You’re going to one of the most iconic cities on the planet. Don’t bother driving; New York City boasts one of the best public transportation systems in the world with taxi cabs, buses and its extensive subway system. Book a flight to either JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, or Newark Liberty International Airport. LaGuardia to Manhattan is the quickest route, but any three airports will do. Each one offers public transportation options to get you to your hotel, the festival, or anywhere else you’re trying to go.
Given New York City’s amazing public transportation system, you can stay wherever you want and still have easy access to the festival. It’s an expensive city for sure, but you have an abundance of lodging options to compare prices. Here is list of hotel partners that offer promo codes to help you save money; just make sure it’s up to date when it’s time to book a room.
Like most movie-goers, you’re picky about what you watch. So, how do you sift through everything and find something you’ll probably like? The festival’s Discover page acts as your personal movie selection assistant by filtering Tribeca’s huge lineup through four major groups: emotions, topics, themes, and quick picks. For example, the “emotions” group asks you to choose whether you want a film that will make you cry, leave you inspired, shock you to your core, etc. You can choose a combination of emotions, topics and other criteria to narrow down your search. Once you’ve made your selections, click on the “Show Picks” button to reveal a list of films that match your criteria. It’s a nifty tool for casual and hardcore movie fans alike.
After the Movie’s Over
Take time to explore the festival’s other storytelling mediums. Over the years, the Tribeca Film Festival has expanded to include video games, virtual reality technology and a series called Tribeca Talks, where entertainment icons discuss their illustrious careers and the power of storytelling. Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Rodriguez are just some of the people who’ve led talks in previous years.