That's a Wrap for Tribeca
Those associated with the South Fork were involved in a good portion of the content presented at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. The 18-year-old festival, founded by a group that included Robert De Niro, a part-time Montauk resident, showed 103 feature films in addition to full programs of shorts, virtual reality filmmaking, television premieres, talks, and other events over a period of 12 days that ended on Sunday.
Mr. De Niro took part in many of the events, including a talk with Martin Scorsese, which sold out the Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side on April 28.
In the mix were films produced and starring Alec Baldwin, who played John DeLorean in the dramatized parts of the documentary “Framing John DeLorean” along with Josh Charles, who played one of his colleagues and friends. Mr. Baldwin produced the cop film “Crown Vic,” which stars Thomas Jane as an aging patrolman who gives a rookie a quick study in how the streets of Los Angeles work. (Unless noted, this film and the others mentioned do not have pending theater or streaming release dates.)
“Framing John DeLorean” will be available in theaters and video on demand beginning June 7. It will also be screened by the Hamptons International Film Festival at Guild Hall on June 8. The party after the Tribeca premiere at SoHo’s Arlo Hotel featured several of the DeLorean cars parked outside of the venue, where fans and the cast posed with them.
Emily Mortimer returned to the festival after producing last year’s award-winning “To Dust.” This time, she was a star, or starring presence as she spent most of the time off screen, in Dolly Wells’s film “Good Posture.” The film also stars Grace Van Patten as a young woman struggling to find her place in the world, while surrounded by successfully creative friends and family members. Ms. Mortimer plays a famous author who lets Ms. Van Patten’s character stay at her house in Brooklyn after she is kicked out by her boyfriend.
Christine Vachon, the artistic director of Stony Brook University’s M.F.A. in film program, was included at the festival as a producer of “American Woman,” a film based on a book by Susan Choi, directed by Semi Chellas. The story is loosely taken from the experiences of Patty Hearst, who was kidnapped during the 1970s and became a member of the radical left group that abducted her.
Alexander Skarsgard, a regular East End visitor, stars in a film called “The Kill Team” about a group of American soldiers who were accused of killing for sport in Afghanistan in 2010.
In Tribeca’s TV program, which premieres new television series and new seasons of existing shows with the cast and directors, the cast of “Younger” was on hand to discuss the breakout hit with Darren Star, the director and show runner.
Peter Hermann, a part-time resident of East Hampton, stars in the show along with Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Molly Bernard, and Charles Michael Davis. All of them were there to discuss the new season and what working together is like. Spoiler: They all really like and respect one another and get along well. The series premiere will air on TV Land on June 12.