The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 13 and runs through April 24.
The 15th annual celebration of moving images will feature 101 features and documentaries, 72 shorts, 77 world premieres, 42 directorial debuts, 40 talks, 23 virtual reality and interactive installations, and if all that is not enough to peak the interest of the most jaded cinephile, there's also a cast reunion of "Taxi Driver" to fete the film's 40th anniversary.
Spotlight movies (think marquee directors, star performers, big issues) include "All We Had" (directed by and starring Katie Holmes), "Custody" (Viola Davis), "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel, Maisie Williams), "Don't Think Twice" (Keegan-Michael Key), "A Hologram for the King" (Tom Hanks), "The Family Fang" (Christopher Walken), "The Meddler" (Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne) and "Mr. Church" (Eddie Murphy).
Here, the facts you need to know before heading to the festival:
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
For all ticketing information, including hours of operation, rules and regulations, pricing and package specifics, go to the Tribeca Ticket Information page. In general, ticket prices range from $10 (matinees) to $40 (some Tribeca Talks series). General evening and weekend screenings are $20. There are discounts available for students, seniors and downtown Manhattan residents with valid ID.
Don't have a ticket? Join the RUSH queue up to 45 minutes before a film or talk is scheduled to begin. Admittance is first come, first serve, and based on availability.
The festival has grown to the point its reach now exceeds its small namesake area of Manhattan, with screenings and events taking place at the following venues:
Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11 – 102 North End Avenue between Vesey and Murray
Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 9 (BTC9) Presale Ticket Outlet – 260 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues
SVA Theatre (SVA) – 333 West 23rd Street between 8th & 9th Avenues
BMCC Tribeca PAC (BMCC) – 199 Chambers Street between Greenwich & West Streets
Spring Studios – 50 Varick Street
New York Academy of Art – 111 Franklin Street between West Broadway & Church Street
Tribeca Film Center (TFC) – 375 Greenwich Street, 2nd Floor between North Moore & Franklin Streets
MoMA PS1 – 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
WHAT IS ELSE IS GOING ON AT THE FESTIVAL?
The Tribeca Film Festival is much more than just movies. Other events for 2016 include the Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival, Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, various Tribeca Talks, and free panels for working and aspiring filmmakers.
For a full list of movies, events and dates connected with the festival go to www.TribecaFilm.com/Festival