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The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T is officially underway and is already shaping up to be one for the ages. From April 19th to the 30th, New York City is set to host its 16th annual film festival.

Co-founded by actor Robert De Niro, the Tribeca Film Festival is named after NYC’s lower Manhatten neighborhood.

It’s one of our favorite Spring festivals and platforms for filmmakers to get their work featured. It’s a film buff’s heaven, but even if you aren’t a film fanatic, the Tribeca Fim Festival has something for everyone. With a diverse and impressive lineup of documentaries, films, talks, concerts, and awards.

This year AT&T and Tribeca are teaming up to launch an exciting new film initiative called Untold Stories.

AT&T Presents: Untold Stories is about pushing the boundaries of storytelling, connecting our customers to new and exclusive content and celebrating diversity,” said Fiona Carter, AT&T Chief Brand Officer.

At AT&T, we’re passionate about innovation, culture, and community – the same values that drive the Tribeca Film Festival. By launching this program with Tribeca, we are helping to give underrepresented filmmakers in the industry opportunities they have not had before.”

Take a look at the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories trailer here:

 

 

There is a plethora of events that are going to be a sure hit will be the Tribeca Talks. For the second year in a row, the festival will feature its intimate sessions of where creators converse called Tribeca Talks: Storytellers and Tribeca Talks: Directors Series.

Entertainers, athletes, artists, and activists such as Common, Michael Strahan, Tom Hanks, Koby Bryant, Duston Hoffman, Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand. These icons are set to deliver dialogue around film, animation, and much more!

These icons are set to deliver dialogue around film, animation, and much more!

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Being a huge hip hop head, I’m super excited about the premiere of the Bad Boy Documentary Can’t Stop Won’t Stop directed by Daniel Kaufman.

I’m also stoked for documentaries about the Standing Rock conflict, Whitney Houston, and a very interesting story about American food waste called, Wasted.

If you have never been to the Tribeca Fest Festival, do yourself a favor and grab passes today.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com, by telephone (866) 941-FEST (3378), or at the ticket outlet located at Cinepolis Chelsea (260 W. 23rd Street).

Also, you can download the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival App on iTunes here.

 

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