Media Advisory


Additions Include a Talk with Director Paul Feig and a Beautiful Virtual Reality Journey Shot Eight Feet Below the Antarctic Ice

NEW YORK, NY– March 27, 2017 –Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, added late additions to the Talks and Immersive programs, rounding out the 2017 slate. Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy & Ghostbusters, and creator of Freaks & Geeks, has been added to Tribeca Talks: Directors Series. Also, Tribeca Immersive’s Virtual Arcade adds Under a Cracked Sky, a virtual experience where viewers plunge through eight feet of ice in the Antarctic to explore what lies beneath in the clearest water on Earth. It is photographed by two research divers at McMurdo Station, one of whom has more experience under the ice than anyone else on the planet. Under a Cracked Sky completes the Earth Day programming where the Festival will highlight documentaries, both traditional and immersive, that focus on critical and timely issues that have an impact on our planet, including climate change, food waste, and animal extinction. Tickets to the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 19-30, are available March 28.

Paul Feig
A stalwart of comedy since his cult favorite Freaks and Geeks, Paul Feig discusses his career which ranges from directing episodes of hit shows including The Office, Arrested Development, and Nurse Jackie to feature film.  His raucous comedy has earned him a name not only as a director, but also as a leader in female driven films through feminist comedies such as Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, and the all-female Ghostbusters reboot.​​
DATE: Tuesday, April 25
TIME: 6:00PM
LOCATION: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Under a Cracked Sky (World Premiere) - USA
Project Creator: The New York Times
Key Collaborators: Graham Roberts, Jonathan Corum, Evan Grothjan, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas
Under eight feet of Antarctic sea ice lies the clearest water on Earth. Plunge through a small hole in the ice to dive with seals, explore ice caves, glide past stalactites of frozen seawater and swim over a rocky black seabed crawling with life. The film was narrated and photographed by two research divers at McMurdo Station, one of whom has more experience under the ice than anyone else on the planet.

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Tribeca Film Festival/Tribeca Enterprises:
Tammie Rosen,EVP, Communications & Programming, (212) 941-2003,
Alyssa Apple: (212) 941-2338,
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Talks - Nicole Foss (212) 843-9219,

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