Celebrate Cinematic Excellence

The Tribeca Film Festival held from April 24 – May 5, has become an invaluable stage to showcase talented up-and-coming performers and filmmakers.  Duane Street Hotel invites you to experience this incredible event in the neighborhood.

Stream some of our favorite past festival entries set in NYC from the comfort of your cast-enabled guestroom using the Tribeca Shortlist app.

Stations of the Elevated (documentary)

Stations of the Elevated released in 1981 is a tribute to a New York that has long disappeared.  The 45-minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer captures the images of New York’s graffiti-covered elevated subway trains from the 1970s.  Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film’s commentary-free soundtrack combines ambient city noise with jazz and gospel by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin.  Take a time trip though the South Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan without leaving your room.

 Can’t stop the music – village people

A fictionalized account of the innovative and controversial group The Village People, ‘Can’t Stop the Music’ brilliantly combines the iconic comedy and music of the 1980s.   Filmed against the backdrop of two of the world’s most exciting cities – New York and San Francisco the film was released to scathing reviews.  It’s since developed cult status as a camp film and is included in The Razzie Movie Guide as one of ‘The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.’

 Igby Goes Down

The film follows 17-year-old Igby Slocumb who runs away to New York City to escape his Midwestern military school and the stifling world of old money privilege.   With a less than ideal family – a schizophrenic father, a mother who is fierce and distant, a materialistic young Republican brother, Igby wants nothing to do with any of them and he falls in with a host of questionable characters on his New York City adventures.  A coming of age story set in our favorite city.

 Righteous Kill

Lead by two acting power houses — Robert De Niro and Al Pacino this NYPD film is the typical good guys verse bad guys but with Academy Award Winners as the main characters.  The Veteran New York City Police detectives set out to track down a vigilante serial killer which has ties to a case they solved years before.  The gritty, action oriented and often confusing film shows off the darker side of the city we love.

The September Issue

This documentary is an intimate behind-the-scenes look at Vogue’s legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than-life editors.  The film follows the team as they are tasked with creating the must-have bible of fashion: The September Issue.  Lead by Wintour and Grace Coddington the documentary captures the riveting world of fashion – fun, fabulous and fast-paced.

The Visitor

Academy-Award-nominee Richard Jenkins plays a disaffected college professor who has been drifting aimlessly through his life.   On a trip into New York City, Jenkins discovers a couple has taken up residence in his apartment in the city, he develops an unexpected and profound connection to them that will change his life forever.

Download the Tribeca Shortlist here.

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