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Today at Tribeca: 4.19.12

Day 2: We're kicking off the first full day of TFF 2012 festivities with an appearance from one of our founders and a little (big!) flounder. Don't miss tonight's kick off Drive-In screening: Jaws! What else is a must-see? Click to find out!

Though we're still laughing from last night's opening film, The Five-Year Engagement (and a little over-sugared from all that Magnum Ice Cream), we wanted to share with you some key events that are happening today at the first full day of Tribeca!


100 Years of Universal

100 Years of Universal
3:00 pm
: 
BMCC Tribeca PAC

In celebration of 100 years of Universal Studios, join us for a conversation with iconic actors and directors Robert De Niro and Judd Apatow as they share their favorite moments and memories from Universal's extraordinary history. Moderated by Mike Fleming, Film Editor for Deadline Hollywood. For Festival lovers who are not American Express cardmembers, you can watch this event live in the Tribeca Online Film Festival at 3 pm ET. 

Jaws

Jaws
at the
Tribeca Drive-In
Opens at 6:00 pm/Movie at 8:00 pm:
 The World Financial Center Plaza 

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, Steven Spielberg's masterpiece returns to the big screen! Co-sponsored by Jet Blue and Time Warner Cable, come see the movie that terrified a generation, launched the summer blockbuster, and became one of the most enduring action-suspense films of all time. Arrive early to celebrate  Universal Studios' 100th Anniversary with trivia contests, live music from Afro-jazz pioneers Nomo, and surprise special guests, courtesy of the upcoming New York Downtown Jazz Festival.


TFF Films to watch today:

Hit the Festival running and be among the first to check out these great TFF 2012 films. Tickets are still available, but they are going fast! 

Your Sister's Sister

Your Sister's Sister
6:00 pm, BMCC

If you missed Emily Blunt in The Five-Year Engagement, you've got a second chance. Don't miss director Lynn Shelton's much-anticipated follow-up to Humpday, also starring Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass.


Rat King

Rat King
6:30 pm, Clearview Cinemas Chelsea

 

In this taut and violent noir thriller, the lines between reality and game blur as two young men are absorbed into a game's cryptic and increasingly morbid world. Finnish suspense master Petri Kotwica (Black Ice) crafts a playfully Hitchcockian plot that blends an atmospheric style with a smart use of gaming imagery to bring a fresh and youthful twist to this high school-set paranoia thriller.


Yossi

Yossi
6:30 pm, SVA

In the opening night film of our World Narrative Competition, Israeli director Eytan Fox returns to Tribeca with a follow-up to his 2003 film Yossi and Jagger. Returning to the role that won him TFF's Best Actor award in  2003, Ohad Knoller gives another extraordinary performance as a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv.


Polisse

Polisse
9:30 pm, SVA

The CPU hunts child molesters, confronts abusive parents, finds shelters for unwanted children, and counsels oversexed teens, all while being seen as a lesser branch of the police force by its fellow crime departments... Grounded in documentary research and naturalistic performances, this unforgettable film from TFF alum Maïwenn (All About Actresses) explores the solidarity that helps hardened vice cops face the worst of society every day.


War Witch

War Witch
9:45 pm, Clearview Cinemas Chelsea

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind.


Did you know? For the first time ever at a film festival, you can purchase tickets and reserve seats for your friends when you buy your TFF tickets through our Facebook page.


And a sneak peek at what's coming up tomorrow (4.20) at Tribeca:

Tribeca Talks Industry-Films and Brands
2:30 pm:
 SVA Theatre 2

From Marketing and PR to philanthropy & corporate storytelling, filmmakers and brands are increasingly collaborating to break new ground. This FREE panel with include producer/director Brett Ratner and representatives from American Express and Chipotle. Moderated by Jon Patricof, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. 


TFF/ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala: BENJI
6:00 pm:
BMCC Tribeca PAC

Sponsored by Time Warner CableBENJI is a gripping documentary about Ben Wilson, a 17-year-old basketball prodigy whose life was tragically cut short due to violent nature of the South Side of Chicago. Check the website for details about the expected special guests, and tickets are still available.


GOONIES at Tribeca Drive-In:
Opens at 6:00 pm/Movie at 8:00 pm:
 The World Financial Center Plaza 

Goonies Never Say Die! The seminal childhood classic is playing for FREE at the Tribeca Drive-In. Co-sponsored by Jet Blue and Time Warner Cable, make sure to come early so you can participate our "truffle shuffle" contest and the first ever Tribeca Treasure Hunt!


Keep the Festival at your fingertips with the official TFF 2012 iPhone app and mobile film guide, the latter sponsored by Stoli.

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