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Christopher Walken & Jerome Jarre 
What you need to know: Over the weekend Christopher Walken and Vine star Jerome Jarre put out a hilarious video as part of a fundraising campaign to support the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI).  
Tribeca says: Watch the video and you could win a trip to the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Watch here!

 

Saturday Night Live Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Live Special
What you need to know: 
Celebrity hosts, iconic musicians, and classic cast members from Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman to Mike Myers and the elusive Eddie Murphy reunited in Studio 8H to honor New York's legendary, late-night comedy institution during a live, star-studded retrospective. Ever want to see the Blues Brothers take the stage again, Bradley Cooper make out with Betty White, or Jane Curtin, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler anchor the ultimate Weekend Update desk? This is what you should've been watching.
Tribeca says: We cannot wait to continue the celebration of all things SNL when Bao Nguyen's documentary Live from New York! opens the Tribeca Film Festival on April 15.
 

dot LGBT – Broadening the Web or Simply Pigeonholing It?
What you need to know:
An interesting debate has begun over the creation of a purchasable “.LGBT” domain name by an Irish company called Afilias. A number of organizations (including the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) claim that “.LGBT” merely seeks to stereotype and monetize a presumed gay lifestyle, while Afilias has defended its creation as a practical and inclusive safe space for members of the wider community.
What Tribeca says: All web-users deserve the right to feel secure and accepted on the internet. Whether “.LGBT” can ensure this for its consumers remains to be seen, but it’s an intriguing option all the same.

Test Your Kanye Knowledge
What you need to know: A new website allows Kanye West’s fans (and critics!) to play a surprisingly challenging guessing game of “Who Said It?” between the self-certified Rap God and an arrogant, everyday Creative Director. Sure, “Hurry up with my damn crossaints!” will be a dead giveaway, but even those who can rap The College Dropout backwards will be surprised at the increasing level of difficulty.
Tribeca says: Creative geniuses say the darndest things.

Celebrating Black Cinema at Lincoln Center
What you need to know:The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s February screening series “Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986” wraps up its celebration of pioneering black directors this Thursday with a special screening of Spike Lee’s snappy, sexy debut feature She’s Gotta Have It.
Tribeca says: This retrospective is giving underappreciated black independent filmmakers their long-postponed moments in the spotlight and should not be missed.

Björk Teases Upcoming MOMA Retrospective
What you are watching:
The ethereal Icelandic innovator is at it again, this time with another majestic, mind-blowing teaser video for Vulnicura’s wrenching showstopper “Black Lake” that also doubles as a preview for her upcoming career exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Tribeca says: We’ll follow this musical iconoclast down any path she takes.

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