At a Glance: See What Happened During The Tribeca Film Festival.
This year Tribeca Film Festival introduced a slew of films featuring works from experience film-makers as well as new and upcoming directors. Here’s a rundown of what went down during the film festival.
Tribeca Film Festival Co-founders Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro along with Nas, Alicia Keys, Wale, Anthony Mackie, Christine Lahti, Jemima Kirke, Michael Rappaport and Nate Parker, helped kicked off the festival with the world premiere of the documentary Time is Illmatic, featuring Nas. The documentary directed by One9 delves into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Following the screening, Alicia Keys treated guests to a piano performance and introduced Nas. The musician then performed a medley some of his most popular tracks to a sold out crowd at Beacon Theatre. The night was sponsored by Hennessy V.S. and Beats Music, which features some of Nas "Never stop. Never settle." campaign. The celebration continued at Providence, where friends, family, and fans toasted the film. (On April 16, 2014)
On Thursday, April 18th, The Lincoln Motor Company, Interlude and TFF showcased the winners of the A Music Film Challenge at the Highline Ballroom. Interactive films were shown from artists Aloe Blacc, Ellie Goulding, and Damon Albarn, during which the packed crowd used phones to determine scenes from the film. Following the movies, Damon Albarn, took to the stage and played for an hour from his new album Everyday Robots. In addition Albarn, Yoni Bloch was also in attendance.
On Thursday, April 17, the stars from About Alex stars reunited at Kutsher's Tribeca for an after party to celebrate the screening. Guests like Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Jason Ritter, Nate Parker and Maggie Grace enjoyed specialty cocktails from VDKA 610.
On Thursday, April 17, Tribeca and ESPN Sports Film Festival celebrated the world premiere of Michael Rapaport’s documentary When the Garden Was Eden. The after party which was sponsored by Mohegan Sun and held at Hudson Terrace, replicated a scene from the documentary. Guests in attendance included Michael Rapaport, Jemel Harris, Earle Monroe, Phil Jackson, Doug Ellin and Cari Champion
On Friday, April 18th, following the premiere of Life Partners, the cast including Gabourey Sidibe, Abby Elliott, Gillian Jacobs and Susanna Fogeland crew reunited at Liberty Hall to celebrate the showing and toast with glasses of Palm Bay Wine .
On Friday April 18, the stars of Alex of Venice, crew and other guests including Max Greenfield, Chris Messina, Jamie Patricof, Derek Luke, Don Johnson, Katie Nehra and Ed Weeks reunited at The Cabanas at The Maritime. Guests celebrated the screening and toasted with specialty VDKA 6100 cocktails.
On Saturday night (April 19th) following the sold out screening of Keep On Keepin' On, a documentary honoring jazz icon Clark Terry, stars and crew joined in celebrating the showing and toasting with specialty Bombay Sapphire cocktails. Stars gathered, including Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Justin Kauflin and Rae Dawn Chong, Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination.
The talented group behind the movie X/Y celebrated the movie screening at Parlor. Guests in attendance including America Ferrera, Ryan Piers Williams, Melonie Diaz, Dree Hemingway and Judith Light celebrated at the Heineken sponsored event.
On Sunday night the stars of Every Secret Thing and crew reunited at Thom Bar to celebrate the showing and toast with specialty cocktails provided by VDKA 6100 and glasses of Palm Bay Wine. Guests in attendance included Diane Lane, Eva Grace Kellner, Brynne Norquist, Amy Berg, Danielle MacDonald, Nate Parker and Maggie Grace
On Sunday (April 20), after the premerie of In Your Eyes stars descended to China Blue Tribeca’s newest upscale Shanghainese restaurant for a BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin. In attendance were Haley Joel Osment and Paul Dano
On 2014 Tuesday, April 22, before the premiere of Electric Slide stars and crew gathered at BR Guest's Troy Liquor Bar to chat. They sipped on Pepsi. Guests in attendance included Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Tristan Patterson and Kirk D'Amico.
On Wednesday, April 23, Michael B. Jordan, New York Giants' Victor Cruz and Walter Thurmond, along with Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin, Director Judd Ehrlich, ESPN personality Mike Golic, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga joined Coach Ed Dunn and the Martin Luther King High football team to celebrate the world premiere of We Could Be King. Produced by Tribeca Digital Studios in association with Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation, the documentary is the true story of two rival Philadelphia high schools forced to merge and unite their teams due to severe budget cuts. Following the screening, the foundation presented a check for $250,000 towards the cause in front of the packed house. Continuing the celebration of the power of sports and togetherness guests gathered at The Jazz Room at The General for the official after party.
On April 24, 2014, some of biggest names in fashion and film including James Franco, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Gia Coppola, Zac Posen, Derek Blasberg, Gina Gershon, Nat Wolff, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Harley Viera-Newton, Lisa Love, Laura Love, Nathalie Love, Theo Wenner and DJ Kiss, gathered at Up&Down at Palo Alto. The guests the screening with Heineken. The evening was also sponsored by Farfetch.
Courteney Cox, who directed Just Before I Go starring Seann William Scott . Celebrated her directorial debut with an ultra-private party, hosted by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE at the Flatiron Room in NYC. Guests of the intimate 150 person party, Kate Walsh, Seann William Scott, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, Olivia Thirlby, Garret Dillahunt, Kyle Gallner and Rob Riggle enoyed specialty BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktails. And were treated to a live performances from Foy Vance and a SURPRISE set by Courteney’s new Snow Patrol boyfriend, Johnny McDaid.
Tribeca Film Festival for all. On April 26 AT&T, treated onlookers to one of a kind interactive experience. Guests viewed a projection on to the AT&T Long Lines Building at 33 Thomas Street, featuring a montage of the history of film as well as those who participate in the #FilmForAll Twitter campaign.