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Tribeca Film Festival Will Screen 'The Birds' and 'Beetlejuice' at the Tribeca Drive-In; Other Free Events Announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival announced their signature Tribeca Drive-In movie series today along with the full lineup of the festival's other free community events, including the Street Fair, Sports Day, and new additions.

This year's Tribeca Drive-In, which is held at Brookfield Place, will screen Hitchcock's "The Birds," followed by Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice," and the festival's new cat documentary "Lil Bub & Friendz." The screenings will also feature family events including movie trivia, face painting, costume contests, and more.

In partnership with MoMA PS1, the festival will offer a special TFF screenings of Michelangelo Frammartino's ("Le quatro volte") "Alberi" and Sam Fleischner's "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors." "Alberi," a sonic journey through the Italian countryside will run as a free installation at the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 and "Stand Clear," about an autistic boy who skips class for a day-trip on the NYC subway, will screen at VW Dome 2 in the Rockaways in partnership with Rooftop Films.

"Alberi." TFF

Genna Terranova, the festival's Director of Programming, said "We are excited to continue to build our public programming with a variety of free exhibitions that celebrate storytelling and innovation and engage the New York creative community.”

The festival's annual Street Fair will feature the new Tribeca Studios Backlot, which will transform the streets of downtown into an interactive movie set, as well as the Tribeca Food Feast where visitors can watch local chefs cook on a show kitchen stage. The street fair will also include live Broadway performances, puppet shows, and a sneak preview of this summer's upcoming "The Smurfs 2."

"Free events that foster culture and community have long been a cornerstone of the Festival mission," said Peter Downing, Creative Director and Producer, Tribeca Family Festival.

"We are looking forward to once again welcoming families from downtown as well as New Yorkers from across the city to experience the fun and energy of our signature Street Fair and Sports Day, and to introduce new programs like the Tribeca Studios Backlot and Tribeca Food Feast that are sure to delight visitors of all ages."

The festival runs from April 17- 28. See the festival's free events lineup on page 2...

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