The saying “save the best for last” definitely applies for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. This may be surprising since there has already been so much to write home about. From opening night with Clive Davis, Aretha Franklin and Barry Manilow, to Noah Baumbach and Dustin Hoffman’s sit down, to Bruce Springsteen’s conversation with Tom Hanks, the festival thus far has been eventful. However, the last two days of this whirlwind include screenings of all the award-winning films, more enlightening talks, and what might be the cinematic reunion of the century.
For the closing festivities, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival is returning to Radio City Music Hall (the site of opening night) to host a double feature of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II followed by a reunion of the cast and crew, including Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro. This is going to be epic, folks! And, while being able to share the same air space as these legends will be magical, you actually don’t need to buy a ticket to the event to witness the reunion. Tribeca is going to livestream the conversation. That’s right, you’ll be able to watch along at home. Just head over to the film festival’s Facebook page at 8:10pm ET to see what they have to say on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of The Godfather.
The Godfather reunion isn’t the only talk the festival is going to livestream this weekend. On Sunday night, as part of the Tribeca TV program, the festival is hosting a talk on Showtime’s Episodes. As the series heads into its final season, creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, along with Matt LeBlanc will tease what’s to come. The talk will be broadcast on Facebook at 6:30pm ET. If you’d prefer to attend the event, which includes a preview of the upcoming season, tickets are available here.
What else do the last two days of Tribeca hold? Barbra Streisand, who celebrated her 75th birthday this week, will be sitting down with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to discuss her career. We expect Trump and Hillary might also be topics of the conversation. Advance tickets for the talk, which takes place Saturday (April 29) at 6pm, are sold out, but you can try your luck on the rush line. That same evening, Chris Gethard will be premiering his HBO special Career Suicide followed by a discussion with Pete Holmes (Crashing), Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Judd Apatow, and Ira Glass (This American Life). For more information on this event visit Tribeca’s website.
As for regular screenings, some of our favorite films from the festival will be showing. Among them are The Boy Downstairs, a romantic-comedy starring Zosia Mamet as a commitment-phobe who realizes she has moved into an apartment upstairs from her ex; Rainer Sarnet’s spellbinding Estonian fantasy-drama November; and Love After Love, about a family coping with grief. If documentary is more your thing, try catching Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts, which is about a group of citizen journalists who fled Syria, or Josephine Decker and Zefry Throwell’s heated docu-fiction hybrid Flames, which captures the lifecycle of the filmmakers’ relationship.
The Tribeca Film Festival runs through Sunday, April 30.