitalise Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture."
Now in its eighth year, it has expanded to include additional venues across Manhattan. It will show 85 feature and 46 short films.
This year's festival opened with Woody Allen's Whatever Works.
View Films by Strand:
- Discovery Section
- Restored and Rediscovered
- World Documentary Features
- World Narrative Feature Films
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Documentary on the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock and No Wave in late Seventies downtown New York.
A writer is haunted by the living.
The struggles of a dysfunctional family in the years following a tragic accident.
Retro suspense thriller centers on a cash-strapped college girl who answers a babysitting ad only to gradually unravel the horrifying secret behind why she was truly hired.
Profile of Eighties New York art scene enfant terrible, Mark Kostabi.
A cellist comes to terms with love and loss after he switches professions to deal with the dead.
Eric Bana's debut documentary traces his love affair with his Ford XB Falcon Coupe.
Two long-time confidants negotiate feelings and friendships during their college break.
Pornography is made subject to philosophy in this speculative art film.
Tribeca Film Festival Features
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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