MANHATTAN — The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is offering a host of free events, including online films and outdoor screenings from April 18-29. .
FREE ONLINE FILMS
The dress code for these events could be your pajamas. Enjoy a night in at the Tribeca Online Film Festival with multiple feature length and short films via the web. Films showing online will be available after their theatrical premiere at the main festival and viewers from around the country can vote for their favorite.
Feature Length Films
Babygirl, directed and written by Macdara Vallely. Bronx teenager Lena watches her mother squander her life on deadbeat men. When Victor, her mom’s latest boy toy, starts hitting on Lena she sets a trap to get back at him, but the plan backfires. Available from Thursday, April 19 at 9 p.m.
On The Mat, directed and written by Fredric Golding. This documentary follows a high school wrestling team through the highs and lows of a season. Available from Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m.
The Russian Winter, directed by Petter Ringbom. After a Grammy nomination with the Fugees and then a prison sentence, this documentary trails Brooklyn-born musician John Forte as he completes a concert series across Russia. Available from Friday, April 20 at 8:30 p.m.
Town of Runners, directed by Jerry Rothwell. Over the past 20 years the rural Ethiopian town of Bekoji has churned out numerous Olympic Champion long-distance runners. This documentary captures the journey of two teenage hopefuls. Available from April 19 at 6:45 p.m.
BFF, directed and written by Neil LaBute. A friend, Jack, counsels his best friend, Jill, through what she believes could be an unfaithful relationship. Available from April 18 at 10 a.m.
CatCam, directed by Seth Keal. Triggered by intrigue about where his adopted cat disappears to for days, a German engineer develops the “CatCam” to solve the mystery. Available from April 18 at 10 a.m.
Scenes from a Visit to Japan, directed and written by Joel Schlemowitz. An experimental film that focuses on Japan’s recent sufferings. Available from April 18 at 10 a.m.
Transmission, directed and written by Zak Hilditch. A father drives his daughter to safety in Australia after a deadly pandemic breaks out. Available from April 18 at 10 a.m.
Doggy Bags, directed and written by Edward Burns. A girl causes her boyfriend to worry when she routinely orders massive amounts of food to go. Available from April 18 at 10 a.m.
TRIBECA DRIVE-IN OUTDOOR SCREENINGS
TFF will once again be hosting outdoor screenings from April 19 to 21 with a mix of classics and even a world premiere. The event, held at World Financial Center Plaza in Battery Park City, opens at 6 p.m, with live music from 7 p.m. and the play button pushed at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m). No actual car required.
"Jaws," on Thursday, April 19.
"The Goonies," on Friday, April 20.
"Knuckleball!" on Saturday, April 21. At this world premiere, a documentary delivers the tale of well-known knuckleball pitchers in the Major Baseball League.
TRIBECA/NYFEST SOCCER DAY
The day will include an industry soccer tournament, a celebrity soccer match, and a youth soccer showcase, including soccer clinics for local kids, skill demonstrations and workshops. On Saturday, April 21 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
TRIBECA FAMILY FESTIVAL STREET FAIR
The event will include Broadway performances from "Sister Act: The Musical," "Memphis," "Wicked" and more, as well as face painters, puppet shows and music. Local restaurants and merchants will also have booths. On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Greenwich Street between Chambers and Hubert streets.
TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS DAY
This event, in its sixth year, gives sports fans an range of free activities that include games, demonstrations and prize giveaways. Some New York athletes and mascots will also make an appearance. Catch the Wheels of Freestyle BMX Stunt Shows starting at midday. On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along North Moore Street between Greenwich and West streets.
A selection of special events will be streamed live: Universal Studios 100th Anniversary on April 19 at 3 p.m., with Robert De Niro and Judd Apatow.
Tribeca Film Festival Awards Night, on April 26 at 7 p.m.
Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, on April 27 at 11 a.m.