Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Highlights

Embracing, excelling beyond and avoiding traditional cinema at this year's event

In its 16th year, NYC’s Tribeca Film Festival now comprises thousands of screenings, multiple venues, cross-disciplinary works and so much more to be excited about—whether or not cinema is your primary passion. What began as an attempt to revitalize the TriBeCa neighborhood post-9/11 has expanded into one of the city’s most important creative endeavors. Founders Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro have built a platform …

Tribeca Film Institute Awards Painter Laura Owens

This year, the Robert De Niro Sr Prize goes to the California artist

Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Institute may best be known for its efforts to empower filmmakers, but in fact, the non-profit seeks to recognize and reward storytellers across all art forms. One award from the organization’s roster, the Robert De Niro Sr Prize, awards mid-career American artists who have contributed greatly to the world of painting. This year’s recipient, California-based Laura Owens, is the fifth …