LED Mobile Cinemas Will Travel to Multiple Neighborhood Parks Bringing World Premieres, Classic and Family Films, and Films Celebrating Puerto Rican Arts & Culture to Local Communities

NEW YORK – May 17, 2021 – The Tribeca Festival™, presented by AT&T, today announced its Borough to Borough screening series, which will bring the Festival directly to neighborhoods around New York City. In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, free community screenings in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn, will use traveling 40-foot state-of-the-art LED cinemas, the first mobile HD screens in the country, to connect local residents to the festival experience in their own backyard. With the addition of the Borough to Borough program, Tribeca is extending its 20th anniversary Festival celebration to all five boroughs of NYC. The Festival is taking place from June 9-20.

Reminiscent of summertime block parties, the in-person screenings of new premieres, family-friendly films, Black classic retrospectives, and more are designed for people to safely gather picnic-style and experience great movies with family and friends. The Festival is working in concert with the New York State Department of Health to ensure all public gatherings are in full compliance with following required COVID-19 protocols.

“Our founding mission is even more relevant today and we wanted to ensure that we could reach all corners of New York,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “Tribeca was started to bring people together, and that’s what we aim to do again this year, to connect communities across all five boroughs and share our festival experience, safely, while supporting local businesses.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Tribeca to the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn in tribute to storytelling and the cultural richness of every part of New York,” said Paula Weinstein, Chief Content Officer of Tribeca Enterprises.

“The Tribeca Film Festival was born out of tragedy, helping our city recover from the attacks of 9/11,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th mayor of New York City. “This year, the Festival is once again sharing the joy and creativity of the movies as we rebound from a difficult time. At Bloomberg Philanthropies, we’re excited to help bring the Festival to even more people through a series of free movie screenings in neighborhoods across New York. We hope you’ll join us – and enjoy the show!”

“As our numbers continue to decline and more and more New Yorkers get vaccinated, we can begin to turn the page on COVID and look forward to getting back to a new normal,” Governor Cuomo said. “Events, venues and businesses all across New York State are reimaging how they operate for a post-pandemic world, and the Tribeca Festival is no exception. This year the Tribeca Festival will offer new, exciting ways for New Yorkers and visitors to screen the year’s best films and enjoy the many events and experiences that will take place, culminating with a fully vaccinated audience at 100% capacity at the historic Radio City Music Hall. This is a huge step forward in our state and our nation’s reopening that will let the rest of the world know New York is back and better than ever.”

Through the Borough to Borough program, the Tribeca Festival is also highlighting Puerto Rican films to celebrate the community’s art, culture, and long standing imprint in the city and will partner with the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to screen two shorts - Cucarachita Martina’s Musical Adventure and Takeover. In addition to the Black Cinema Revival and Community Favorite selections, the Borough to Borough programming will also feature three Director’s Series participants, Love & Basketball (Sanaa Lathan), Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman) and Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan).


Tribeca Festival Official Selections (Festival Information & Guide)
Tribeca Festival premiere programming including feature narratives, documentaries, shorts and series from the 2020 and 2021 lineups.

  • Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi G (2020)
  • Choose Your Battles Shorts Program (2020)
  • The Conductor (2021)
  • In the Heights (2021)
  • Indeed: Rising Voices (2021)
  • Kiss the Ground (2020)
  • Landfall (2020)
  • La Madrina (2020)
  • NOW Showcase B: Lost & Found (2020)
  • NOW Special Screening: Incarceration Nations: A Global Docuseries (2021)
  • The Outside Story (2020)
  • Pacified (2020)
  • Perfume de Gardenias (2021)
  • Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021)
  • Stateless (2020)
  • Takeover (2021)
  • Update Required Shorts Program (2020)

Puerto Rican Cinema
The featured Puerto Rican films explore themes ranging from community resilience and social activism to embracing an artistic-driven sense of purpose and creative fulfillment - no matter what stage in life.

