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Tribeca Film Festival 2023: A Festival of Stories and Sounds

John Hamm stars in Maggie Moore(s).

The 22nd Tribeca Film Festival opened yesterday, June 7, in Lower Manhattan and it’s already creating a considerable amount of buzz for several films such as The Adults, Downtown Owl, Eric LaRue, and The Good Half.

This year’s festival not only features over 100 films from around the world, but it will also host a variety of events that go beyond the world of film. There are concerts, virtual reality exhibits, tech meetups, and Tribeca Talks, which features successful individuals from various fields. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the 12-day festival.

The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. The festival was originally conceived to revitalize the Lower Manhattan area and to provide a platform for independent filmmakers.

"From day one, we started this festival as a response to 9/11 and to bring our community something to look forward to and to give them a new memory after the devastation that happened here in downtown New York,” Rosenthal told ABC News.

Several films in this year’s program used APM music to bring their stories to life. Check out the full list and listen to the playlist.

  • The Blackening

  • Eric LaRue

  • I.S.S -

  • Maggie Moore(s)

  • Shortcomings

  • The K-Town Killer

  • The Shadow Brother Sunday

  • The Graduates

  • Against All Enemies


More Facts About the Tribeca Film Festival

The first Tribeca Film Festival was held in May 2002 and featured 108 films from 26 countries. The festival was a critical and commercial success, and it has since grown into one of the most important film festivals in the world.

The Tribeca Film Festival now features over 100 films each year, and it attracts thousands of filmmakers, industry professionals, and film lovers from all over the world. The festival also features a variety of educational programs, panels, and workshops.

The Tribeca Film Festival has been instrumental in revitalizing the Lower Manhattan area, and it has helped to make New York City a major center for independent film. The festival is also a major economic driver for the city, and it is estimated to generate over $100 million in economic activity each year.

The Tribeca Film Festival is a celebration of independent film and a testament to the resilience of New York City. The festival is a vital part of the city's cultural landscape, and it is a must-attend event for anyone who loves film.

Here are some of the most notable films that have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival:

  • "The Departed" (2006)

  • "Precious" (2009)

  • "The King's Speech" (2010)

  • "Argo" (2012)

  • "Boyhood" (2014)

  • "Spotlight" (2015)

  • "Moonlight" (2016)

  • "The Shape of Water" (2017)

  • "Parasite" (2019)


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