The Tribeca Film Festival just announced its opening-night film for Wednesday April 13: The First Monday in May. Those in the NYC fashion world know that day to be the customary placeholder for the annual Met Ball, the Anna Wintour-chaired fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and fashion exhibit. Attendees of the film are in for a double treat: Judging from the trailer, it's both a peek at the Ball's spectacular red-carpet dresses (and catty behind-the-scenes guest-list wrangling), as well as a keyhole into "China: Through the Looking Glass," the voluptuously styled 2015 Met show curated by Andrew Bolton that dropped jaws.
Tribeca generally picks a New York-centric documentary for its opening-night celebration: Past titles have included Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's love letter to Saturday Night Live, and One9's thrilling Nas: Time Is Illmatic, a screening which ended with a once-in-a-lifetime live Nas concert. The First Monday in May is directed by Andrew Rossi, also the maker of the excellent David Carr-heavy New York Times doc Page One: Inside the New York Times, a good sign of quality. Get a taste of the new film with the trailer below.
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