Curtain rises on the Tribeca Festival, and on New York, too

Curtain rises on the Tribeca Festival, and on New York, too

NEW YORK (AP) — The 20th Tribeca Festival is aiming to not just rebuild itself after a 2020 edition was largely scuttled by the pandemic, but to help revitalize its hometown. This year’s Tribeca, which opens Wednesday with Jon M. Chu’s adaption of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “In the Heights,” will be spread throughout all five-boroughs of New York with a mix of in-person and virtual screenings, ultimately culminating in a full-capacity premiere at a newly reopened Radio City Music Hall. For a festival founded in the wake of 9/11, coaxing New York back to life is a familiar role.

 

Photo: Ben Stiller, from left, Winona Ryder, Janeane Garofalo and Ethan Hawke attend the screening for “Reality Bites – 25th Anniversary Reunion” during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)