The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Has Begun!


Woody Allen’s Larry David-helmed comedy Whatever Works — his first New York-based flick in years — kicked off this year’s Tribeca Film Festival last night with what can best be summarized as a critical meh. (Read reviews here, here, and here.) While our festival pass isn’t fancy enough to get us access to the opening night gala, Flavorwire will have troops on the ground covering a slew of “highbrow meets no-brow with everything in between” (the New York Times’ words, not ours) films over the next week and a half. While you anxiously await our dispatches, entertain yourself by checking out a list of free and public TFF events; Arts Beat’s opening night slideshow; and indie film guru Matt Dentler’s festival tweets for Gawker. Oh, and if you’re free tonight consider joining Leah and Andy for some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and pizza as part of the Tribeca Drive-In series.