The 2024 Tribeca Festival continued its dynamic presentation on June 14 with an array of world premieres, performances, and engaging discussions. A highlight of the festivities was the official kickoff of De Niro Con, celebrated with a special reception at the Greenwich Hotel. Attendees included Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Quentin Tarantino, Billy Crystal, David O. Russell, Melissa McCarthy, JR, Nas, and others.

Day 10 of the festival featured a retrospective of “Jackie Brown” at the SVA Theatre, where De Niro and Tarantino were joined by Uma Thurman and Rosenthal. The screening was followed by an animated discussion between the filmmaker and actor. Later, De Niro and Crystal participated in a lively fireside chat after the screening of “Analyze This” at the Indeed Theater at Spring Studios.

Kevin Bacon marked the 40th anniversary of “Footloose” at the OKX Theater at BMCC TPAC, walking the red carpet and sharing a candid post-event discussion. Bacon confirmed a past remark by then-studio head Dawn Steel, who had called him “not fuckable” during casting, humorously adding, “Yeah, that’s true. I think it’s true that I’m not fuckable, but it’s also true that she said that. She definitely said that.”

Melissa Etheridge took the stage at the Beacon Theatre with an acoustic set of her hits following the world premiere of her documentary, “Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken.

The Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award was presented by Angela Davis at the SVA Theatre after the world premiere of “Following Harry.” Honorees included Rosario Dawson, Jesse Williams, Aja Monet, Aloe Blacc, Carmen Perez, Matt Post, RodStarz, and Sean Pica.

In addition to these key events, the festival showcased:

  • “The Stanford Prison Experiment: Unlocking the Truth” at AMC 19th St. East 6, featuring Juliette Eisner, Alex Braverman, Mohamed El Monasterly, Doug Korpi, Dave Eshleman, and Jerry Shue.
  • “Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto’s Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (4K Remaster)” at the OKX Theater at BMCC TPAC.
  • “Beat Street” at Village East by Angelika, featuring Nas, Arthur Baker, CJ Fly, and Michael Holman.
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Alison Roman on Creativity, and Navigating Storytelling in the Digital Age” at the SVA Theatre.

Earlier on June 13, films such as:

  • “Catharsis” at AMC 19th St. East 6, featuring Brian Logvinsky, Harrison Ball, Jemima Kirke, Jess Vogel, Jo Jo Lam, Marc Geller, and Zac Posen.
  • “Swollen” at AMC 19th St. East 6, featuring Annie Becker, Anjoum Agrama, Brian Niles, Buck Andrews, Chelsea Eisen, Isaac Friedenberg, Leaf Lieber, Miles Fowler, Roxy Sophie Sorkin, and Shane Bagwell.
  • “Family Guide to Hunting” at AMC 19th St. East 6, featuring Brian Nguyen, Carmiel Banasky, Craig Newman, Denise Santos, Emma Koh, Kahyun Kim, Keong Sim, Louise Barretto, Joyce Liu-Countryman, Shannon C. Griffin, and Zao Wang.
  • “Robbie Ain’t Right No More” at AMC 19th St. East 6, featuring Brad Jayne, Jadon Cal, Kyle Perritt, Owen Hamilton, Revell Carpenter, and Dylan Dawkins.
  • “Six Feet Deep” at AMC 19th St. East 6, featuring Ryan Hood and Steven Webster.

Each event brought unique stories and perspectives, enriching the festival’s diverse lineup.