Danny Boyle’s Beatles Musical ‘Yesterday’ to Close Tribeca Film Festival

Anniversary screenings of “Apocalypse Now,” “Say Anything…,” “Reality Bites” and “This Is Spinal Tap’ also added to schedule

Last Updated: March 14, 2019 @ 9:01 AM

Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday,” a jukebox musical featuring the songs of The Beatles, will be the closing night film as it makes its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the fest announced Thursday.

“Between Me and My Mind,” a documentary about the lead singer of classic rock band Phish, Trey Anastasio, will be one of the festival’s Gala screenings and will be followed by a live performance from the Trey Anastasio Band.

“The Good, The Bad, The Hungry” is a documentary about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, and it will be the opening film for the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Gala.

And finally, Tribeca will also host several anniversary screenings this year, including a first look at a 4K restoration of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut,” a cast reunion of the iconic ’80s coming of age film “Say Anything…,” a 25th anniversary reunion with the cast and director of “Reality Bites,” and the previously announced 35th anniversary screening of “This Is Spinal Tap,” which will also feature a special performance from the band.

“Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” will also be screened as part of Tribeca’s Star Wars Tribeca Family Day on May 4.

In Boyle’s “Yesterday,” Himesh Patel stars as a struggling songwriter who wakes up one morning to discover that he’s the only person in the world who can remember the songs of The Beatles or that the band ever existed. He then goes on a whirlwind journey to help restore the world to the songs of the beloved British rock band. It will make its premiere on May 4.

“Between Me and My Mind,” directed by Steven Cantor, follows Phish frontman Anastasio as he takes on new projects, including some of his most personal music to date, as well as Phish’s ambitious New Year’s Eve show at Madison Square Garden. It will play April 26.

Francis Ford Coppola himself will be on hand at the anniversary screening for “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut” on April 26 to reflect on the film and react to the finished restoration.

Added to the “Reality Bites” screening are director Ben Stiller, writer Helen Childress and stars Ethan Hawke, Winona Ryder, Janeane Garofalo and Steve Zahn. The screening will take place May 4.

And director Cameron Crowe and executive producer James L. Brooks will be on hand with the cast of “Say Anything…” for that film’s anniversary screening. It will screen on April 30.

The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival runs between April 24-May 5. Tickets for events at the Beacon Theatre go on sale March 19 at 11 a.m. ET; Single tickets for all other Festival events go on sale March 26 at 11 a.m. ET.