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Today at Tribeca: 4.21.12

Day 4: Take me out to the ball game! Today's action kicks off with the 2nd Annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day, followed by the world premiere screening of Knuckleball! at the final Drive-In tonight. Batter up! Also: what tickets are available for today's screenings?

Hey you guys! Last night's Tribeca Drive-In screening of Goonies was a smashing success, complete with live music, a treasure hunt and a "truffle shuffle" contest to remember. With even more free events and activites today, we hope you'll spend Saturday with us, whether it's outside or in the dark of the movie theater. 

Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day

Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day!
9:00 am – 6:00 pm:
 Hudson River Park's Pier 40

Price: FREE

Want to try to bend it like Beckham? Tribeca Film Festival, in partnership with NYFEST, is thrilled to present our Festival audiences and New York residents  a day of soccer, film and special events to truly ring in the Spring season. Company teams from the film, music, sports, fashion, TV, advertising and design industries will battle it out during the 5-a-side tournament. Bring the kids down to  participate in the Youth Soccer Showcase—with skills, drills, pointers and competitions supervised by professional coaches—throughout the day to hone their skills. And the highlight of the day? The highly anticipated celebrity match, of course!

Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper-The Pen Versus the Sword
1:00 pm: Barnes and Noble Union Square
Price: FREE

Hear from TFF filmmakers Antonino D'Ambrosio (Let Fury Have the Hour), Raymond De Felitta (Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story), and Stephen Maing (High Tech, Low Life) on how writing and action can make an impact in the world. Moderated by film and culture critic Caryn James

Tribeca Talks Industry: ESPN Films Beyond the Playing Field
2:30 pm:
SVA Theater 2 Beatrice
Price: FREE

Join us for a conversation on the evolution of women's sports with director Amy Berg, ESPN Films' Libby Geist, producer and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and filmmakers from upcoming ESPN Films. Moderated by ESPN's Chris Connelly

Avant-Garde Masters: A Decade of Film Preservation
5:30 pm: 
SVA Theater
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The Avant-Garde Masters grants were created in 2003 by the National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation to preserve American Avant-Garde cinema. Funded by The Film Foundation, the program has helped save more than 90 films in its first decade, making many works available to audiences for the first time since their creation.

The Tribeca Film Festival presentation celebrates the program's 10th anniversary with a selection of preseved avant-garde films from Kenneth Anger, George Kuchar, Tom Palazzolo, Carolee Schneemann, Larry Gottheim, Tom Chomont, Barbara McCullough and Abigail Child.

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with filmmakers Carolee Schneemann, Abigail Child, Larry Gottheim and TFF experimental film programmer Jon Gartenberg. Moderated by Assistant Director of the National Film Preservation Foundation Jeff Lambert


Tribeca Drive-In
Doors open at 6:00 pm/Movie at dusk (around 8:15):

The World Financial Center Plaza

Activities and programming begin at 6:30 pm.

Take me out to the ball game! Bring the kids early for live music, giveaways, baseball trivia contests and pitching clinics with pro knuckleballers R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets, Tim Wakefield, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, and former New York Yankee Jim Bouton, then see the world premiere of this action-packed TFF documentary about their controversial pitching style. 

TFF Films to Watch Today: 


Shorts: Triptych
11:30 am, AMC Village VII

Dreamscapes looks behind and beyond the canvas of artist Stephen Hannock, following him from his Newcastle opening to the canals of Venice and the streets of New York. Alekesam is the story of Hugh Masekela, an international jazz icon and apartheid activist who was exiled from his homeland South Africa for 30 years, and his son Selema, who attempts to embrace the roots of his identity through music and reconnect with his father. Beauty Culture investigates our obsession with beauty and the influence of photographic representations on female body image and the persistent "beauty contest" of daily life.


1:00 pm, AMC Village VII

The slogan on the 'Welcome to Maine' sign leading into Gouldsboro reads "Open for Business," but the recent closure of the sardine canning factory has brought this small coastal town to a total standstill. Its laid-off residents—mostly 70-year-olds—just want to get back to work, so when Italian immigrant Antonio Bussone arrives from Boston aiming to open a new lobster processing plant, most of the local labor welcomes him with open arms. So why is tapping into federal relief funds to finance the plant turning into the biggest struggle of Antonio's life?

