The Tribeca Film Festival is that electrifying time of year when Hollywood’s elite gather in New York City for worldwide premieres, talks from the greatest in the game on what’s ahead for the entertainment industry and one or two cocktails for good measure.

With nearly 100 events crammed in between April 18th - April 29th, it’s hard to know how to spend your time! At WIREWAX, we’re the ultimate movie buffs so we did the hard work for you. We scoured the internet, read every description and picked the Top 6 must-see events.  

 

1. Tribeca Talks: Future of Film - Interactive Technology of Storytellers

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Friday 4/20 1pm - Tribeca Festival Hub

The digital revolution will not be televised. Entertainment viewing is evolving, and it’s technology which is revolutionizing it for the truly digital age. With this in mind, Tribeca Film Festival asked WIREWAX to kick off the Future of Film talks as we get inside the minds of masters of the art from Netflix, Vimeo and EPIX to see how they’re departing from passive video and deepening audience involvement.
 

2. Netflix Original Film: Cargo

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Who doesn’t love a good zombie pandemic? You know the sort, often features people getting bitten by zombies and mass carnage ensuing. Well, award-winning writer-director Yolanda Ramke co-directed this film which is set to be released in 2018 as the first Australian Netflix Original film. Well worth a look.

 

3. World Premiere of Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

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Friday 4/20 7pm - Tribeca Festival Hub

Start the film festival with some serious life inspo. Bethany Hamilton was a competitive surfer until a run-in with 15-foot tiger shark cost her an arm. This didn’t stop her, she was back on the competitive circuit just a year later. See her full story.

 

4. World Premiere: Satan & Adam

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Music is at our core at WIREWAX and that’s why we can’t wait for this celebration of blues, the transformative power of music, and friendships that develop when artists collaborate. One day in 1986, Adam Gussow, a white, Ivy League-educated harmonica player, found himself nursing a broken heart and walking down the street in Harlem, a block from the Apollo Theater. There, he came upon a one-man blues band: Sterling Magee. Better known as Satan, Magee was a local legend with heavy blues guitar riffs and makeshift percussion instruments. Their partnership would transcend the racial tensions of a segregated city and the anxiety of a neighbourhood that was hyper-aware of the perils of gentrification.

 

5. Tribeca Talks: Storytellers - Alec Baldwin with Spike Lee

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Tuesday, 4/24 - 8:45pm - Tribeca Festival Hub

Hilarious? Check. Adrenaline-boosting? Check. Award-winners? Check. There’s nothing quite like a story from Alec Baldwin or Spike Lee, so when we found out they’re partnering together for the festival, we made sure to clear the schedule. Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee, two of the industry’s most prolific storytellers, will sit down and discuss in great detail their passionate and reverential relationship to film: their favorite movies of all time, the films that have influenced them as creators, and the power of storytelling. SImply not to be missed.


 

6. Tribeca Film Institute: Moving Pictures: How Can Film Move Students to Take Action?

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Tuesday 4/24 - 4:15 PM -  Cinepolis Chelsea 4

We’re all about turning video into action…,especially social action.  

Join Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Tribeca Film Institute for a special screening of the winning video from the 2018 Speak Truth to Power Video Contest. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the intersection of filmmaking and creating change.