The Tribeca Festival is about to premier its first movie in New York. The Tribeca Festival is the first in-person film festival since the beginning of Covid 19.
The Tribeca Festival is celebrating its 20th year; the event ditched “film” from its titles as shorts, television shows, podcasts, and games are now also part of the event.
This year, the event will showcase 66 productions from 81 filmmakers of 23 nations and 56 world premieres. The festival began on Wednesday with the debut of the adaptations to Jon M Chu’s musical In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Over the weekend, various debuts took place, among them the A$AP Rocky documentary Stockholm Syndrome. The movie covers the rapper’s ascent to fame and chronicles his struggles when he was arrested after a heated brawl in Stockholm, Sweden. Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, attended the documentary premiere with co-producers Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro.
Vanessa Hudgens was also present at the event enjoying her Oklahoma-based thriller, Asking For It. The movie also stars Luke Hemsworth and the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” alum Erza Miller. Hudgens went to the film’s premier donned in a leopard print shirt pairing it with her slick bun up-do.
Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski partnered up to join Tribeca’s Storytellers conversation.
Jasmine Cephas showed up with his fiance and “In the Heights” star Anthony Ramos to attend her Starz’s “Blindspotting” premiere at Tribeca 2021 Festival.
Chris Cooper and Sanaa Lathan showcased their directorial debuts with With/In with Bart Freundlich as producer. The movie is an incredibly hopeful account of one of the most challenging years of the current generation.
Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer of Kiss, and Tommy Thayer also made their appearance for the premiere of their Biography and documentary: KISStory.