The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival will celebrate its 10th edition, and thank the New York City community for its ongoing support, with a free outdoor screening of the world premiere of Cameron Crowe's documentary, The Union on Wednesday, April 20. The premiere begins at 8:15 pm at The World Financial Plaza (West Street between Vesey and Liberty Streets).
The documentary chronicles the making of The Union, Elton and Leon Russell's extraordinary, critically-acclaimed and international hit album, and is the first time that the genesis of an Elton John album has been filmed live.
The event is free, but New Yorkers, movie-lovers and music-lovers will need a wristband from Tribeca Film Festival to be seated at the event and see what Cameron Crowe, known for making classic music narratives, including Singles (1992) and Almost Famous (2000), achieves in the documentary format with Elton and Leon.
Here are the details for admission:
• A TFF wristband is required to be seated at the event.
• Wristbands will be distributed to the public on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00 pm, on a first-come, first-served basis.
• The distribution site is the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, at the West Side Highway entrance, just north of Chambers.
• There will be a limit of two wristbands per person.
• The screening will begin at 8:15 pm, with programming beginning as early as 7:30 pm, on April 20 at the World Financial Plaza.
• Please note, venue access and capacity are at the discretion of the NYPD.
For more info, please visit Tribeca Film Festival or call 866-941-FEST (3378).