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Today at Tribeca: 4.28.12

Day 11: Lots of things on deck today, including the Directors Series with Jim Sheridan, the Sloan Foundation panel following WarGames, and screenings of Replicas, Downeast, Journey to Planet X, Postcards from the Zoo and more.

The last weekend of TFF 2012 starts off at 10 am with both the TRIBECA FAMILY FESTIVAL STREET FAIR, presented by American Express, and the TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS DAY, sponsored by Time Warner Cable. Learn more about the day's festivities, grab the kids, and come on down to Tribeca. And don't miss the free movies!

1:30 pm: SVA Theater
Sponsored by: The Sloan Foundation

At the forefront of popular computer hacking in the 1980s, WARGAMES takes on advances in national security and the vulnerabilities of new technology as the backdrop for a coming-of-age thriller starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with director John Badham, actress Ally Sheedy, Bitcoin Technical Lead Gavin AndresenWilliam D. Casebeer, PhD, Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office at DARPA (USAF, retired), and computer hacker and inventor Pablos Holman about the historical relationship between military strategy and technical innovation, storytelling with gaming and simulation tools, and the challenges of depicting cutting-edge technology on the big screen. Moderated by Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Craig Hatkoff.

2:00 pm: 
Price: FREE

Bring the whole family to this TRIBECA FAMILY FESTIVAL STREET FAIR screening and introduce a new generation to Wolfgang Petersen's beloved classic fantasy adventure. Shy schoolboy Bastian Bux escapes his bullies through a magical book called THE NEVERENDING STORY, and soon he's drawn into an incredible world of Rock Biters and Luck Dragons, Swamps of Sadness and a destructive force called The Nothing that threatens to destroy the entire kingdom of Fantasia. Delving into the story of young hero warrior Atreyu, Bastian discoveres that he may actually hold the key to rescuing Fantasia. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this childhood classic! 

2:30 pm: SVA Theater
Tickets are still available

We can't wait for this event! Academy Award-nominated director of MY LEFT FOOTIN THE NAME OF THE FATHER and IN AMERICA Jim Sheridan will be interviewed by his daughter, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Naomi Sheridan.  

Check out these TFF Movies while you can!

Postcards From The Zoo
11:30 am: AMC Village VII

If you've ever sent a postcard, you most likely were lucky enough to visit a place worth talking about. If you've ever received a postcard, you most likely have imagined you were lucky enough to visit a place worth talking about. The Ragunan Zoo, as Edwin sees it, is one of those places. And the postcards he's written have a magical message, inscribed in disappearing ink. In his picture you will see: A giraffe. Hippos. A girl who ages with a tiger. A cowboy juggling light. Colorful drifters finding homes in a transient place. Both time and reality are hazy, and the enchanting zoological garden holds captive animals and humans alike. 

Read more: Giraffes and Magic Tricks

Journey to Planet X
1:00 pm: AMC Village VII

By day, Eric Swain and Troy Bernier are just a couple of mild-mannered, nerdy Florida scientists, but after hours their real passion comes alive in the form of the fantastical and sometimes inadvertently hilarious science fiction films the two lovingly craft with only the help of an enthusiastic amateur cast, a basement green-screen, and some inspired lo-fi effects. While Eric views their efforts as a fun hobby, Troy believes the films could lead to the big time, and so with very different agendas the two undertake their most ambitious project yet, an epic short known simply as Planet X.

Check out our interview with the directors of Journey to Planet X

9:45 pm: Clearview Cinemas Chelsea

Acclaimed directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin shed new light on the trying task of putting America back to work in Downeast. But this is no hard-hitting, in-your-face exposé—their style is gentle, poignant, poetic. They meditate on the morbid beauty of fish sloshing across the assembly line and quietly observe the petty political squabbles that hamper progress. And—in a man who's willing to risk it all to succeed, and a generation that still gives 110 percent—they find hope.

Check out our interview with the directors of Downeast.

11:59 pm:
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea

Following the tragic death of their young daughter, Mark (Josh Close) and Mary (Selma Blair) Hughes decide to escape from their busy lives to their upscale vacation home in the woods, along with their son. Their attempt to get some quality time together is interrupted when an unusually friendly neighboring family with a hidden agenda stops by for dinner. As their violent plot is unveiled over the course of a harrowing evening, a troubled family's bond is put to the test against one man's obsession with achieving perfection—at any cost.

Eddie the SleepWalking Cannibal
11:59 pm: AMC Village VII

Onetime art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Too uninspired to paint, he accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, where he does double duty as caretaker for the offbeat town's neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. Eddie doesn't speak, doesn't have any friends, and is generally regarded by the townsfolk as a harmless loon, but to Lars he quickly becomes a trusted companion. As their unlikely friendship evolves, a dark and violent secret about Eddie's nocturnal impulses begins to surface. A secret that stirs long-dormant artistic urges in the creatively stunted Lars. A secret that he feels compelled to nurture….

War Witch

What should you do on the last day of TFF 2012?

Check out the TFF 2012 Award-Winning Films! 

Award Winners

Sunday Schedule

We also have a variety of films that are screening one day only on Sunday: 

Once Upon A Lullaby: The PSS22 Story

Love and Politics 

Future Weather

Joe Papp in Five Acts

And stay tuned, because Saturday night, we will announce the results of the Heineken Audience Audience Awards!


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