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Tribeca Film Fest: Friday Night Best Bets

Simbarashe Simbarashe
April 20th, 2012 10:41am EDT

If you’re one of the early-bird New Yorkers keen on getting your Tribeca fix this weekend (that is, before word-of-mouth spreads like a virus and turns rush queues into never-ending links), here are some films you’ll be sure to thank me for that are happening tonight:


GOONIES (8PM, Tribeca Drive-In)

GOONIES

If you missed the outdoor screening of Jaws last night, have no fear! Friday night will see one of the epic adventures from the 80s, Goonies, on a giant screen World Trade Financial Center piers. As an added bonus, this is a free event making it perfect for a fun date or the entire family.

 

UNA NOCHE (7PM, CLEARVIEW CINEMAS CHELSEA)

UNA NOCHE

A pair of siblings and their friend navigate through the streets of Havana on a random, hot day with one thing in mind: escapism. Though the three youngsters have very different ideas of what that means, fate propels them to the inevitable conclusion that escaping Cuba is the answer.  Director Lucy Mulloy crafts a story so tender and poignant it will stay with you for a while. 

 

THE RUSSIAN WINTER (8:30PM, AMC LOEWS VILLAGE)

THE RUSSIAN WINTER

I’ll have much, much more about this next week, but let me say this now: the documentary on John Forte as he tours Russia is outstanding. For those of you who are into music, but especially hip-hop and folk heads, this is your film. 

Photo Credits: (c) Tribeca Film Festival


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