Beyond the Hill

Beyond the Hill
4:30 pm, Clearview Cinemas Chelsea

In the quiet foothills of Turkey, Faik lives an isolated existence. When his second son brings his boys for a visit, Faik takes the opportunity to pontificate about the law of the land, as he sees it. He shares one unsolicited thought after the next, most particularly focusing on the elusive nomads whom he suspects have been trespassing on his property. The day and night wear on, and each member of the clan takes his turn entrusting the film's audience with his own dark secret.

Room 514

Room 514
7:00 pm, AMC Village VII

When a young, idealistic Israeli military investigator confronts an elite soldier with accusations of unnecessary violence against a Palestinian man in the Occupied Territories, her integrity and determination are put to the test as the case proves less black and white than it originally seemed. Taking a stand against a perceived abuse of power in spite of her colleagues' advice to back off because of the political complexities of the case, her increasingly zealous quest for justice ends up having far-reaching consequences for everyone involved.

Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal

Eddie- The Sleepwalking Cannibal
11:30 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... 

Looking for ways to spend Sunday afternoon? Oh, we think we can help you with that. 

Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper-Based on the Book
Sunday, 1:00 pm: Barnes and Noble Union Square
Price: FREE

Successfully adapting a book to a film can be a challenging task. What are the elements that can best translate from the page to the screen? How faithful must the adaptation be to the original work? Is it possible to create a version of the story better than the book? TFF filmmakers Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Headshot), Charles Matthau (Freaky Deaky), Donald Rice (Cheerful Weather for the Wedding), and more discuss their experiences adapting fiction to film. Moderated by Mark Adams, Chief Film Critic and Reviews Editor for Screen International.

Tribeca Talks Industry: Imagine More
Sunday, 2:30 pm: SVA Theater
Price: FREE

Project Imagin8ion was the first user-generated photo contest to inspire a Hollywood film and resulted in the Ron Howard production when you find me, shot using Canon cameras. Join us for a screening of this short film and a behind-the-scenes tour of the production, followed by a discussion with Canon representatives and filmmakers about the versatility of shooting with Canon cameras. Panelists include Canon USA Technical's Chuck Westfall, The Russian Winter director Petter Ringbom, CatCam director Seth Keal, and CatCam and Knuckleball! cinematographer Charles Miller. Moderated by Tribeca Enterprises' VP of Digital Media, Kristin McCracken.

Tribeca Talks Directors Series: Michael Moore with Susan Sarandon
Sunday, 3:00 pm: BMCC TPAC
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker/activist Michael Moore will be interviewed by Academy Award-winning actor Susan Sarandon. Enough said. And don't forget—rush tickets at BMCC TPAC are only $8, if you make a last-minute decision to head downtown.

Freaky Deaky
Sunday, 3:30 pm: SVA Theater Silas
Rush ONLY (see our Ticket Policy)

A disgraced Detroit cop gets a shot at a comeback when a beautiful young actress needs help taking down a powerful movie producer. Extortion, treachery, and dynamite are just a few of the complications that stand between him and the woman he loves in Charles Matthau's adaptation of the classic Elmore Leonard novel. 

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with director/screenwriter Charles Matthau and actors Crispin Glover, Michael Jai White, and Andy Dick. Moderated by film critic and author Kurt Loder.

Apple Store Panel: Struck by lightning
Sunday, 5:00 pm: Apple Store-14th Street
Price: FREE

Join Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer (Kurt on Glee) and director Brian Dannelly for a discussion of their new coming-of-age comedy, Struck By Lightning. Starring and produced by Colfer, this film tells the story of Carson Phillips (Colfer) who (after being struck and killed by lightning) explains how he blackmailed his classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

Apple Store Panel: Side by side
Sunday, 6:00 pm: Apple Store-14th Street
Price: FREE

Join director Chris Kenneally and industry experts for a discussion of the documentary Side by Side, produced and presented by Keanu Reeves. The film takes us on a journey through the rise of digital filmmaking, and addresses the aesthetic implications caused by the transition away from traditional film.

Have lunch plans next week? Cancel them. Check out our great Future of Film Lunch Series, running from April 23-26 at 92YTribeca. These events are FREE, but click HERE to make your reservations over the weekend to ensure your seat! 


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