Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” are among the films added to the lineup at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, TFF organizers announced on Monday.
The 50th anniversary screening of “The Birds” and the 25th anniversary screening of “Beetlejuice” will be part of the “Tribeca Drive-In” series of free outdoor screenings at the World Financial Center Plaza, and will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19. “Lil Bub & Friendz,” a new film about a cat who became an internet sensation, will also screen as part of the series on April 20.
Tribeca also announced a collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1. “Alberi,” from “Le quarto volte” director Michaelangelo Frammartino, will have its world premiere in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome in Long Island City, screening on an endless loop during museum hours from April 18 through April 27.
On Saturday, April 27, MoMA PS1’s VW Dome 2 will host the premiere of “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors,” a film by Sam Fleischner that incorporates footage of Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York during the shooting of the film set in Far Rockaway, Queens.
In addition, TFF announced the programs that will be part of the annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, both on Saturday, April 27.
The Family Festival Street Fair will feature the new Tribeca Studios Backlot, an interactive movie set where families can explore various facets of location shooting in new York City. Other features include the Tribeca Film Institute’s interactive “Movie Hacker!” experience and the Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, a digital media arts college.
The Family Festival will also include “Broadway at Tribeca” performances from the musicals “Annie,” “Wicked,” “Cinderella,” “Kinky Boots” and “Hands on a Hardbody,” and the Tribeca Food Feast.
Tribeca's “Family Screenings” program will include a selection of short films made by elementary and middle-school filmmakers from downtown New York, programs of short documentaries and animated stories, and a sneak preview of “The Smurfs 2” along with a free screening of the original family film “The Smurfs.”
Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day will include presentations from ESPN New York, the New York Rangers and the New York Mets, the National Lacrosse League, the NY Rumble professional Frisbee team, Uncle Funkys Boards and Sure Skateboards, and the Myachi Original Hand Sack Masters.
The Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 17 through April 28 in downtown New York. More details are available at the TFF website.