Shrek has become such a global pop culture institution—spawning three sequels and counting (the fourth theatrical release is set for 2010), a hit Broadway musical, TV specials, video games, Halloween costumes… you name it—that it's easy to forget how imaginative the original 2001 film was. Shrek's wave of critical and commercial success stretched from Cannes to the Academy Awards®—where it won the first-ever Oscar® for best animated feature—thanks to the magical combination of a hilarious and heartwarming screenplay, cutting-edge animation, and the brilliant voice talents of Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow.
Now the film that sparked a phenomenon gets a special FREE screening during the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair on Saturday, May 2. And as an added bonus, the cast of Shrek The Musical will be on hand to welcome guests and entertain the kids. Take a break from all the excitement on the street and pop in to the BMCC Tribeca PAC with the whole family—no tickets required.