Tribeca Film Festival FAMILY SCREENINGS

    Tribeca Film Festival



    tribeca film festival logoTHE WIZARD OF OZ

    Saturday, April 26
    11 a.m.

    BMCC/Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street)

    A Kansas tornado takes Dorothy and her dog Toto to the captivating land of Oz where – along with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion – they “follow the Yellow Brick Road” to Emerald City where they meet the Wizard, who demands they bring him the Wicked Witch’s broom in order to get their dreams fulfilled. MGM’s magical, unique fantasy, starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Frank Morgan, has melted hearts for more than seven decades with its indelible melodies and timeless themes.  Come and enjoy all of the magic of this timeless story that has captivated young and old alike for 75 years.

    Note: Admission is FREE and ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines at BMCC begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the program

    Additionally, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has brought The Wizard of Oz into the present with a new kind of magic: a stunning Blu-ray 3D version, available in a five-disc 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition that includes a new making- of documentary, more than 16 hours of great bonus features and exclusive new collectible memorabilia.  Also available in single disc Blu-ray and DVD Editions.



    Saturday, April 26
    1 p.m.

    Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)

    Tribeca Film Fellows with the Tribeca Film Institute will screen a special program of short films created by student filmmakers. (Recommended for ages 12 and up).


    STORYCORPS: “Stories in Animation”

    Saturday, April 26
    3 p.m.

    Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)

    StoryCorps Animated Shorts feature the stories of everyday people, told in their own voices and brought to life with animation from the Rauch Brothers. StoryCorps is a nonprofit oral history organization that has collected more than 50,000 audio interviews with people from all walks of life.

    The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps, Listening Is an Act of Love, presents six stories from 10 years of StoryCorps, where everyday people sit down together to ask life’s important questions and share stories from their lives. Framing these intimate conversations is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his nine-year-old nephew, Benji.



    Sunday, April 27
    3:30 p.m.

    SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street)

    The Tribeca Family Festival will once again present “Downtown Youth Behind The Camera,” a program of short films made by elementary and middle school emerging student filmmakers from the downtown communities of New York City.  This year marks the 11th anniversary of this popular program.