  • Landfall (2020)
  • Takeover (2021)
  • Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021)
  • Perfume de Gardenias (2021)
  • Cucarachita Martina’s Musical Adventure (2021)

Black Cinema Revival
Our Black Cinema revival features popular and well-loved favorites spanning the spectrum of the Black American experience.

  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Dead Presidents
  • He Got Game
  • Just Another Girl on the IRT
  • The Last Dragon
  • Selma
  • Shaft

Community Favorites
Fan-favorites and modern classics with an emphasis on family programming, crowd pleasers, and films directed by Tribeca’s 2021 Directors Series participants.

  • Belly *co-hosted by the Rockaway Film Festival
  • Bill & Ted Face the Music
  • The Edge of Tomorrow
  • The Host
  • Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of James and the Giant Peach (A Disney+ release)
  • Johnny Mnemonic *co-hosted by the Rockaway Film Festival
  • Love and Basketball
  • Love and Monsters
  • Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana (A Disney+ release)
  • Raising Victor Vargas
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Witches

Flushing Meadows, Queens

  • Wednesday, June 9 - In the Heights, 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 18 - 2020 Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi G, 6:00pm
  • Friday, June 18 - The Sixth Sense, 8:00pm

Rockaway Beach 30th Street Playground, Queens

  • Thursday, June 10 - Belly, 5:30pm *co-hosted by the Rockaway Film Festival
  • Thursday, June 10 - Raising Victor Vargas, 8:00pm
  • Friday, June 11 - Johnny Mnemonic, 6:00pm *co-hosted by the Rockaway Film Festival
  • Friday, June 11 - Kiss the Ground, 8:00pm
  • Saturday, June 12 - Moana, 2:30pm *Disney+
  • Saturday, June 12 - Stateless, 5:30pm
  • Saturday, June 12 - The Host, 8:00pm
  • Sunday, June 13 - Perfume de Gardenias, 4:00pm
  • Sunday, June 13 - Landfall, 6:30pm

Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Wednesday, June 9th - In the Heights, 7:00pm
  • Thursday, June 10th - Love and Monsters, 5:30pm
  • Thursday, June 10th - La Madrina, 8:00pm
  • Friday, June 11th - Bill & Ted Face the Music, 6:00pm
  • Friday, June 11th - The Edge of Tomorrow, 8:00pm

Soundview, Bronx

  • Saturday, June 12th - Pacified, 3:00pm
  • Saturday, June 12th - 2020 NOW Showcase B: Lost & Found, 6:00pm
  • Sunday, June 13th - Cucarachita Martina’s Musical Adventure & Takeover, 4:00pm
  • Sunday, June 13th - Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It, 6:00pm

Marine Park, Brooklyn

  • Thursday, June 17th - 2020 Shorts: Update Required, 5:30pm
  • Thursday, June 17th - NOW Special Screening: Incarceration Nations: A Global Docuseries, 8:00pm
  • Friday, June 18th - The Conductor, 6:00pm
  • Friday, June 18th - The Outside Story, 8:30pm

Astoria Park, Queens

  • Saturday, June 19th - Selma, 2:30pm
  • Saturday, June 19th - Just Another Girl on the IRT, 5:30pm
  • Saturday, June 19th - Daughters of the Dust, 8:00pm
  • Sunday, June 20th - James and the Giant Peach, 3:00pm *Disney+
  • Sunday, June 20th - Love and Basketball, 5:00pm

Walter Gladwin Park, Bronx

  • Saturday, June 19th - The Last Dragon, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, June 19th - He Got Game, 5:00pm
  • Saturday, June 19th - Shaft, 8:00pm
  • Sunday, June 20th - Indeed: Rising Voices, 12:00pm
  • Sunday, June 20th - The Witches, 3:00pm
  • Sunday, June 20th - 2020 Shorts: Choose Your Battles, 5:30pm
  • Sunday, June 20th - Dead Presidents, 8:00pm

Tickets to in-person screenings and events are available for advance reservation at #Tribeca2021.

The Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances. The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Tribeca will celebrate its 20th year June 9 – 20, 2021.

In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, a private investment company with locations in New York and Mumbai, bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.

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