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Tribeca Film Festival 2012

Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival

Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival

If you are in New York City and are a movie-buff, you may consider paying a visit to the Tribeca Film Festival.

The Festival was founded a decade ago by Jane Rosenthal and her producing partner, Robert De Niro. Since its foundation, the Tribeca Film Festival has tried on many identities. It’s attempted to become a hot spot for sports movies, narrative documentaries, music-themed films and genre flicks, to name just a few.
But this year, the festival—which kicked off last Wednesday night in Manhattan and runs through April 29—is assuming a more unlikely role: as a prime venue to discover international films.

The most prominent world-cinema gathering, of course, takes place 4,000 miles (and four weeks) away in Cannes, France. But thanks to the hiring of Frederic Boyer, a longtime Cannes Film Festival programmer, and a renewed focus on foreign directors, Tribeca this year will showcase an especially wide range of internationally flavored titles.

“We’ve always tried to have a diverse international lineup,” said Rosenthal, “but the program this year is definitely stronger.”

If you’re interested, visit the Festival website. It gathers all relevant information like Festival ScheduleTicket InfoGetting Around, etc.