Tribeca to Honor Frank Sinatra With 'On the Town' Screening, Tony Bennett Performance

Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival
'On the Town'

The April 21 evening of performances will also include Brandon Flowers (of The Killers), Lea DeLaria, dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, Alice Smith, and JC Hopkins and the 12-piece JC Hopkins Biggish Band.

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival is a fan of Frank Sinatra.

The upcoming fest announced Tuesday that its lineup will include Sinatra at 100: Film & Music, a centennial celebration that highlights the music legend's film career, presented in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company.

An evening of film and music at the fest's creative hub at Spring Studios on April 21 will feature the digital restoration of On the Town plus live performances from Tony Bennett, Brandon Flowers (of The Killers), Lea DeLaria, dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, Alice Smith, and JC Hopkins and the 12-piece JC Hopkins Biggish Band.

Select behind-the-scenes footage and tracks from the concert will be released online following the event via a custom mobile app developed by Immersive Media, and TFF and Lincoln’s YouTube channels in 360-degree video.

“Frank Sinatra and I were best friends," said Bennett in a statement, "and it is an honor to participate in an event that commemorates his centennial."

Additionally, Some Came Running and High Society will be screened on April 24. The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 15 to 26.

See below for the Sinatra at 100: Film & Music film schedule:

ON THE TOWN
Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
USA | 1949
New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town – especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights…and those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.
DATE: Tuesday, April 21
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Spring Studios
 
SOME CAME RUNNING
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
USA | 1958
Vincente Minnelli’s drama of love and loss in post-WWII America follows veteran Dave Hirsch (Sinatra) from Chicago to tiny Parkman, Indiana, where he is soon tossed between the charms of small-town life and the consequences of his time in the big city. Co-starring DeanMartin, Shirley MacLain, and Martha Hyer.
DATE: Friday, April 24
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11
 
HIGH SOCIETY
Directed by Charles Walters
USA | 1956
Musician C.K. Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby) enlists enterprising tabloid reporter Mike Connor (Sinatra) to help him win back the heart of his ex-wife (Grace Kelly) in this classic musical remake of The Philadelphia Story, featuring songs by Cole Porter and a guest appearance by the great Louis Armstrong.
DATE: Friday, April 24
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11
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