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NYC films to see at Tribeca Film Fest

NYC plays a major role in lots of films at the Fest this year. Here are five to check out.

"Last Call"

This is the story of the people of
Photo Credit: Sheldon Nadelman

This is the story of the people of the Terminal bar in midtown Manhattan. In 1972, bartender and photographer Sheldon Nadelman began working the day shift at Terminal -- taking photographs as well as pouring drinks. Those 1500 black and white pictures tell the customers story, 25 years after the bar closed. More info and tickets.

"The Wannabe"

What would a New York film festival be
Photo Credit: Thomas Concordia

What would a New York film festival be without a picture about the mob? This crime drama, starring Vincent Piazza and Patricia Arquette, are two lovers with "delusions of grandeur" who "embark on a drug-infused crime spree." Sounds like gritty NYC to us! The film is based on actual events that took place in 1992, and Martin Scorsese is the Executive Producer. More info and tickets.


Sam Waterston and Glenn Close star in Tim
Photo Credit: Anna Kooris

Sam Waterston and Glenn Close star in Tim Blake Nelson's "Anesthesia." Waterston plays Walter Zarrow, a Columbia professor who is violently mugged outside his apartment. The film is the story of events leading up to the attack, and the characters that play a part in how it unfolds. Also starring Kristen Stewart and Gretchen Mol. More info and tickets.

"Live From New York!"

Photo Credit: Edie Baskin

"Saturday Night Live" is a New York institution, so the Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening by documentary filmmaker Bao Nguyen is fitting. The film goes "deep inside the cultural phenomenon" that is SNL. More info and tickets.


Photo Credit: Harold Lloyd Entertainment

"Speedy," the story of a "die-hard" Yankees fan, has just been newly restored as a digital print and is worth checking out for any NYC history or sports fan. This slapstick classic features a cameo by Babe Ruth! More info and tickets.


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