George Kern, Grace Hightower and Robert De Niro - IWC Schaffhausen third annual 'For the Love of Cinema' dinner during Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios at Tribeca Film Festival - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015
Steve Guttenberg - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of 'Live From New York' which was held at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 15th April 2015
With Tribeca's reputation on the up, Nas' 'Time is Illmatic' rides the wave
'Time is Illmatic’ - directed by multimedia artist and first-time director One9 – kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday, Wednesday, April 16. The film documents Nas’ time living in the projects to his ascendance as an internationally renown rapper with his critically acclaimed debut album.
Nas at the New York Premiere of 'Black Nativity'
The nature of the subject is about surviving and thriving,” said Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal. “That’s what New York did post-9/11,” when Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff held the first Tribeca fest. “And that’s what Nas has done in his career. It’s about bridging cultures and bridging communities — that’s what his work is about.”
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Robert De Niro's film festival is valued at $45 million.
The Madison Square Company has purchased a 50 per cent stage in Tribeca Enterprises - owners of the film festival co-founded by Robert De Niro in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks - for $22.5 million.
Robert De Niro Co-Founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003
According to Business Week, the investment valued Tribeca at $45.5 million and MSG will have the opportunity to gain a majority ownership over time.
Star Trek Into The Darkness draws huge crowds at the premiere, Pedro Almodovar returns to his roots with I'm So Excited & Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reprise their roles in Fast & Furious 6.
The big event this week was the world premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness in London, attended by the entire cast, director J.J. Abrams, the writers, producers and any celebrity in shouting distance of Leicester Square. The film is gaining buzz among critics who have already seen it in advance of its UK release next week. It opens in America on May 17th.
This week's big release in America is Iron Man 3, which has already made more than $300 million worldwide. In the UK, there's an eclectic mix of new releases in cinemas, from the dark action of Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, to the wacky comical antics of Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited, which features cameos from his regulars Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz.
The Australia/Laos film The Rocket took home the top award from the Tribeca Festival, with it's young, amateur star taking home Best Actor.
This year's big winner at the Tribeca Film Festival has had to come from Australia, to Laos and then to New York to reap the full benefits of The Rocket, but as Aussie filmaker Kim Mordaunt finally saw his work on the big screen and walked away with the top prize Tribeca has to offer last night, the endless travel must have seemed more than worth it.
The offical trailer for The Rocket
The Rocket stars no established actors, it's main star being a non-professional child actor, but this merely adds to the authenticity of the film and makes it all the more a worthwhile journey. It follows the struggles of a displaced family currently residing in the Asian nation of Laos, who are led by a their young boy who takes on the task of finding a new home almost exclusively. The family must navigate terrain that has experienced the suffering brought on both by war and economic globalisation in a film that is a gripping and thought-provoking journey.
The arrivals for the premiere 'A Case of You' at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York seemed to be expecting some new arrivals as three of the women working on the movie are heavily pregnant. One of the stars, Evan Rachel Wood ('Thirteen'), showed off her bump in a floral Dolce & Gabbana maxi dress while another actress, Busy Philipps ('Cougar Town'), was looking quite far on in a black jumpsuit. The director herself, Kat Coiro ('L!fe Happens'), was snapped gleefully clutching her own bump with her husband, Rhys Coiro, in tow.
Stars of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' including Kate Hudson with her Muse frontman boyfriend Matthew Bellamy, Riz Ahmed and Kiefer Sutherland arrive at the film's premiere at New York's 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Director Mira Nair and producer Lydia Dean Pilcher are also snapped on the red carpet as well as Mohammed Al Turki who is the executive producer of 'Adult World' which was also screened at the festival.
'Before Sunset' stars Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke are snapped arriving at the screening of their new movie 'Before Midnight' during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Ethan stops to sign an object shaped like a softball for one fan.
One protester has promised to prove his side of the story with a YouTube video.
The Tribeca Film Festival began in inauspicious circumstances over the weekend, with a group of protestors to attempting to attend the premiere screening of Gasland Part II only to be denied entry. However, a debate over the exact reason was still raging on Monday with protestors saying they were thrown out for asking difficult questions, while the festival's organizers say the screening was full.
Gasland Part II, directed by Josh Fox, is the follow-up to the well-received 2010 documentary Gasland, exploring the environmental impact of natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracking. The protest group that tried to attend the screening included 20 farmers and laborers from Pennsylvania and upstate New York as well as Phelim McAleer, a journalist whose work includes 'FrankNation' a film that disputes the findings in Gasland.
In a statement, McAleer said that he and protestors were barred "by a barrage of security officers" because they tried to ask the director Mr Fox "some inconvenient questions when he was on the red carpet."
The stars from 'Adult World' arrive at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival premiere for the movie in New York. Among them are the stunningly dressed main star Emma Roberts, Evan Peters (who looks a little awkward on the red carpet as photographers are clearly more interested in snapping Emma who is standing nearby) and director Scott Coffey.
Jean Pierre Romel - 2013 Tribeca Film Festival - 'Inside Out: The Peoples Art Project' - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 20th April 2013