The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival: V Look Back

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival: V Look Back

With the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival well behind us, V take a look back at some highlights from the lower-Manhattan takeover.

With the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival well behind us, V take a look back at some highlights from the lower-Manhattan takeover.

Text: Nadja Sayej

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival came and went in a flash. The two-week event just wrapped up with world premieres, star-studded parties and rain-slicked streets where lineups crawled around the block, covered with umbrellas.

One of the initial highlights of this year's festival included the biopic on 1970s pop star Linda Ronstadt—kind of the Taylor Swift of her time—showing how she carved the way for pop stars today. “Focus on developing yourself as a person, not an image, because that will strengthen you as a person,” she says in one of the film’s old interviews.

Another highlight was Gully, the first narrative feature directed by Nabil Elderkin, known as a music video director for Kanye West, in how it showed how violence in video games leads to gun violence (yes, Travis Scott makes a cameo as a video store employee with diamond teeth).

Halston was another gem, which traces the '70s designer’s rise and fall in New York’s high society. Elsewhere ahead of the screening of Stray Dolls, Cynthia Nixon said she took the role in this film because: “We’re in a moment where the president tells us immigrants are so dangerous and this really shows how dangerous it is to be an immigrant.”

It wasn’t just Tribeca, the city was brimming with other film events, from the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala, which saw John Waters, Pedro Almodóvar, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton, to the Night of Comedy at the New York Historical Society hosted by Seth Meyers, which brought together comedians Sarah Silverman, Tiffan Haddish and John Mulaney to support the Natural Resources Defense Council. At Tribeca, Robert de Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Amber Heard made a splash on the red carpet.

Below is everything you missed from the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Credits: Photography Nadja Sayej

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