Born out of its mission to bring people together in the aftermath of 9/11, the Tribeca Festival, now some 20 years into its existence, returned to New York City this month with that objective—a trademark community focus spanning a sweeping bill of fare—still very much leading the charge. Over the course of its 12-day run from June 7-18th, the annual springtime fête will screen 109 features from 127 filmmakers representing 36 countries—a whopping 93 of them world premieres. These are big numbers, to be sure, which doesn’t include the vast array of short films screened, nor the crowd-pleasing retrospective program on offer, boasting the likes of the 25th anniversary screening of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and the 30th anniversary screening of A Bronx Tale.
Monotonous festival images tend to dominate the media space and are instantly recognizable—gussied up celebrities at panels and on red carpets—and then there are the more intimate, one-of-a-kind close-ups that a photographer of Reto Sterchi’s caliber can capture. Above, see the 2023 Tribeca Festival through his lens. Anthem’s photo studio ran June 9-12th, where the creatives behind some of the buzziest titles in this year’s line-up stopped by our Tribeca space, including Alex Wolff and Lewis Pullman of The Line, Jennifer Esposito of Fresh Kills, Jai Courtney and Erin Moriarty of Catching Dust, Alicia Silverstone of Perpetrator, Sophia Lillis and Hannah Gross of The Adults, Dewayne Perkins and Antoinette Robertson of The Blackening, and many more.
Anthem’s photo studio will be updating throughout the festival so keep checking back for the latest.