1. Dare to Be Different
If you grew up on Long Island in the early ’80s and wanted to be cool, you listened to WLIR, the groundbreaking Garden City radio station that tipped kids off to new wave and New Romantic bands way before MTV. Ellen Goldfarb’s long-in-the-making doc is a nostalgic wave of hair gel, synthesized rebellion and the most perfect pop music ever (don’t fight us on this). After the first screening, enjoy a miniconcert from WLIR mainstays A Flock of Seagulls, the Alarm and the English Beat’s Dave Wakeling. Don’t know those bands? We’re sad for you.
Tribeca Festival Hub, 50 Varick St, sixth floor (tribecafilm.com). Apr 27 at 8:30pm. · Regal Battery Park, 102 North End Ave (844-462-7342, tribecafilm.com). Apr 28, 29 at 9:45pm; Apr 30 at 3:45, 9:45pm. · $23.88–$43.45.