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2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS & ICYMI MOMENTS

08/05/2019

May 6th, 2019

Handout still images from Getty Images throughout the Festival:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sn6qnmzya9xh27z/AAB01efO3m2jvbBfVZ3yhcz6a?dl=0

2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS & ICYMI MOMENTS

NEW YORK, NY- May 6, 2019 -After 12 days filled with film and television premieres, Immersive and V.R. experiences, not to miss reunions, talks, and concerts, the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, came to a close on Sunday evening with an estimated attendance of more than 146,000 people to 618 screenings and Talks, and the Virtual Arcade and Tribeca Cinema360.

From April 24 - May 5, the Festival presented 111 features, 63 short films, 33 immersive storytelling projects, 18 television projects, and 21 N.O.W. (New Online Work) projects representing 44 countries. Tribeca hosted 22 Tribeca Talks and the Tribeca Celebrates Pride event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a day of conversations.

This year, 40% of the feature films had one or more women directors, people of color directed 29% of the feature films and 13% of the feature films were from individuals who identify as LGBTQIA.

Below are highlights and clip handouts of conversations, interviews, and select moments from the Festival.

FILM / TV / VR PROJECT SALES

As the Festival wraps, five of the films available for acquisition have announced distribution deals, with additional offers on the table and deals to be announced soon.

Low Tide (World Premiere) directed by Kevin McMullin, will be distributed by A24 and DirectTV in the US.

Plus One (World Premiere), directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer, was bought by RLJE Films for North American rights, ahead of the premiere at the festival, and will release in summer 2019. The film was also the recipient of the Tribeca Narrative Audience Award.

White As Snow (International Premiere), directed by Anne Fontaine, was bought by Cohen Media Group for North American rights ahead of the premiere at the festival.

Circus of Books (World Premiere) directed by Rachel Mason, was bought by Netflix for worldwide rights.

It Takes A Lunatic (World Premiere), directed by Billy Lyons, will be distributed by Netflix.

Additionally the production company Rustic Films, producers of Something Else(World Premiere), signed a first look deal with Well Go USA. Rustic Film's principals include producer David Lawson Jr. and writer-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

FILM

The 2019 Festival opened with The Apollo, a documentary about the fabled cultural anchor on Harlem's West 125th St. and the legendary African American artists of the past nine decades that have graced its stage. [interviews and introductions from opening night]

While constantly exploring the future of film, Tribeca paid tribute to the past with special events that celebrated the 40th anniversary of Apocalypse Now(with a screening of a new, never-before-seen restored version of the film, entitled Apocalypse Now Final Cut), the 30th anniversary of Say Anything..., and reunion screenings of 1994's Reality Bites and 1984's This is Spinal Tap [ clips from the Apocalypse Now red carpet & conversation, the Say Anything red carpet, the Lisa Loeb surprise performance and the cast and creators conversation at the Reality Bites and footage from the This is Spinal Tap red carpet]

The Festival closed with director Danny Boyle's Yesterday, about a struggling musician who is the only person on Earth who knows The Beatles. [Closing Night red carpet footage]

Video from post-screening Q&As from select films:

Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts: Post Premiere Q&A with Trixie Mattel

Ask Dr. Ruth: Post Premiere Q&A with director Ryan White, Dr. Ruth and Annette Insdorf

The Kill Team: Post Premiere Q&A with director Dan Krauss, Alexander Skarsg rd and Nat Wolff

The Wrong Man: Post Premiere Q&A with directors John Hwan and Ross Golan, Jason Flom, and social justice advocates Noura Jackson and Yusef Salam

Standing Up, Falling Down: Post Premiere Q&A with director Matt Ratner, Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz

MUSIC

This year's festival took off with the premiere of The Apollo, a documentary about the cultural anchor of Harlem and closed with the premiere of Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Himesh Patel. Other films and projects celebrating music include Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice and This Is Spinal Tap. This year, special performances after screenings included:

The Apollo (Opening Night) - a special performance by singer and songwriter, Alice Smith included a cover of I Put A Spell On You [Interviews from the carpet with Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Roger Ross Williams, Angela Bassett, Smokey Robinson and more]

Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men - a surprise 30-minute performance from all living members of the group and featured greatest hits, Bring Da Ruckus, Da Mystery of Chessboxin, and Triumph [Interviews from the carpet with Sacha Jenkins, RZA, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Al Sharpton and more]

Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts - performance by Drag Race All-Star, Trixie Mattel [Performance clip]

Between Me And My Mind - Trey Anastasio performed with the Trey Anastasio Band

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice - Sheryl Crow took to the stage to perform several of the singer's iconic hits, including When Will I Be Loved and You're No Good [Footage from carpet, conversation and performance]

In Living Color 25th Anniversary Reunion after party - dj'ed by Shawn Wayans [Interviews from the carpet and panel clips]

This Is Spinal Tap - Actors Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer reunited to perform a tribute concert to the band Spinal Tap. Elvis Castello made a surprise return to close the show [Interviews from carpet]

Inna De Yard: The Soul Of Jamaica - performance by Ken Boothe

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