The hottest tickets at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

The largest in-person movie pageant to be held in America since the pandemic opens Wednesday — proper right here in New York. 

That’s the Tribeca Film Festival, which in contrast to its nabe-centric identify suggests, will happen throughout the metropolis this yr. Screenings will probably be held largely outdoor at alfresco theaters put up in Battery Park, Hudson Yards, the Empire Outlets on Staten Island and different spots all through the 5 boroughs. Most of the films will even be obtainable to stream at residence.

The fest kicks off Wednesday with the premiere of director Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In The Heights.” In the 11 days that comply with, there’s an thrilling array of screenings and occasions that can certainly brighten up our entertainment-starved metropolis.

Here are a few of our prime picks. Tickets and passes can be found at

Italian Studies

Vanessa Kirby, fresh off her Oscar-nominated turn in "Pieces of a Woman" is back in "Italian Studies."
Vanessa Kirby, recent off her Oscar-nominated flip in “Pieces of a Woman” is again in “Italian Studies.”
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After wowing audiences — and scoring an Oscar nod — with final yr’s “Pieces of a Woman” — Vanessa Kirby once more showcases her phenomenal expertise. This drama finds the British actress taking part in a author who loses her reminiscence in New York City.

In-person Saturday, June 12; streaming Sunday, June 13

The Lost Leonardo

The documentary "The Lost Leonardo" examines the mysterious "Salvator Mundi" painting Leonardo Da Vinci is said to have created.
The documentary “The Lost Leonardo” examines the mysterious “Salvator Mundi” portray Leonardo da Vinci is claimed to have created.
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In 2017, the portray “Salvator Mundi” bought at public sale in New York for $450 million to Prince Bader bin Abdullah. The discover was believed to be a forgotten work by Leonardo da Vinci, which, like a university frat bro, wound its strategy to New Orleans. This documentary asks the query: Is this piece of artwork actually what specialists declare it to be?

In-person Sunday, June 13; streaming Monday, June 14

Werewolves Within

Sam Richardson stars in the horror-comedy  "Werewolves Within."
Sam Richardson stars in the horror-comedy “Werewolves Within.”
Photo Credit: Sabrina Lantos

An adaptation of a online game of the identical identify, this good-time horror-comedy is in the vein of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” Just as a brand new ranger (Sam Richardson) arrives in the snowy city of Beaverfield, furry monsters begin attacking its quirky residents. 

In-person Wednesday, June 16; streaming Thursday, June 17

No Man of God

Elijah Wood plays an FBI agent investigating serial killer Ted Bundy in "No Man of God."
Elijah Wood performs an FBI agent investigating serial killer Ted Bundy in “No Man of God.”
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Our obsession with serial killers continues apace. Like 2019’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which stars Zac Efron, the focus right here is Ted Bundy. This time, Luke Kirby performs the infamous rapist and assassin. Elijah Wood, whose expertise is simply too usually overshadowed by that point he performed a hobbit, takes on the function of an FBI investigator.  

In-person Friday, June 11; streaming Saturday, June 12

Storytellers – Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski

Tribeca is a tad gentle on occasions this yr. Usually the pageant options pleasant forged reunions (the “Spinal Tap” guys had been a latest favourite), however there nonetheless are a number of notable talks with celebs similar to Tina Fey and director M. Night Shyamalan. One that’s certain to be a riot is comic Amy Schumer and mannequin Emily Ratajkowski chatting about their lives, careers and friendship.

In-person Saturday, June 12

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

The life and career of the late chef, writer and TV star Anthony Bourdain is explored in "Roadrunner."
The life and profession of the late chef, author and TV star Anthony Bourdain is explored in “Roadrunner.”
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This documentary guarantees to be a tearjerker. It’s about the famed New York chef, creator and TV character who committed suicide in 2018. But, from the appears of the film trailer, the movie is aiming to have fun Bourdain’s life moderately than give attention to his ache.

In-person Friday, June 11; streaming Saturday, June 12

No Sudden Move

Will director Steven Soderbergh redeem himself after his Oscars debacle? I feel so. Here, he goes again to one in every of his most profitable genres: heist, although there’s much less glamour than “Ocean’s Eleven.” A gaggle of Detroit criminals are employed to steal a doc, however then be taught that one thing extra sinister is afoot. It has an amazing forged, together with Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin and the gifted “A Quiet Place” teenager, Noah Jupe.

In-person Friday, June 18; on HBO Max Thursday, July 1

False Positive

"False Positive," starring Ilana Glazer, is said to hark back to "Rosemary's Baby."
“False Positive,” starring Ilana Glazer, is claimed to hark again to “Rosemary’s Baby.”
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In what some are calling a contemporary spin on “Rosemary’s Baby,” this horror flick stars Ilana Glazer and Justin Theroux as a pair having fertility points. They flip to a health care provider (Pierce Brosnan) for assist, however then start to query his true motives.

In-person Thursday June 17; streaming Friday June 18; on Hulu Friday, June 25

India Sweets and Spices

"India Sweets and Spices" is a new romantic comedy that tackles class and culture.
“India Sweets and Spices” is a brand new romantic comedy that tackles class and tradition.
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It’s a romantic comedy with a captivating premise: A younger Indian girl (Sophia Ali) from a rich New Jersey household meets a person (Rish Shah) from a extra modest background. She spontaneously invitations him to a ritzy get together at her home, and antics ensue.

In-person Saturday, June 12; streaming Sunday, June 13

Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary

Comedian Dave Chappelle made his comments while appearing on "The Joe Rogan Experience."
Comedian Dave Chappelle will shut the Tribeca Film Festival with a brand new documentary he’s produced set in his residence state of Ohio.
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The closing night film of Tribeca will probably be a serious occasion for a few causes: It will display screen at Radio City Music Hall with a 100-percent capability, vaccinated, mask-less crowd — the first such trial for any cinema or theater in the metropolis. The film itself is produced by the reclusive Chappelle, and directed by his Ohio neighbors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar. It examines the rural city of Yellow Springs, Ohio, as residents reckon with George Floyd’s homicide.

In-person Saturday June 19

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