Founded in 2002 in response to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) aims to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. Patt surveys the New York film scene and this season’s hits with a renowned New York film critic and Tribeca film festival director and parses out how the industry here is different from our industry in the Southland. The TFF’s self-proclaimed mission is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." Has it worked?
Nancy Schafer, executive director, Tribeca Film Festival
David Edelstein, film critic, NPR and New York magazine