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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.

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Tribeca Latest Reviews

Blank City
Blank City
Documentary on the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock and No Wave in late Seventies downtown New York.
An astronaut starts to lose the plot at the end of a mission to the moon - but is there something else going on? Plus read our exclusive interview with
The Eclipse
The Eclipse
A writer is haunted by the living.
Accidents Happen
Accidents Happen
The struggles of a dysfunctional family in the years following a tragic accident.
The House Of The Devil
The House Of The Devil
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.
Con Artist
Con Artist
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.
Love The Beast
Love The Beast
Eric Bana's debut documentary traces his love affair with his Ford XB Falcon Coupe.
The Exploding Girl
The Exploding Girl
Two long-time confidants negotiate feelings and friendships during their college break.
The Girlfriend Experience
The Girlfriend Experience
Pornography is made subject to philosophy in this speculative art film.
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Tribeca Festival Features

Was the place to be
Celine Danhier on Downtown 81, Maripol, Eric Mitchell, Cookie Mueller and Otto Preminger
Shooting for the Moon
Duncan Jones talks exclusively about shooting his hyper-low budget sci-fi film.
Tribeca Film Festival: Days Eight and Nine
Fish Eyes, Serious Moonlight, When We Were Beautiful, plus a flash of brilliance and award-winning shorts.
Tribeca Film Festival: Days Six and Seven
Catching Departures, The Eclipse, TiMER, Fish Child... and a cold.
Tribeca Film Festival: Day Five
Handsome Harry, a chat with Jamey Sheridan, plus Josh Lucas and Michael Cuesta's Tell Tale.
Kirby Dick explains his Outrage
The director reveals what motivated him to spotlight closeted and hypocritical US politicians in his latest film.
Tribeca Film Festival Diary Days Three and Four
Kirby Dick's Outrage, Newsmakers, Jose Padhila on Garapa and Meat Without Feet.
Tribeca Film Festival Diary 2009: Days One and Two
The fest and the future, Swimsuit Issue, Here And There, About Elly, Stay Cool and a brush with My Last Five Girlfriends.
Loopy Politics
Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison and Armando Iannucci tell us what making In The Loop was like for them.
Getting In The Loop
James Gandolfini and Mimi Kennedy talk about their roles in Armando Iannucci's satire.

Tribeca Festival News

Amelia to open Doha Tribeca Film Festival
Hilary Swank starrer about aviation pioneer to kick off inaugural festival.
Tribeca announces jury awards
About Elly and Racing Dreams win top gongs.
My Life In Ruins to close Tribeca
Nia Vardalos starrer gets special presentation
Tribeca is living on a prayer
New Bon Jovi biopic to headline at the festival.
Tribeca announces short film programme
Festival selects 46 films to be shown across six showcases.
Tribeca announces films in competition
Narrative, Documentary and Discovery strands revealed.
Whatever Works for Tribeca
Woody Allen's latest to get world premiere at New York festival.
Gilmore quits Sundance for Tribeca
Festival Director leaves Institute after 19 years.
Tribeca Film Institue announces first Sloan Filmmaker Fund recipients
Five projects benefit to the tune of $110,000.

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