Nitehawk and Tribeca Film Festival Announce Joint Summer Series

A still from Big Elvis (2018).

Missed Tribeca, or didn’t want to schlep into Manhattan? Don’t fret!

For a fifth year, cinephile hotspot Nitehawk is teaming up with Tribeca to present a selection of films from the festival. It started with documentaries and this year Nitehawk is moving into short films.

Each of the short filmmakers were asked to select a feature film that inspired them when they were directing their short. American Movie and True Romance will play in 35mm with Blood Simple on DCP. Each feature will follow the short film they helped to inspire. The first two short films in this series were part of Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase: Short Form, while Big Elvis screened during the Shorts: NY Shorts: Homemade program. The line-up is as follows:

August 7: Crime Cutz followed by American Movie. Introduced by Alden Nusser and Benjamin Fries also known as synthpop duo Holy Ghost!
August 14Everything is Stories followed by Blood Simple. Introduced by Daniel Navetta.
August 21Big Elvis followed by True Romance. Introduced by Paul Stone and Claudia Montano.

“We enjoy partnering with Tribeca Film Festival each year to continue supporting the independent filmmaker community by providing an additional platform,” said Caryn Coleman, Nitehawk Cinema director of programming and special projects. “Our partnership began in documentary and last year we partnered in a similar way on Tribeca’s midnight program. More than ever before, short filmmaking is an increasingly valuable medium of storytelling.”

“It’s a pleasure to continue partnering with Nitehawk to highlight the amazing work being done by our locally-based Tribeca alumni, especially those working in the short form.  For this summer’s series, we pass the programming baton to the filmmakers themselves. We look forward to celebrating these newly minted Tribeca alumni as filmmakers, as New Yorkers, and now, as co-curators,” said Cara Cusumano, Tribeca Film Festival director of programming.

Tickets on sale now. For pricing, screening times and more information on the films, please visit www.nitehawkcinema.com

 

About Billy McEntee

Billy McEntee has been fortunate to work for arts non-profits in Boston, Denver, Berkeley, and now New York. His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Vanity Fair, American Theatre, HowlRound, Observer, and others. He's usually getting wine at Dandelion or eating cookies at Archestratus.

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