Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Film Festival Sets Inaugural Day-Long Pride Event

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Film Festival Sets Inaugural Day-Long Pride Event

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Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell, Larry Kramer among participants.

The Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T has launched the inaugural Tribeca Celebrates Pride, a day-long event on May 4 to commemorate the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riots.

The event takes place at the Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios and will include one-on-one interviews with such LGBTQ+ luminaries as Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell, Larry Kramer and guest speaker Asia Kate Dillon.

Organisers have set conversations with Raul Castillo, Patti Harrison, Angelica Ross, and others to commemorate Stonewall, a milestone in the gay rights movement when a police raid on New York’s Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, sparked six days of violent protests and demonstrations in and around Greenwich Village

Tribeca aims to highlight the LGBTQ+ experience through a curated programme of seven short films, all of which play in competition at the festival, which runs from April 24-May 5.

The day will conclude with the world premiere of HBO Documentary Films’ Wig, which spotlights the art of drag, and centres on the annual New York festival, Wigstock, whose founder Lady Bunny will host a live drag show after the screening.

On-stage conversations will explore subjects like activism through the ages, persecution and asylum, LGBTQ media visibility, and Hollywood gatekeepers. …

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