One day at a time for Tribeca

Uncertainty remains in face of Covid-19 pandemic

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T
Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I contacted the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday to see if they were going to postpone or cancel, I received the following response:

“We are tracking the COVID19 (coronavirus) situation closely. If we receive pertinent information that requires us to make any changes to the Tribeca Film Festival taking place from April 15-26, we will provide an updated statement. As of right now, there are no direct impacts to our festival.” - Tribeca Spokesperson

The world première of Mary Wharton’s Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President is presently scheduled to open the festival on April 15 at the Beacon Theatre, with live performances including Willie Nelson with Paul Shaffer as musical director following the screening. The Beacon Theatre has 2,894 seats. In New York there are discussions going on about whether to close cinemas and other venues.

There are currently 62 confirmed cases in the city. Covid-19 has now been formally declared a pandemic.

New York City is taking it one day at a time, as is the Tribeca Film Festival.

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