The fest celebrates its 10th anniversary from April 20 to May 1. Our picks for top flicks.
For most film festivals, it takes months, even years, to get a new venture off the ground. But in the case of the Tribeca Film Festival, you can practically count its debut in hours. It took organizers only 120 days to launch the inaugural fest in 2002, in an effort to revitalize an ailing downtown arts and business scene, post-9/11.
This year, from April 20 to May 1, the Tribeca Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary at various venues across the city. Front and center are world premieres of buzzy new works by filmmakers like Cameron Crowe, Tony Kaye and Ed Burns. As always, Tribeca is determined to push the envelope: Several films can be viewed online as part of a specially curated Web festival, and this year Tribeca becomes the first major film fest to honor a video game as an official selection. Read on for this year's highlights. —Steven Snyder