TRIBECA FESTIVAL™ LAUNCHES “TRIBECA AT HOME,” A NEW ONLINE
PORTAL FEATURING PREMIERES AND ENCORE SCREENINGS OF FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Tribeca Will Offer Virtual Audiences Exclusive Online Premiere Screenings to Coincide with its Live, In-Person Events Premieres Include Films Featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, Billie Eilish and Chris Paul, and the Hopeful Future of Ferguson, MO
For the first time ever, the Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today the launch of its virtual hub, Tribeca At Home, an online platform to offer audiences, unable to attend the live, in-person events taking place June 9-20 across New York City this year, a flexible option to join in the fun from the comfort of their couch.
The new Tribeca Online Premieres section will invite festival-goers from around the country the opportunity to share and engage in making the festival experience even more dynamic and accessible to everyone. With a robust lineup of exciting new films, shorts and documentaries planned, the hub will also include an immersive showcase of 14 VR selections, various podcasts and games programming. The carefully curated films listed below will be exclusively available to online audiences in the U.S. only. Podcasts and gaming details to be announced at a later date.
Tribeca at Home virtual screenings are available for advance purchase at https://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets.
Movie-goers will also be able to purchase tickets to special online encore screenings of features and short films following their premieres at New York City venues. Exclusive virtual festival-style Q&As with the creators and cast will follow many of the feature films where online audiences can tune in to the panel discussions.
“Tribeca at Home allows us to bring the heart of our festival to even more communities around the country,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “While we are excited to gather in person this year with our live screenings reaching every corner of NYC, festival-goers and the at-home audiences will have more access to a diverse lineup of storytellers than ever before.”
“Tribeca first brought the festival experience into audience’s homes in 2011 with the launch of our Tribeca Online Film Festival, and again as the first festival of 2020 to announce virtual programming,” said Cara Cusumano, Festival Director and VP of Programming. “Now as we celebrate a return to in-person events in 2021, we are excited to also continue to cultivate our nationwide festival family with this new evolution of virtual programming into a permanent festival section.”
The Tribeca Online Premieres line-up will showcase 35 films including 24 features and 11 shorts. Select features and three previously announced shorts screening in person as part of the Juneteenth program will also be included within the Tribeca Online Premieres focusing on music, health and civil unrest. Academy Award®-winner Louie Psihoyos’ Mission: Joy documents the friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They’re Trying To Kill Us, executive produced by Billie Eilish and the Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul, explores the disproportionately higher rates of chronic disease in the African American community while examining the intersections of food, disease, race, poverty, institutional racism and government corruption. Ferguson Rising, directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, brings to light a new portrait of the community of Ferguson, the family and friends of Michael Brown, and a message of hope, love and renewal.
Narrative selections include: Creation Stories charting the dazed, confused and drug-fueled life of music mogul Alan McGee, whose label, Creation Records, catalyzed the Britpop sound of the ’90s by signing era-defining bands including Oasis, Primal Scream, and My Bloody Valentine; Mickey Reese directs Agnes in which a church dispatches a pair of priests to a convent where one of the nuns is possibly under the control of a demon; and the sci-fi thriller, Settlers, is set on a desolate Mars homestead, where young Remmy finds herself the prisoner of a mysterious and murderous stranger.
About the Tribeca Festival
The Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.
The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Tribeca will celebrate its 20th year June 9 – 20, 2021. www.tribecafilm.com/festival
In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, a private investment company with locations in New York and Mumbai, bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.
About the 2021 Tribeca Festival Partners
The 2021 Tribeca Festival is presented by AT&T and with the support of our corporate partners: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Audible, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CHANEL, City National Bank, CNN Films, Diageo, DoorDash, FreshDirect, Hudson Yards, Indeed, Montefiore-Einstein, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, P&G, PwC, Roku, Spring Studios New York.
*FEATURE NARRATIVE FILM LINEUP BELOW
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“Agnes,” directed by Mickey Reece, written by John Selvidge, Mickey Reece. Produced by Jensine Carr,
Jacob Snovel. (United States) – Online World Premiere. The church dispatches a pair of priests to a
convent where one of the nuns is possibly under the control of a demon. For one particular nun, their
arrival signals an intense crisis of faith. With Molly Quinn, Jake Horowitz, Sean Gunn, Chris Browning,
Ben Hall, Mary Buss.
