Tribeca Film Festival to Open with Apollo Theater Doc

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The 18th version of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York City’s iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Festival organizers Wednesday (Feb. 13) introduced that Roger Ross Williams’ The Apollo will kick off the annual pageant April 24. The HBO movie covers the 85-year historical past of the Apollo, main as much as a manufacturing of Ta-Nehisi (tah neh-HAH’-see) Coates’ Between the World and Me.

The Apollo can even host the premiere. Opening evening of the downtown New York pageant has lately taken place on the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side. Robert DeNiro, co-founder of the pageant, known as the Apollo Theater “an emblem of the artistic spirit of New York and past.”

The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 24 by means of May 5.