And that’s a wrap!
The Tribeca Film Festival went as quickly as it came, but not without first putting its stamp on the movies to come in 2018. Robert De Niro and Co. has long cast a spotlight on New York-focused narrative features and documentaries, as well as foreign pictures—a calvelcade of up-and-coming talent set alongside Hollywood’s most A-list. Since 2002, growing from its humble post-9/11 beginnings into an annual powerhouse, the festival has carved out an impressive niche for itself.
In its 17th year, New York City’s filmic rite of spring kicked off on April 18 with Lisa Dapolito’s Love, Gilda, a documentary tribute to a true original and one of late-night comedy’s all-time greats, Gilda Radner. On April 28, the closing night gala screened another New York story: the first episode of Liz Garbus’s four-part Showtime documentary series The Fourth Estate, which chronicles a year inside The New York Times while it covers the first year of the Trump presidency.
Looking over the list of films at Tribeca is always daunting. When the categories are seemingly endless and with so much on offer, the festival can leave the average moviegoer lost for guidance. Plot summaries aren’t much use, given that there often appears to be two films for every kind of premise. So the only way to discover good movies is to simply watch them, which requires long hours, an unflagging optimism that the next film might be leading the pack and, importantly, a colossal stubborn streak. Anthem has yet to best its 2011 record of seeing 60-plus films at Tribeca. Is this being thorough or just downright insane? You decide. We don’t wish that upon anyone.
Now be sure to scroll back up to the top and swipe through the gallery to get a full rundown of our carefully curated list of featured talent at Tribeca this year—captured by photographer Reto Sterchi exclusively for Anthem—which includes Noomi Rapace, Boyd Holbrook, Nicola Peltz, Eliza Dushku, Alessandro Nivola, Anders Danielsen Lie, Kate Micucci, Molly Ringwald, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Rosemarie DeWitt, Alex Pettyfer, Jemima Kirke, Laia Costa, and many more!