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Festival’s new director returns to N.Y.C. to find a community
|Peter Scarlet was 3,000 miles away from New York — 6,000 miles away from San Francisco, for that matter — when he first heard of something called the Tribeca Film Festival.

Adding a few to the celebrity deluge
The hills of Tribeca are alive with the sound and sights of stars. These are not uncommon sites to us locals; in fact we have become almost inured to tripping over celebrities and pretending it is no big deal. But the density of celebrities at the Tribeca Film Festival, in its second gala year, is like the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti. Famous film folk flow through our streets in a veritable deluge. In fact, I propose “deluge” as the group noun for celebrities; you know like a dazzle of zebra, a crash of rhinos, a journey of giraffe. A “deluge of celebrities,” has a nice ring to it.

Raised in Tribeca, they’re playing the festival
By Laura S. Greene

These three Madonnas might be on the fringe of making it big, but scoring record deals and opening acts does not cloud their vision. These Downtown natives will never forget their Tribeca roots because that’s what they’re all about — making it on their own and not forgetting who helped them along the way.

Film Festival returns to help Downtown

They’re baaack!
The Tribeca Film Festival returned to Lower Manhattan last weekend with some children’s films and activities and will move into a full gallop Tuesday with a horse-drawn procession down Greenwich St. and speeches by Gov. George Pataki, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the festival’s co-founders, actor Robert De Niro and his partner, Jane Rosenthal.

Clifford kicks off children’s events
Devon introduced Clifford the Big Red Dog to Tribeca over the weekend as the second annual Tribeca Film Festival got underway, right. Holden Higgins was busy working on his bone, top left. The Family Festival street fair will be along Greenwich St. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on May 10.


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