Volume 17, Number 47 | April 15 — 21, 2005

Layer Cake, the stylized noire thriller from the U.K. about drug deals, double crosses and hired hits.

Free Events At The Tribeca Film Festival

Venue: The North Cove at the World Financial Center (behind the Winter Garden).
Friday, April 22 : Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Saturday, April 23: Saturday Night Fever
Sunday, April 24: Mad Hot Ballroom
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Screenings start on or about 8:00 p.m. (dusk)
Admission is free, but a ticket for each night is required. Festival pass holders must also have specific Tribeca Drive-In tickets, which will be distributed through designated outlets, including the Festival Box Office.

Annual TFF Art Awards Exhibit

April 19-28 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Gallery Viet Nam, 345 Greenwich Street
Every year, world-renowned artists create the awards presented at the Tribeca Film Festival. Once again we will honor their contribution with a special exhibit, free and open to the public throughout the Festival, hosted by Nokia. Take this rare opportunity to view the works of Matthew Barney, Eric Fischl, April Gornick, Stephen Hannock, Nicky Nodjoumi, Richard Prince, Todd Stone, and Tom Sachs.

Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

The Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair on Saturday April 30, 2005 will be a fun-filled experience for families that will unfold along 12 blocks of Greenwich Street between Beach and Duane Streets, with food, entertainment and family activities all day long.

Dozens of family-friendly neighborhood restaurants and merchants will participate, along with schools and other organizations from the Tribeca community. There will be entertainment and special performances throughout the day on the street and on multiple Festival Stages, along with crafts, games, story telling, art shows, and character appearances. 

The Street Fair will run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Activities and Participants from last year’s event included:
Professional Talent (over 50 Artists and Acts)
Local School Performance Groups (20 Acts)
Puppet Shows and Workshops (10 Artists)
Storytelling (over 20 Storytellers and Groups)
Street Performers (over 75 Performers)
Special Character “Meet & Greets”
AMEX “House Of Stars” Activity Tent
United States Tennis Association
Scholastic’s “Everything Fun for Kids!” Pavilion
Author and Guest Celebrity Book Readings
Neighborhood Food and Merchant Tents (over 30 Total)
Tribeca Community Organizations (over 15 Participants)
Area Artists & Craftspeople (over 10 Participants)
Tribeca School Art Shows (over 10 Participating Schools)  
Face Painting
Sand Sculpting
Street Games
Kid Crafts
Garden of Kites
NYFD Ladder Company #8
Official Event Merchandise

Other Events

Discussions by industry leaders in filmmaking, directing, acting, production and writing in the entertainment community, including a conversation with renowned director Sydney Pollack, director of the 2005 Festival’s opening night gala premiere, The Interpreter, starring Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman and written by Charles Randolph, Scott Frank and Steven Zaillian.

Fierce People, a world premiere of Griffin Dunne’s new drama, a Lions Gate Films Release, starring Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland and written by Dirk Wittenborn.

The Great New Wonderful, a world premiere of the new film directed by Danny Leiner (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), written by Sam Catlin, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Edie Falco, Tony Shalhoub and Olympia Dukakis that interweaves five stories in post-9/11 New York City.

House of Wax, directed by Jaume Collet-Sera, and starring Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri’chard star, is a remake of the 1953 horror classic House of Wax 3-D, starring Vincent Price and tells the story of a group of friends who fall prey to a sinister plot while passing through a small town on their way to a college football game. It will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Through the Fire, a world premiere documentary directed by Jonathan Hock that follows star basketball player Sebastian Telfair through his senior year in high school, his decision to attend the University of Louisville and ultimately his decision to go pro.

Show Business, world premiere directed by Dori Berinstein and written by Berinstein and Richard Hankin, which tracks four Broadway musicals – Avenue Q, Taboo, Caroline, or Change, and Wicked from inception through the Tony Awards

New to the Festival this year is The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Music Lounge, an intimate and dynamic showcase featuring live performances by emerging and established artists.

Performances will be held April 27 - 29 at the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street in Tribeca.


Online : Online Festival Guide at www.tribecafilmfestival.org
By Telephone: (212) 321-7400; (866) 941-FEST (3378) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Walk-up Box Office: 443 Greenwich Street
(at Vestry Street) between April 3 - May 1, 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Satellite Walk-up Box Office Location: The Scholastic Store (557 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Streets) between April 11 - April 30, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (closed at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday)
Most film screenings will be held at Regal Cinemas 1-11 at Battery Park City, the
Museum of Jewish Heritage, Pace University and Tribeca Cinemas.

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