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The annual Tribeca film festival since 2002 hosted in Manhattan shows a wide variety of independent films. The festival has now been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Illustration by Cicek Erel)

Tribeca Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

By Kaylee DeFreitas, Arts Editor March 13, 2020

The Tribeca Film Festival made an announcement on their website this Thursday, stating that due to the coronavirus and New York Governor Cuomo banning gatherings of over 500 people they would be postponing...

Emily Mortimer and Grace Van Patten star in Good Posture, a drama competing at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. (via facebook.com)

‘Good Posture’ Spotlights an Unlikely Female Friendship

By Julie Goldberg, Staff Writer May 7, 2019

Set in present-day Brooklyn and shot over only 10 days, Dolly Wells’ directorial debut “Good Posture” extends a generous empathy to each of its characters. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca...

A still from the documentary “Framing John DeLorean,” which had its world premiere last night at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which focuses on the automobile titan’s involvement in a cocaine scandal, uses a unique blend of narrative techniques to tell DeLorean’s story. (via Sundance Selects)

‘Framing John DeLorean’ Attempts to Capture the Man Behind the Name

By Kaylee DeFreitas, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

When you hear the name DeLorean, what do you think of? “Back to the Future?” The car itself? Cocaine scandals? No matter what image the name conjures, many people have something they associate with...

Wendell Pierce as a preacher

Presenting the Youngest Director in Tribeca Film Festival History

By Kaylee DeFreitas, Staff Writer April 29, 2019

For most people, junior year of high school consists of hustling to maintain their GPA, gearing up for college applications, hanging out with friends and dreaming about prom. Phillip Youmans was instead...

The main subject of the documentary, Gemma, a troublemaking teenager who comes of age in a declining Scottish steel town. (via Falco Ink)

‘Scheme Birds’ Is a Scottish Story Long Overdue

By Fareid El Gafy, Staff Writer April 29, 2019

“Maggie Thatcher took the steel industry from Scotland and Ireland, [and] gave it to England.”  Twenty-one-year-old Gemma sums up the history of her sleepy Scottish hometown as documentary “Scheme...

“Bobby Kennedy for President

Tribeca 2018: ‘Bobby Kennedy for President:’ A Glossy Tribute

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer April 30, 2018
The Netflix docuseries “Bobby Kennedy for President" explores the life of the New York Senator before his tragic assassination in 1968.
Laia Costa in Matthew Brown's

Tribeca 2018: ‘Maine’ Lacks a Main Event

By Matthew Holman, Entertainment Editor April 30, 2018
Matthew Brown's "Maine" is a film lost in the wilderness.
Matthew Broderick and Géza Röhrig in

Tribeca 2018: A Complex Examination of Grief in ‘To Dust’

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer April 30, 2018
"To Dust" follows Shmuel, a Hasidic Jew, and the grief surrounding his wife's death. It won the audience award at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Liv Hill in

Tribeca 2018: ‘Jellyfish’ Is a Valiant First Effort for James Gardner

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer April 30, 2018
If one were to judge James Gardner’s film “Jellyfish” on its synopsis, their initial assumptions may deceive them.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead in

Tribeca 2018: Comedy and Trauma and ‘All About Nina’

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor April 30, 2018
NYU alumna Eva Vives’ newest film “All About Nina" blends comedy, drama and romance, but if you came just for the laughs, be warned...

Tribeca 2018: ‘The Night Eats the World’ Is A Great Zombie Movie

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer April 27, 2018
“The Night Eats the World" follows one man's journey after an outbreak of flesh-eating zombies.
Zahraa Aldoujaili and Yara Aliadotter in

Tribeca 2018: Swedish Film ‘Amateurs’ Is a Little Amateur

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer April 27, 2018
"Amateurs" tap into the heart of what makes filmmaking so special, as well as the struggles of the craft itself.