Robert De Niro and co.'s downtown film festival has long shown a spotlight on local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers. We've got your complete one-stop-shopping guide to this year's festival: our personal must-see picks, showtimes, ticket info, a list of nearby bars and restaurants and oh-so-much more.
When is the Tribeca Film Festival?
The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place in Lower Manhattan from Apri 15–26, 2015.
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Tribeca neighborhood guide
Tribeca, New York, is prime shopping and dining territory, but which places stand out? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do. In the 1960s and ’70s, artists colonized the former industrial wasteland in the triangle below Canal Street, squatting in its abandoned warehouses. These days, Tribeca’s six-figure lofts are occupied by the rich and famous; Robert De Niro, a founder of the Tribeca Film Center, Tribeca Film Festival and several local businesses, is the celebrity most closely associated with the neighborhood. Upscale retail and haute restaurants cater to the well-heeled locals, but there are some affordable spots in the mix, such as an outpost of excellent wine bar chainlet Terroir and the outstanding culture hub 92YTribeca. Tribeca—New York's gritty nightlfe frontier in the 1980s—continues the legacy of the Mudd Club and Area with one of the city's best clubs, Santos Party House.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to New York neighborhoods You might also like New York neighborhoods: Photo tours of New York See another side of the city with TONY’s photo tours of six New York neighborhoods, including the West Village, Bushwick and the Upper East Side. TONY equipped photographers with Lomography cameras for these photo tours of six New York neighborhoods, and asked them to capture the coolest people, places and landmarks in each one. Check out their shots and learn more about these fascinating hoods. Plus, find out where to buy the Lomography cam
East Village neighborhood guide
The East Village is prime shopping and dining territory, but which places stand out? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do. The East Village—the blocks east of the Bowery between Houston and 14th Streets—may have lost some of its radical edge (and the unofficial home of U.S. punk, CBGB, is now an upscale menswear store), but remnants of its spirited past endure in arty hangouts like the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Despite decades of gentrification, humanity in all its guises still converges in the neighborhood’s parks, bargain restaurants, indie record stores and grungy watering holes. Recent years have seen an influx of standout bars, while a wealth of reasonably priced eateries with cult followings has made the E-Vill a magnet for budget-minded foodies.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to New York neighborhoods You might also like New York neighborhoods: Photo tours of New York See another side of the city with TONY’s photo tours of six New York neighborhoods, including the West Village, Bushwick and the Upper East Side. TONY equipped photographers with Lomography cameras for these photo tours of six New York neighborhoods, and asked them to capture the coolest people, places and landmarks in each one. Check out their shots and learn more about these fascinating hoods. Plus, find out where to buy the Lomography cameras used for each photo tour.—Edited by Amy Plitt and Sharon Steel Photo tour of the West Village Photo tour of Bushwick Photo tour of t
Chelsea neighborhood guide
Chelsea, New York, is known for its art galleries, gay scene and now the High Line. Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do. The far west side of Chelsea—New York's premier contemporary-art district—was an edgy, semi-industrial patch before it was colonized by adventurous gallerists in the 1990s. Increasingly blue chip, it is now home to such high-profile spaces as Gagosian Gallery, Gladstone Gallery and Haunch of Venison. The development of the High Line has brought more visitors to the formerly desolate area. The verdant, elevated promenade commands great views of the surrounding architecture—a mix of industrial landmarks and gleaming new structures—and passes through the old loading dock of the former Nabisco factory, which now houses the eateries and shops of Chelsea Market. While the Chelsea gay scene has become commercialized and, to the younger set, passé, there are still some worthwhile watering holes, eateries and shops, and flea market aficionados can peruse vestiges of a sprawling hub for antiques and bric-a-brac.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to New York neighborhoods You might also like Best date spots: Chelsea K2 NightsEvery Friday night, the Rubin Museum's sleek caf morphs into the K2 Lounge, offering a special menu of Pan-Asian tapas to kick off an evening of live or deejayed music (prices vary for live concerts). Friday nights also include the "Cabaret Cinema" series: Guest speakers introduce classic films (free with $7 bar minimum) t
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Top ten Tribeca Film Festival 2012 picks
The downtown fest returns; here’s what you need to see. It may have adopted a somewhat leaner and meaner attitude toward its programming than in past years, but the Tribeca Film Festival once again invades downtown Manhattan with the usual sprawling mixture of big-name Hollywood blockbusters (a new Jason Segel rom-com! The Avengers!), Amerindie and world-cinema obscurities (scrappy lo-fi offerings from Cuba, Canada and the four corners of the earth) and everything in between (the truly unclassifiable toon Consuming Spirits). Here are ten offerings from the 2012 edition that’ll help you maintain a well-balanced cinematic diet.RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of the Tribeca Film FestivalÉvocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. MovieMorton Downey Jr. grew up in the shadow of his popular-singer father until he “distinguished” himself with an in-your-face television talk show that took on hot-button issues like the Tawana Brawley rape allegations, while giving his guests and audience a chance to act out in a base, Roman Colosseum fashion. It’s a dubious legacy that this absorbing doc—which posits its subject as a pre-Beck-and-Hannity pioneer of loud punditry—examines with a heathenish affection of which “the Mouth” himself would surely approve. (Showtimes and venues)—KUHeadshot A disgraced cop disguised as a monk assassinates a politician, thereby earning a bullet in his own skull. We then find out how our fallen hero ended up progressing toward this predicament along the path of karmic r