“Asking For It,” directed and written by Eamon O’Rourke. Produced by Kiersey Clemons, Lee Broda, Ezra
Miller, Luke Daniels. Executive produced by Kevin Beer, Savoy Brummer, Lisa Yaro, Sol Guy, Seema
Thakker (United States) – Online World Premiere. After a chance encounter with an acquaintance takes a
dark turn, a traumatized young woman teams up with a group of tough female renegades whose thirst
for justice empowers them to take on belligerent frat boys, corrupt police officers, and a dangerous alt-
right group with a noxiously charismatic leader. With Kiersey Clemons, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra
Shipp, Ezra Miller, Radha Mitchell, Gabourey Sidibe, Leslie Stratton, Casey Camp-Horinek, Leyna Bloom,
Lisa Yaro, Casey Cott, Demetrius Shipp, Jr., with Luke Hemsworth, and David Patrick Kelly.
“Creation Stories,” directed by Nick Moran, written by Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh, produced by Shelley
Hammond, Hollie Richmond, Nathan McGough and Ben Dillon (UK) – Online US Premiere. Creation
Stories charts the dazed, confused and drug-fueled life of music mogul Alan McGee, whose label
Creation Records catalyzed the Britpop sound of the 90’s by signing era-defining bands including Oasis,
Primal Scream, and My Bloody Valentine. With Ewen Bremner, Suki Waterhouse, Jason Isaacs, Jason Flemyng,
Thomas Turgoose, and Steven Berkoff.
“Dating and New York,” directed and written by Jonah Feingold. Produced by Joaquin Acrich. (United
States) – Online World Premiere. After meeting on the dating app Meet Cute and having a one-night
stand, two New York millennials draw up a “Best Friends with Benefits” contract to avoid the pitfalls of a
relationship, but complications ensue. With Jaboukie Young-White, Francesca Reale, Catherine Cohen,
Brian Muller, Jerry Ferrara, Sohina Sidhu, Eva Victor, Arturo Castro, Taylor Hill, Alex Moffat, Hallie
Samuels, Yedoye Travis, Sondra James.
“Glob Lessons,” directed by Nicole Rodenburg, Produced by Reilly Myklebust, Nicole Rodenburg, Colin
Froeber, Written by Colin Froeber, Nicole Rodenburg (United States) – Online World Premiere. In this
charming road trip comedy, two strangers are thrown together to perform in a traveling theater troupe
across the Midwest, and the tests and triumphs of their journey lead them to form the first genuine
friendship of their adult lives.
“Peace by Chocolate,” directed by Jonathan Keijser, written by Jonathan Keijser, Abdul Malik. Produced by
Jonathan Keijser, Martin Paul-Hus, Catherine Legar. (Canada) – Online World Premiere. When a Syrian family immigrates to a small Canadian town, the son is torn between his dream of becoming a doctor and helping his father to rebuild his chocolate business. With Hatem Ali, Yara Sabri, Ayham Ammar, Mark Camacho, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Najlaa Khamari.
“The Perfect David (El Perfecto David),” directed by Felipe Gómez Aparicio, written by Leandro Custo,
Felipe Gómez Aparicio. Produced by Pablo Ingercher, Ramiro Pavón, Fiona Pittaluga, Martín Cuinat,
Felipe Gómez Aparicio. (Argentina, Uruguay) – Online World Premiere. Felipe Gomez Aparicio’s
unsettling The Perfect David explores with atmospheric visual precision the toxic dynamic between a
teenager obsessively training to become a bodybuilder, and his controlling mother—a renowned artist
who is directly involved in her son’s pursuit of physical perfection. With Umbra Colombo, Mauricio di
Yorio. In Spanish with English subtitles.
“See For Me,” directed by Randall Okita, written by Adam Yorke, Tommy Gushue. Produced by Matt Code,
Kristy Neville. (Canada) – Online World Premiere. When blind former skier Sophie cat-sits in a secluded
mansion, thieves invade for the hidden safe, and her only defense is army veteran Kelly who plays first-
person shooters online and now lives out her fantasy as Sophie’s eyes. With Skyler Davenport, Pascal
Langdale, Joe Pingue, George Tchortov, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Laura Vandervoort, Kim Coates.
“Settlers,” directed and written by Wyatt Rockefeller. Produced by Julie Fabrizio, Joshua Horsfield, Johan
Kruger. (UK, South Africa) – Online World Premiere. In this compelling sci-fi thriller set on a desolate
Mars homestead, young Remmy finds herself the prisoner of a mysterious and murderous stranger.
Escape seems impossible, but an unlikely friendship might prove her deliverance. With Sofia Boutella,
Ismael Cruz Córdova, Brooklynn Prince, Nell Tiger Free, Jonny Lee Miller.