Tribeca Film Festival will bring free screenings to Marine Park, MetroTech

Marine Park.
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The Tribeca Film Festival begins Wednesday, and this year, the festival will be putting on free film screenings at parks all over the city, including at MetroTech Commons and in Marine Park.

Southern Brooklyn film buffs will be able to enjoy free screenings at Marine Park next week as part of Tribeca’s comeback festival, which is coinciding with its 20th anniversary. Tribeca will be the first major film festival in North America to host in-person festivities since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last month.

The four screenings at Marine Park, on June 17 and 18, are part of the festival’s “Borough-to-Borough” program aimed at bringing the event to the city’s neighborhoods. Films will be shown at the park on traveling 40-foot LED screens, which Tribeca says are the “first mobile HD screens in the country.”

The screenings are free but require tickets, and viewers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Attendees will be separated into socially distanced pods.

Programming on Thursday, June 17 at Marine Park will include a selection of seven sci-fi short films at 5:30 pm, followed by the Baz Dreisinger documentary “Incarceration Nations,” which explores mass incarceration and its impacts in various countries around the world, at 8 pm. Tickets are still available for both screenings.

The following day, Friday, June 18, Marine Park will play host to Bernadette Wegenstein’s documentary “The Conductor, which follows Marin Alsop, the leader of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to lead a major American orchestra. Tickets are still available for the park’s 6 pm screening. At 8:15, the park will screen Casimir Nozkowski’s drama film “The Outside Story,” starring Brian Tyree Henry as a Brooklynite who gets locked out of his apartment. Tickets to that showing are unfortunately sold out.

The festival will also be screening numerous films throughout the 12-day festival outdoors at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn, which is one of the festival’s main locations this year, though tickets for those are all sold out. Viewers can, however, stream many of the films at home as well.

The screenings at MetroTech will include:

  • June 9, 7 pm: “In The Heights” (dir. Jon Chu)
  • June 10, 5 pm: “7 Days” (dir. Roshan Sethi)
  • June 10, 8 pm: “Blind Ambition” (dir. Warwick Ross & Rob Coe)
  • June 11, 5 pm: “All My Friends Hate Me” (dir. Andrew Gaynord)
  • June 11, 8 pm: “The Beta Test” (dir. Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe)
  • June 12, 11 am: “Sisters on Track” (dir. Corinne van der Borch & Tone Grøttjord-Glenne)
  • June 12, 2 pm: “Accepted” (dir. Dan Chen)
  • June 12, 5 pm: “The Justice of Bunny King” (dir. Gaysorn Thavat)
  • June 12, 8 pm: “Shapeless” (dir. Samantha Aldana)
  • June 13, 11 am: “Television Event” (dir. Jeff Daniels)
  • June 13, 2 pm: Tribeca NOW Showcase of four short films, focused on the “decades of adulthood”
  • June 13, 5 pm: “On the Divide” (dir. Leah Galant & Maya Cueva)
  • June 13, 8 pm: “The Scars of Ali Boulala” (dir. Max Eriksson)
  • June 14, 5 pm: “Brighton 4th” (dir. Levan Koguashvili)
  • June 14, 8 pm: “12 Mighty Orphans” (dir. Ty Roberts)
  • June 15, 5 pm: 6 short films chronicling “life’s ups and downs”
  • June 15, 8 pm: “We Need to Do Something” (dir. Sean King O’Grady)
  • June 16, 5 pm: 5 short films from around the world
  • June 16, 8 pm: “Pray Away “(dir. Kristine Stolakis)
  • June 17, 5 pm: “Wake Up on Mars” (dir. Dea Gjinovci)
  • June 17, 8 pm: “Materna” (dir. David Gutnik)
  • June 18, 5 pm: 6 short films about “irrevocable decisions”
  • June 18, 8 pm: “Enemies of the State” (dir. Sonia Kennebeck)
  • June 19, 11 am: “The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show” (dir. Yoruba Richen)
  • June 19, 2 pm: “Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn” (dir. Muta’Ali)
  • June 19, 5 pm: “I Promise” (dir. Marc Levin)
  • June 19, 8 pm: “Clean” (dir. Paul Solet)
  • June 20, 11 am: “Through the Night” (dir. Loira Limbal)
  • June 20, 2 pm: “The God Committee” (dir. Austin Stark)
  • June 20, 5 pm: 4 short films examining “faith, love, and human connection”
  • June 20, 8 pm: 7 short films from around the world