Tribeca Film Festival, April 21st – May 2nd

Get ready for the 9th annual Tribeca Film Festival!

The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 in a response to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan.

Featured in the festival this year are Earth Made of Glass, a new documentary film that looks at the 1994 genocide in Rwanda from both personal and political perspectives; A .45 at 5oth, a short documentary about James Cromwell’s involvement with the Black Panther movement; and Billy and Aaron, a short documentary about Billy Strayhorn and his decision to live as an openly gay man within the homophobic jazz milieu of the 1940s.

Tickets for the Tribeca Film Festival will be sold to the general public on April 19th at 11:00 am.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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