One of the world’s most spectacular film festivals will be back in New York next week starting Wednesday, April 18th. The Tribeca Film Festival has been a staple in Downtown New York since 2002 and now, in its 11th year, is expected to draw upwards of 3 million people.
The festival, which is the brainchild of Academy Award winning actor and Director Robert De Niro, is known for showcasing some of the year’s best documentary, narrative and short films. The festival gives out awards in all of these categories, but also holds a competition for New York films to showcase its host city.
While Tribeca primarily shows indie films, the festival has been known to host premiere events to major studio movies, including “The Interpreter” with Nicole Kidman and “Baby Mama” With Tina Fey. This year it has been announced that superhero blockbuster “The Avengers,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson among others, will close the Tribeca Film Festival.
Tickets packages are on sale now and single showing tickets for American Express Customers go on sale Tomorrow at Noon. Non-American Express card holders have to wait until Monday, April 16 to buy tickets. For more ticketing information, or to see this year’s film guide, follow the links to their Official Website.
Our downtown loop bus tour runs right through the heart of Tribeca, so if you have tickets to a show, hop-off for the movie and then hop back on to the next bus when the screening is finished!