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

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 25, 2013 at 2:41PM

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.
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Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"
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.

TRIBECA DRIVE-IN OUTDOOR SCREENINGS

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

 

TRIBECA FAMILY FESTIVAL STREET FAIR

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.

TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS DAY

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.

 FAMILY SCREENINGS

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)

PUBLIC SCREENINGS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOMA PS1

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

Alberi

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)

 


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.