“I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say: There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now.
That’s the way it is. That’s it.”
Robert de Niro
Tribeca, A Film Festival that is more than just watching movies
I know there are so many things going on in NY all the time, but I still wanted to say something about the Tribeca Film Festival. From April 16th until April 27th Tribeca impressed the public with films from a variety of genres, origins and backgrounds.
Maybe because I love the neighborhood so much – it’s vibrant, it feels literally as living in a film set, specially walking through Franklin St. As I walked along antique shops and art galleries, it felt natural to enter by myself to the NY Academy of Art to see the Festival’s special exhibition. This is how I came to discover that Tony Bennet, apart from being a successful jazz musician is a great painter.
Every year, TFF invites a group of contemporary artists to contribute artworks to be given as prizes to winning Festival filmmakers. The Festival honors these contributions with a special exhibition open to the public.
You can browse a slideshow of the artworks on the exhibition following this link.