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TFF 2014 Movies and Festivities The Whole Family Can Enjoy

Want to take in a few Festival movies with the family? Our TFF 2014 offers a plethora of options.

At Tribeca, we believe that movies should be family affairs. It’s never too early to get your kids hooked on great filmmaking. That’s why we strive to provide choices at every Festival that will entice even the youngest of cinephiles.

Earlier in the week, we screened both Mary Poppins and Splash at our annual Tribeca Drive In, sponsored by AT&T and hosted by Brookfield Place, but we have many more family activities on the way!

On Saturday, April 26, our beloved Tribeca Family Festival and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day will take place—it is completely free and full of fun! The annual Street Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Greenwich Street between Chambers Street and Hubert Street, and at venues throughout the Tribeca neighborhood. Throughout the Street Fair, children and adults will be able to enjoy activities and performances  that celebrate both storytelling and filmmaking. The whole family can enjoy talented artists, dancers, stilt walkers, Broadway performances, arts and crafts, clowns, jugglers, music, games and much more.

In addition to all the great festivities in the streets, some fantastic movies are screening on Saturday and Sunday:

The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, April 26 11 a.m.
BMCC/Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street)

MGM's magical, unique fantasy, starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Frank Morgan, has melted hearts for more than seven decades with its indelible melodies and timeless themes. Come and enjoy on the big screen this classic that has captivated young and old alike for 75 years.

Note: Admission is FREE and ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines at BMCC begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

TFI Presents
Saturday, April 26 1 p.m.
Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)

Tribeca Film Fellows join with the Tribeca Film Institute to screen a special program of short films created by student filmmakers. (Recommended for ages 12 and up).

STORYCORPS: “Stories in Animation”
Saturday, April 26 3 p.m.
Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)

StoryCorps Animated Shorts feature the stories of everyday people, told in their own voices and brought to life with animation from the Rauch Brothers. StoryCorps is a nonprofit oral history organization that has collected more than 50,000 audio interviews with people from all walks of life.

Downtown Youth Behind The Camera
Sunday, April 27 3:30 p.m.
SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street)

The Tribeca Family Festival will once again present “Downtown Youth Behind The Camera,” a program of short films made by elementary and middle school emerging student filmmakers from the downtown communities of New York City. This year marks the 11th anniversary of this popular program.

If you want to spend some quality time with the teenage cinephile in your family, we have a few suggestions that you might be a suitable fit.

Keep On, Keepin’ On

Eighty-nine year old trumpeting legend Clark Terry has mentored jazz wonders like Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but Terry’s most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old blind piano player with uncanny talent, but debilitating nerves. Charming and nostalgic, Alan Hicks’ melodic debut celebrates an iconic musician while introducing an emerging star of equal vibrancy.

True Son

Stockton, California is considered one of the worst cities in the United States, riddled by the financial crisis and with crime rates rivaling those in Afghanistan. But where everyone else saw hopelessness, 22-year-old Michael Tubbs saw possibility and decided to run for City Council. In Kevin Gordon’s passionate and inspirational documentary, Tubbs sets out to beat a politician twice his age and rescue his community from bankruptcy.

Slaying the Badger

Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond, who was the first and only American to officially win the Tour de France. In this engrossing documentary, LeMond looks back at the pivotal 1986 Tour, and his increasingly vicious rivalry with friend, teammate, and mentor, Bernard Hinault.


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