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Toronto International Film Festival
Get all the news from the Toronto International Film Festival, from interviews with breakout stars to first impressions on the big premieres such as Cloud Atlas and The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master Read our first impressions after the official North American premiere. Stories We Tell, Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell and Sarah Polley connect as the fest heats up. Cloud Atlas, Passion, Spring Breakers The fest yields a cornucopia of crazy from the Wachowskis and Brian De Palma. To the Wonder, What Maisie Knew Marriage hits the rocks in two emotional powerhouses. Q&A: Looper's Rian Johnson The director of Brick returns with a twisty, turny sci-fi brain teaser. Berberian Sound Studio and horror at TIFF They may not like the term, but plenty of movies find their winding way to the horror genre. Back to the water: Leviathan, Kon-Tiki, The Bay Breaking the waves with three filled-to-the-brim titles. The Gatekeepers, Argo, Casting By Behind-the-scenes players get their moments in the spotlight. Q&A: Much Ado About Nothing's' Joss Whedon The man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer takes on the Bard. Q&A: Place Beyond the Pines's Derek Cianfrance Blue Valentine's director takes on father issues. Q&A: What Maisie Knew's Scott McGehee and David Siegel Divorce, seen through the eyes of a child. Q&A: Seven Psychopaths' Martin McDonagh It's another sly crime-comedy. Related Toronto coverage Toronto International Film Festival 2011 Toronto halftime report (
Sundance Film Festival
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This year's best movies, actors and silver-screen professionals have already been nominated and are headed to the 85th Academy Awards. Oscar fans, get ready! It's almost time for the Academy Awards: Oscars will go to the lucky two-dozen winners on Sunday, February 24. Time Out New York will tune in, of course, and sling as much sass as possible during the broadcast. Until then, catch up with our movie reviews of all the Best Picture hopefuls. And get your own Oscars ballot started with our complete list of the Oscar nominations in all categories. Academy Awards Nominations 2013 Oscar nominations announced for 85th Academy Awards Oscar nominations 2013: Full list of Academy Awards nominees The Oscar nominations have been made and the 85th Academy Awards are right around the corner. Prepare for the show by familiarizing yourself with the nominees. Best Picture: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook; Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln; Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables; Joaquin Phoenix, The Master; Denzel Washington, Flight Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Emmanuelle Riva, Amour; Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Naomi Watts, The Impossible Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, Argo; Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook; Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master; Tomm
'New Directors/New Films'
NYC's premier film festival for fresh talent has showcased early works by Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee and many, many more; check out TONY's coverage of "New Directors/New Films" and discover tomorrow's great moviemakers today. New Directors/New Films coverage New Directors/New Films 2013 Check out our recommendations! ND/NF film lovers' staycation offer Enter for your chance to win. Past New Directors/New Films New Directors/New Films 2012 For those of us consistently scanning the cinematic horizon for fresh filmmaking talent, New Directors/New Films is a calendar-clearing event; at its best, this annual festival of neophytes and next-gen auteurs gives curious audiences a glimpse at future major players. Running through April 1 at both Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art, the 41st edition of ND/NF promises to deliver another batch of ground-floor discoveries. Here are five you’ll want to check out. Gimme the LootThe Rodney Dangerfields of Gotham’s graffiti world, Malcolm and Sofia get no respect; all that will change, however, if this duo tags the Mets’ Home Run Apple at Citi Field. They just have to raise $500 first. Part caper comedy and part funky-fresh cityscape, Adam Leon’s debut feature hits a humanistic sweet spot, turning its two trash-talking Picassos into underdog heroes. And that last shot would make Ozu beam. (Fri 23 at 6:30pm, FSLC; Sun 25 at 2:30pm, MoMA)—DF Goodbye (Bé omid é didar)Facing possible imprisonment and a 20-y
Tribeca Film Festival
The ultimate guide to Tribeca Film Festival 2013, featuring movie reviews, showtimes, ticket info and event listings to a Tribeca restaurant guide. Tribeca Film Festival venues AMC Loews Village 7 This seven-auditorium movie theater, which Loews opened in 1991, was built in 1868 as the headquarters of the NYC Department of Public Charities and Corrections. BMCC Tribeca PAC Part of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, this theater first opened its doors in 1983. Today it presents musical performances, plays and dance programs for both its local college community and the larger New York City audience. The venue also hosts a yearly family series that runs from October to May. Brookfield Place Plaza The Brookfield Place Plaza is home to a rotating series of exhibitions, plays and performances. Clearview Chelsea Fulfill all your new-release needs and check out some terrific alternative programming (Hedda Lettuce–hosted revival screenings!) at this Manhattan multiplex. SVA Theatre The School of Visual Arts has two theaters, one that seats 479 attendees and the other 266. Musical performances and lectures are made all the more dramatic with Dolby Surround Sound. Tribeca Cinemas Besides its obvious reason for existence—screening films—the multiroom Tribeca Film Center hosts receptions and events of all sorts. Tribeca Film Center Besides its obvious reason for existence—screening films—the multiroom Tribeca Film Center hosts events of all sorts. Robert De Niro and co.'s
Cannes Film Festival
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New York Film Festival
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Berlin Film Festival
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