Tuesday, April 12, 2016


The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival  presented by AT&T begins on April 13th and runs through April 24th.  The fest, which was founded by Robert DeNiro and his production partner, Jane Rosenthal, has expanded beyond the Manhattan neighborhood with screenings throughout the city from Battery Park, Chelsea and Long Island City.

There will be over a hundred features and documentaries presented as well as seventy-two short films, forty panel talks and over twenty virtual reality and interactive installations. One highlight will be a 40th anniversary film screening and cast reunion of "Taxi Driver" on April 21st that will feature a discussion with Mr. DeNiro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd, along with writer Paul Schrader and director Martin Scorsese.

Some world premieres include Tom Twyker’s "A Hologram For The King" with Tom Hanks in an adaptation of the Dave Eggers' novel, "First Monday in May", a documentary about the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition about Chinese-inspired Western fashions, "Reset" focuses on choreographer Benjamin Millepied and his work with the Paris Opera Ballet, "The Last Laugh" is a doc that explores comedians attempting to find humor on the subject of the Holocaust and "Pelé: Birth of a Legend", a feature film on the life of one of the world's greatest soccer players.

There will also be a collection of films directed by actors including Katie Holmes ("All We Had"), Danny DeVito ("Curmudgeons"), Demetri Martin ("Dean"), Mike Birbiglia ("Don't Think Twice"), Jason Bateman ("The Family Fang") and Ricky Gervais ("Special Correspondents").

For the complete list of films and events, please click:  2016 Tribeca Film Festival