Tribeca Film Festival to Offer Day of Free Screenings

7:28 AM PST 03/19/2014 by Ashley Lee
"The One I Love"

For the first time, the New York City fest and presenting sponsor AT&T will screen 35 films -- including features starring Elisabeth Moss, James Franco and Nas -- free of charge.

For the first time ever, Tribeca Film Festival will screen 35 films for free.

The New York City film fest and presenting sponsor AT&T have created Film for All Friday, during which individual tickets to all screenings on Friday, April 25 will be complimentary, it was announced Wednesday.

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Among the features set to play that day are Time Is Illmatic, the documentary spotlighting legendary rapper Nas and his iconic debut album 20 years after its release; Gia Coppola’s directorial debut Palo Alto written by James Franco and also starring Emma Roberts; the comedic drama The One I Love starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass; Courteney Cox' directorial debut Just Before I Go; The Other One, the documentary zooming in on The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir; and Preservation starring Orange Is the New Black's Pablo Schreiber and Mad Men's Aaron Staton.

From April 14–17, consumers can receive up to two free tickets to a screening of their choice at TFF box office locations, or at all AT&T company-owned retail locations in all New York boroughs, including two locations in New Jersey (Hoboken and Edgewater) where tickets will be emailed upon selection to each consumer. Complimentary tickets will also become available online beginning April 17, as well as through the festival rush lines that open 45 minutes prior to each screening on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place April 16-27, kicks off with Nas' Time Is Illmatic, and also features discussions with Ron Howard, Bryan Cranston, Michael Douglas, Aaron Sorkin, Kevin Spacey and others. See the full lineup here and here.

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