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Movie Magic in Lower Manhattan

You may have heard of the Tribeca Film Festival, and you may even know that it was started by legendary actor and director Robert De Niro. What many people do not know is that the film star and Manhattan native was inspired to found the festival in order to help revitalize Lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Now in its 16th year, this wildly successful celebration of cinema combines star-studded entertainment with brilliant artistry, bringing you the best in established and newly-discovered talent from around the world. This year’s films will cover a wide range of genres including drama, comedy, sci-fi, thriller, art house, documentary, and shorts, all showcased between April 19 and April 30 at venues across Lower Manhattan. Lectures and panel discussions featuring actors, directors, producers, and more will also take place, so you can get a real insider’s look at how a film goes from a single image in one person’s mind to an hours-long collective adventure on the silver screen.

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