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Tribeca Film Festival: 3 Films To Catch On April 25

4/25/2013 11:46am EDT
Harmony Lessons
The Tribeca Film Festival marches on today (Thursday) with a full slate of films that will be screening at several locations downtown in New York. If you're one of the lucky people who aren't tied down to an office desk today, you may want to try your hand at one of the many matinee shows (since everyone will be at work, your chances of getting rush tickets are much, much better). With that, note that two of the three films screening today are matinees!

Note: all three films will be showing today at Clearview Cinemas in Chelsea. For rush tickets, it's best to arrive at the venue one hour p...

3 Must See Films At Tribeca: 'Teenage,' 'Trust Me,' & 'Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic'

4/24/2013 1:57pm EDT
If you live in New York, today marks the day when the Tribeca Film Festival gets serious. All of the films have played once, word of mouth becomes supreme currency and the rush lines start queuing earlier than ever before. Tickets to the festival are in extremely limited supply and—granted—aren’t cheap. So you want to check out one of the better films showing but aren’t quite sure what to see? I’m here to help! Below are three films screening tonight worth seeing:

Note: If you don’t have tickets, you can still rush; your best bet is to show up to the venue playing your film of choice 1 hou...

Tribeca: Zac Efron, Heather Graham Headline 'At Any Price' Premiere

4/21/2013 10:01am EDT
zac efron, at any price premiere
Young hearthrob Zac Efron joined co-stars Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham for the premiere of At any Price at the Tribeca Film Festival. The tent was packed with young, eager fans waiting to catch a glimpse of High School Musical alum. 

The film is about the gregarious businessman Henry Whipple (Quaid) who runs a successful midsize seed-farming empire in the robust farm country of rural Iowa, a legacy in which he takes great pride and hopes to someday leave to his son, Dean (Efron). But rebellious Dean has big dreams of becoming a racecar driver and no interest in carrying on the business ...

2013 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off With Premiere Of 'Mistaken For Strangers'

4/18/2013 12:00pm EDT
Robert Di Nero
The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival got off to a rockin' start last night with the world premiere of the film "Mistaken for Strangers," a rockumentary following the indie band The National. The star-studded event was held at New York's downtown BMCC; guests included festival co-founder Robert Di Nero, Liza Minnelli, Adam Goldberg and Mira Sorvino.

The city's staple independent film festival runs from now through April 28th. Limited tickets are still available at

Check out the trailer and more photos from the premiere.

The National

Riley Keough


HBO Documentary Marks 120 Years of Fashion 'In Vogue'

12/6/2012 12:30pm EST
In 2012, I did something I hadn’t done in twelve years: I travelled the Fashion Week circuit. New York, London, Paris, back again . . . Fashion Week might be about the presentations of new collections for the forthcoming fall and spring seasons, but at its very core, it’s a revolving circus of style. To be more specific: the very best style on the planet. The best-dressed people on the planet are present, the truly elite in women and menswear, which would include the models, the photographers, the designers, and of course the fashion editors. Images from all of the shows and from the street...

Robert Downey Jr. Steals The Show At 'The Avengers' Premiere To Close Out Tribeca Film Fest

4/30/2012 12:30pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr
The closing weekend of the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival went out with an epic bang worthy of superheroes. The Friday night premiere of Queen: Days of Our Lives was entertaining and funny (who knew drummers could be funny?). One of the best bits came when the band described how "Another One Bites the Dust" came about--Roger Taylor explains that John Deacon came up with the baseline; the band thought it was great and they all took a break by going out to pizza, only to find that he'd forgotten his part when they returned. But Taylor remembered!

The first part of the doc was especially ...

Queen And 'The Avengers' Assemble To Headline Closing Weekend At Tribeca

4/27/2012 12:26pm EDT
Queen: Days of Our Lives
The Tribeca Film Festival closes this weekend with a duo of powerhouse flicks that are certain to be all the talk Monday morning. The festivities kick off tonight at 9:30pm with the mother of all rockumentaries, Queen: Days of Our Lives. Legendary guitarist Brian May is scheduled to make an appearance on the red carpet. (BMCC, 9:30pm)

The big show will come Saturday night with the premiere of The Avengers. There has already been so much awesome buzz about this film that Tribeca curiously held many of the available presale tickets. Rush tonight if you can, but you’ll want ...

Notes From Tribeca: Come And Get 'Mansome' With Jason Bateman, Will Arnett And Morgan Spurlock

4/27/2012 10:39am EDT
I don’t know why documentaries always have to be so serious. Thank god for Morgan Spurlock. The man who brought us Super Size Me and Freakonomics is back with perhaps his funniest path to discovery yet. Mansome is exactly what it sounds like—an education course in male pampering and grooming.

Anchored by Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, Spurlock takes us through the different facets of prettying up in the new century. From waxing to moustaches, we get differing perspectives of male hair from today’s leading experts and celebrities such as Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis...

Tribeca Notes 4/26: Rob Lowe's 'Knife Fight' A Success, '2 Days In New York' To Premiere

4/26/2012 11:20am EDT
Rob Lowe
The premiere of Rob Lowe's Knife Fight last night was a rousing success. It was well-written, funny, and smart. One of the more enjoyable experiences I've had screening thus far at Tribeca.

If you’re looking to rush the ticket line tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival, there are a pair of powerful documentaries playing that are worth your time. the first is Planet of Snail, the story of a blind/deaf Korean man who happens to be an aspiring writer and his tiny, handicapped wife. The most heartwarming scene of all the films playing at Tribeca might just be in this film, when the couple mu...

Notes From Tribeca: 'Glee' Fans Check Out Chris Colfer's 'Struck By Lighting,' And More

4/25/2012 4:58pm EDT
Struck By Lightning
There are many great films this year at Tribeca, though I’m still waiting for the one. This morning I attended the press screening of Struck By Lightning, written and directed by Glee’s Chris Colfer. The story, about a teenager navigating high school while dealing with a manic-depressive mother and building anxiety of one particular college acceptance letter during the final days of his life (got that?),was well-written and terrifically acted.

Though the execution of the story is a bit soft, there is no denying that Colfer will continue to be a dynamic star for years to come. I recommend...