TRIBECA BRINGS THE FESTIVAL TO ALL FIVE NEW YORK CITY BOROUGHS WITH ITS BOROUGH TO BOROUGH PROGRAM; A FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING SERIES IN THE BRONX, QUEENS, AND BROOKLYN
LED Mobile Cinemas Will Travel to Multiple Neighborhood Parks Bringing World Premieres, Classic and Family Films, and Films Celebrating Puerto Rican Arts & Culture to Local Communities
NEW YORK – May 17, 2021 – The Tribeca Festival™, presented by AT&T, today announced its Borough to Borough screening series, which will bring the Festival directly to neighborhoods around New York City. In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, free community screenings in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn, will use traveling 40-foot state-of-the-art LED cinemas, the first mobile HD screens in the country, to connect local residents to the festival experience in their own backyard. With the addition of the Borough to Borough program, Tribeca is extending its 20th anniversary Festival celebration to all five boroughs of NYC. The Festival is taking place from June 9-20.
Reminiscent of summertime block parties, the in-person screenings of new premieres, family-friendly films, Black classic retrospectives, and more are designed for people to safely gather picnic-style and experience great movies with family and friends. The Festival is working in concert with the New York State Department of Health to ensure all public gatherings are in full compliance with following required COVID-19 protocols.
“Our founding mission is even more relevant today and we wanted to ensure that we could reach all corners of New York,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “Tribeca was started to bring people together, and that’s what we aim to do again this year, to connect communities across all five boroughs and share our festival experience, safely, while supporting local businesses.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Tribeca to the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn in tribute to storytelling and the cultural richness of every part of New York,” said Paula Weinstein, Chief Content Officer of Tribeca Enterprises.
“The Tribeca Film Festival was born out of tragedy, helping our city recover from the attacks of 9/11,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th mayor of New York City. “This year, the Festival is once again sharing the joy and creativity of the movies as we rebound from a difficult time. At Bloomberg Philanthropies, we’re excited to help bring the Festival to even more people through a series of free movie screenings in neighborhoods across New York. We hope you’ll join us – and enjoy the show!”
“As our numbers continue to decline and more and more New Yorkers get vaccinated, we can begin to turn the page on COVID and look forward to getting back to a new normal,” Governor Cuomo said. “Events, venues and businesses all across New York State are reimaging how they operate for a post-pandemic world, and the Tribeca Festival is no exception. This year the Tribeca Festival will offer new, exciting ways for New Yorkers and visitors to screen the year’s best films and enjoy the many events and experiences that will take place, culminating with a fully vaccinated audience at 100% capacity at the historic Radio City Music Hall. This is a huge step forward in our state and our nation’s reopening that will let the rest of the world know New York is back and better than ever.”
Through the Borough to Borough program, the Tribeca Festival is also highlighting Puerto Rican films to celebrate the community’s art, culture, and long standing imprint in the city and will partner with the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to screen two shorts - Cucarachita Martina’s Musical Adventure and Takeover. In addition to the Black Cinema Revival and Community Favorite selections, the Borough to Borough programming will also feature three Director’s Series participants, Love & Basketball (Sanaa Lathan), Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman) and Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan).
2021 BOROUGH TO BOROUGH PROGRAMMING:
Tribeca Festival Official Selections (Festival Information & Guide)
Tribeca Festival premiere programming including feature narratives, documentaries, shorts and series from the 2020 and 2021 lineups.
Puerto Rican Cinema
The featured Puerto Rican films explore themes ranging from community resilience and social activism to embracing an artistic-driven sense of purpose and creative fulfillment - no matter what stage in life.
Black Cinema Revival
Our Black Cinema revival features popular and well-loved favorites spanning the spectrum of the Black American experience.
Fan-favorites and modern classics with an emphasis on family programming, crowd pleasers, and films directed by Tribeca’s 2021 Directors Series participants.
BOROUGH TO BOROUGH LOCATIONS:
Flushing Meadows, Queens
Rockaway Beach 30th Street Playground, Queens
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Marine Park, Brooklyn
Astoria Park, Queens
Walter Gladwin Park, Bronx
Tickets to in-person screenings and events are available for advance reservation at tribecafilm.com/festival #Tribeca2021.
The Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances. The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Tribeca will celebrate its 20th year June 9 – 20, 2021. www.tribecafilm.com/festival
In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, a private investment company with locations in New York and Mumbai, bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.
About the 2021 Tribeca Festival Partners:
The 2021 Tribeca Festival is presented by AT&T and with the support of our corporate partners: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Audible, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CHANEL, City National Bank, CNN Films, Diageo, DoorDash, FreshDirect, Hudson Yards, Indeed, Montefiore-Einstein, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, P&G, PwC, Roku, Spring Studios New York.