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16 of the Best Films Playing at This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Over the past 12 years, the Tribeca Film Festival has shed and tried on multiple identities. But in recent years, it seems to have found one that sticks: It's a festival where you go to see some of the most exciting documentary work around. (It shows narrative films, too, but... More »

Watch an Exclusive Trailer for the Nas Documentary, Time Is Illmatic

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nas's seminal hip-hop album,Illmatic. A documentary about the legacy of that record — Time Is Illmatic — is this year's Tribeca Film Festival's opening-night movie. (It premieres Wednesday, April 16 at New York City's Beacon Theater.) Watch the film's trailer below:... More »

7 of the Best Films Playing at This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Over the past 12 years, the Tribeca Film Festival has shed and tried on multiple identities. But in recent years, it seems to have found one that sticks: It's a festival where you go to see some of the most exciting documentary work around. (It shows narrative films, too, but... More »

Tribeca Film Festival Winners Announced

The Tribeca Film Festival still has a couple more days left, but earlier today they announced the winners of the competition categories. The big winner was The Rocket, a film about a displaced 10-year-old Laotion boy who, while searching for a new home with his father and grandmother, stumbles upon ... More »

Neil LaBute on Some Velvet Morning, French New Wave, and Wicker Man

Neil LaBute's Some Velvet Morning premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, returning the writer-director to his more independent, dialogue-driven roots after a string of studio movies, including the notoriously bad Wicker Man remake, left fans scratching their heads. Velvet stars Stanley Tucci as Fred, a married man who ... More »

Justin Long Takes Our Romantic-Comedy Quiz and Also Rants About Expensive Weddings

Justin Long is funny. He's charming. He was totally right about Macs. And when we asked him to take our rom-com quiz in light of his own romantic comedy, A Case of You, playing at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, he gamely agreed. We later learned that he maybe didn't know exactly ... More »

Heineken Supports the Filmmakers—and the Fans

From greenlight to greenscreen to Green Room Sessions, the Tribeca Film Festival and Heineken celebrate the craft of filmmaking with unfiltered access to cast and crew. Meet the directors, producers, and even the communities who inspired the stories at Heineken’s exclusive Green Room Sessions. Bring your ticket stub to see ... More »

Baz Luhrmann on Gatsby and Wisdom From Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio

Baz Luhrmann was a surprise guest of sorts at Vanity Fair's party Tuesday night to kick off the Tribeca Film Festival: His long-delayed Great Gatsby, in theaters May 10, is not one of the films in the festival. Luckily, that didn't stop the director from fielding a few questions about ... More »

18 Movies to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

After more than a decade, we may have finally figured out the Tribeca Film Festival. True, it may not be the go-to fest for high-profile American indie narratives, à la Sundance — with some very notable exceptions — or a forum for giving the first look at Oscar hopefuls, like Toronto, ... More »

Mistaken for Strangers Trailer: The National! On Tour! (And Melancholy!)

With Mistaken for Strangers, the National documentary set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this week, the band released the first trailer. It appears to be less a straight documentary about the band and more an unusual documentary about their lead singer's brother, Tom Berninger, who had decided to ... More »

Alex Karpovsky on Rubberneck, Girls, and Pig-Petting

Before he was Girls' Ray, or "the guy who sleeps next to Lena Dunham" in Tiny Furniture, Alex Karpovsky was writing, directing, and acting in independent films all his own. This week, Tribeca Films releases two of Karpovsky's most recent works: Red Flag, a road-trip comedy starring Karpovsky as himself, ... More »

Jay-Z Does Not Return Robert DeNiro’s Calls

Even though he promised DeNiro that he would do a song for the Tribeca Film Festival, and poor Bob called Jay six times to follow-up. So DeNiro took the obvious course of action, which was to confront Hov at Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday party and tell him off for being "disrespectful." ... More »

Danny Strong, David O. Russell Team for CBS Pilot

Recount and Game Change screenwriter Danny Strong has sold a pilot to CBS. David O. Russell is on board to direct the pilot — his first TV gig — and Robert De Niro's production company Tribeca films will produce the show. (Don't get too excited about the De Niro connection: Tribeca ... More »

See the Exclusive Poster for Morgan Spurlock’s Mansome

Are we currently in the grips of a boom in male vanity? Morgan Spurlock thinks so, and in his new documentary, Mansome (which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival), he proves his point in several different ways: He sends Jason Bateman and Will Arnett to get pampered at the ... More »

Cuban Actors Portraying Would-Be Defectors in New Film Una Noche Defect For Real

New coming-of-age film Una Noche tells the story of three Cuban teenagers risking the oversea journey from their native country to Miami in search of the ol' American Dream. It won three top awards at this year's Tribeca Film Festival for cinematography, direction (in the new narrative direction category), and acting ... More »

Alex Karpovsky On His Two Tribeca Films, The Coen Brothers, and Girls

Even if you don’t know Alex Karpovsky by name, chances are you've seen his work. He’s an insanely prolific actor who stars in two movies at Tribeca — one of which, Rubberneck, he wrote and directed — and can also be seen as the arrogant Ray Ploshansky on HBO’s Girls. ... More »

Chris Colfer on Struck By Lightning, His Future on Glee, and Wanting the Rights to Candy Land

Chris Colfer is known as an actor — he won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Kurt on Glee — but this Tribeca Film Festival, he's making his debut as a writer as well. His first film, Struck by Lightning, premiered over the weekend with eager Harry Potter star ... More »

Crispin Glover on Freak Deaky, His Castle, and ‘Corporate Television’

One of the acquisition titles at Tribeca, the film adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel Freaky Deaky, was set to star William H. Macy, Brendan Fraser, and Matt Dillon. But most of the cast was replaced at the eleventh hour by Crispin Glover, Christian Slater, and Billy Burke, who play the ... More »

John Slattery Didn’t Quit the Subway After All

When Vulture caught up with John Slattery at last night's Tribeca Film Festival afterparty for The Giant Mechanical Machine, we had to ask: Did Vulture really ruin the subway for him? "That was a joke!" Slattery assured us. "You guys took it seriously." So he does still take the subway, ... More »

Michelle Williams Is Open to a Dawson’s Reunion

At last night's Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Take This Waltz, Michelle Williams very thoughtfully declined to side with any of the characters in the movie's central debate (put plainly: Should her character cheat or not?). "Everyone sees themselves in these characters," she told us. "Either they're the one that's ... More »

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