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The Tribeca Film Festival 2022 guide

Our ultimate guide to Tribeca Film Festival in New York City including movie reviews, ticket info and more

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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The Tribeca Film Festival in 2022 will be back stronger than ever with the best local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers. 

Last year, the event return to in-person audiences after 2020 and featured over 250 events, including a borough-to-borough screening series to New York City's most iconic open-air venues and welcomed over 100,000 attendees.

"We’re excited to welcome back creators from all mediums, entertainers and our audiences for another memorable experience," said Paula Weinstein, Chief Content Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. "In 2022 we look forward to creating new ways to enjoy their work across New York’s unbeatable options of theatres, parks, rooftops and other innovative venues across the city."

We've got your complete one-stop guide to the Tribeca Film Festival: our personal must-see picks, movie screenings, ticket info, a list of nearby bars and restaurants and much more.

When is Tribeca Film Festival?

The 21st annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place in Lower Manhattan, Chelsea and special venues from June 8-19, 2022.

Where is Tribeca Film Festival?

The festival mainly takes place at the Regal Battery Park, Cinépolis Chelsea, Beacon Theatre, SVA Theatre and the festival’s own Tribeca Festival Hub, with rare exceptions.

What is on the line-up for Tribeca Film Festival?

Tribeca Film Festival will host the world premieres of Corner Office, starring Jon Hamm and Danny Pudi and Somewhere in Queens, directed by Ray Romano and co-starring Laurie Metcalf, Tony Lo Bianco, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Jennifer Esposito.

Additional films include American Dreamer with Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine, Matt Dillon, and Danny Glover; The Cave of Adullam, produced by Laurence Fishburne; Beauty written by Lena Waithe; Jerry & Marge Go Large by David Frankel and starring Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening, and Rainn Wilson; Aisha with Letitia Wright; Alone Together directed, written, and starring Katie Holmes alongside Jim Sturgess, Zosia Mamet, and Melissa Leo; My Name Is Andrea with Ashley Judd; Space Oddity directed by Kyra Sedgwick; Acidman with Thomas Haden Church and Dianna Agron; and The Integrity of Joseph Chambers with Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; among many others. You can see the full line-up here.

Tribeca Film Festival's "Talks and Reunions" series will feature conversations with critically-acclaimed actors, performers, artists, and entertainers, including Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Seth Meyers in conversation with Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant, Cynthia Erivo, DJ Steve Aoki, Tig Notaro, JR, W Kamau Bell, and television writer and producer Phil Rosenthal in conversation with actor and director Alex Edelman.

There will also be a "Directors Series" with Tyler Perry in conversation with co-host of CBS Mornings Gayle King and director Julian Schnabel discussing his groundbreaking 2000 film Before Night Falls. The series also includes a virtual conversation with Academy-winning director, producer, and screenwriter Adam McKay moderated by IndieWire’s Eric Kohn available exclusively through Tribeca at Home.

In its "Reunions" series, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino will be joined by director Michael Mann and producer Art Linson to discuss Heat, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Bilge Ebiri. Director Kasi Lemmons, producer Caldecot “Cotty'' Chubb, Meagan Good, and additional members of the cast of Eve’s Bayou will celebrate its 25th anniversary and director Todd Haynes, producer Christine Vachon, and actors Ewan McGregor and Micko Westmorland will reunite to celebrate and discuss the 25th Anniversary of Velvet Goldmine. In honor of the 50 anniversary of the Academy Award-winning classic The Godfather, Tribeca will screen a remastered version of the film that will be introduced by star Al Pacino.

Finally, "Tribeca Talks: Master Classes," a series of free events to engage and learn from film industry veterans, is back with a class on documentary directing with Coodie & Chike; a discussion with intimacy coordinator Alicia Rodis; a conversation with music supervisor Randall Poster; session with former Marvel President & Publisher/AWA Studios CEO Bill Jemas to talk about building a comic book universe; demonstration about the making of The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience with Kim Libreri, CTO of Epic Games; and dialogue with Scott Z. Burns, Dorothy Fortenberry, and the Producers Guild of America on sustainable filmmaking.

What is new this year at Tribeca Film Festival?

Tribeca Film Festival is introducing the New Voices Award for the immersive program, which is awarded to a first- or second-time XR creator that brings new perspectives and artistic languages to immersive storytelling.

"Tribeca Immersive" is an immersive program at Spring Studios that showcases cinematic and cutting-edge virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and interactive experiences from top artists. Some of the experiences include "Evolver," a journey through the inner landscape of the human body from executive producers Edward R. Pressman and Terrence Malick, created by Marshmallow Laser Feast, with music by Jonny Greenwood; "Please, Believe Me," an investigation of Lyme disease from Peabody Award Winner Nonny de la Peña; and "Plastisapiens," an exploration of how the environment affects human evolution from Miri Chekhanovich, Édith Jorisch, and Dpt.

Sessions, both virtual and in-person, can be reserved at tribecafilm.com/immersive.

How do I get tickets?

Buy tickets at the official festival website. Prices range from $25.94 to a cool $356 for special gala events. You can also purchase passes for individual days or the entire festival. Visit the official site for details.

Plan your Tribeca Film Festival experience