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Tribeca Adds Free Film Festival Events: Outdoor Screenings of 'The Birds,' 'Beetlejuice' and 'Lil Bub and Friendz'

by Beth Hanna
March 25, 2013 2:41 PM
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Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) has announced its lineup of free community events, including the fest's signature Tribeca Drive-In, this year featuring screenings of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" and the premiere of viral kitty video film "Lil Bub and Friendz." Full list of events below.

Tribeca's competition slate is here, with a roundup of fest special events here.


Thursday-Saturday, April 18-April 20

8:15 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.

Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza)

Co-sponsored by AT&T and JetBlue, and hosted by Brookfield

TFF’s outdoor screening series features the following films for this year’s Tribeca Drive-In. The free evening of cinema under the stars is open to the public, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m. The programs will also begin at 6 p.m., with screenings starting at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.).

The Birds—Thursday, April 18

Beetlejuice—Friday, April 19

Lil Bub & Friendz—Saturday, April 20



Saturday, April 27

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Greenwich Street (between Chambers Street and Hubert Street)

Presented by American Express

The Tribeca Family Festival, presented by American Express, will feature the annual Street Fair on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Greenwich Street from Chambers Street to Hubert Street, and at venues throughout the Tribeca neighborhood. The fair, a Festival favorite, is free and open to the public, and promises to be a day of family fun and lively entertainment.


Saturday, April 27

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

N. Moore Street (between Greenwich Street and West Street)

A perennial favorite of the Family Festival Street Fair, the seventh annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on N. Moore Street (between Greenwich Street and West Street). The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day gives sports fan the opportunity to engage in a variety of free, sports-related activities that will include games, demonstrations and prize giveaways. In addition, some of New York’s most popular athletes, mascots and sports personalities will make guest appearances throughout the day.


Downtown Youth Behind The Camera

Sunday, April 21

12 p.m.

SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street)

Sneak Preview of The Smurfs 2 and Family Screening of The Smurfs

Saturday, April 27

11 a.m.

TFI Presents

Saturday, April 27

11 a.m.

Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)

Film Fellows with the Tribeca Film Institute will screen a special program of short films created by downtown student filmmakers. (Recommended for ages 12 and up)

GE FOCUS FORWARD: “The Long and Short of Innovation”

Saturday, April 27

1 p.m.

Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)

STORY CORPS: “Stories In Animation”

Saturday, April 27

3 p.m.

Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)


There will be screenings for two TFF titles in partnership with MoMA PS1.


Installation will be open during Museum hours from Thursday, April 18-Saturday, April 27, excluding Sundays

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Saturday, April 27

7 p.m.

MoMA PS1's VW Dome 2 (1-94 Beach 95th St. Queens, NY)


1 Comment

  • Chike Camara | March 25, 2013 4:09 PMReply

    The Birds - one of my all time favorites. A lot of people don't get that movie but they somehow strangely are enamored by it. I love it.


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