To take revenge on last year, the meeting, which takes place from June 9 to 20, has chosen to bring the public together around its event, thanks to outdoor screenings.
After having been forced to postpone its last edition in virtual, the Tribeca Film Festival intends to work harder this year. On Monday, the event announced in a statement that it is planning a 2021 edition in person, thanks to outdoor screenings in five New York boroughs. Initially scheduled in April, the Tribeca festival, co-created by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, turns this time towards summer, from June 9 to 20.
Lounge chairs will be placed in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn (The MetroTech Commons), Manhattan (Hudson Yards), Staten Island (Empire Outlets), as well as on the rooftop of Pier 57 and at Brookfield Place New York. Festival-goers will enjoy an HD screen of more than 12 meters on each site.
“Tribeca is a community of the toughest and most talented storytellers on the planet. In 20 years, this community of creators and our partners have become a family ”Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “This summer, we’re excited to come together as Tribeca becomes a centerpiece of live entertainment in New York City neighborhoods.”
Robert de Niro recalled the importance of this annual meeting in the landscape of the big apple, as well as its primary mission, “Bringing people together in the aftermath of 9/11. What we always do ”. And to add: “And as New York emerges from the shadows of Covid-19, it seems right to bring people together again in person for our festival for this 20th anniversary.” Since its inception, the Tribeca Film Festival has crossed the borders of downtown New York, exporting its drive-ins across the country.
The Cannes Film Festival, which is usually held in May, also aims for a summer edition, the best season for large gatherings. The event is scheduled to hold its 74th edition, chaired by Spike Lee, from July 6 to 17.