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Tribeca Film Festival and The Lincoln Motor Company to Honor Frank Sinatra with Centennial Tribute


 

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY TO HONOR FRANK SINATRA WITH CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE APRIL 21-24

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Sinatra at 100: Film & Music to feature a trio of retrospective screenings and a musical  celebration with performances by Tony Bennett, Brandon Flowers, Savion Glover, Lea DeLaria, Alice Smith and JC Hopkins Biggish Band

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Immersive 360° video experience of the concert via an app and innovative mobile platforms including YouTube360

 

New York, NY [March 31, 2015] – The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced “Sinatra at 100: Film & Music in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company,” a centennial celebration to honor Frank Sinatra’s legendary film career at the Festival’s 14th edition.

An evening of film and music on April 21 featuring the digital restoration of On the Town and live performances at the Festival’s creative hub at Spring Studios will serve as the centerpiece of the celebration. The evening is a ticketed event and also available to Spring Pass Holders (excludes Spring Day Passes). On April 24, Some Came Running and High Society will be screened as part of the commemorative event. The 2015 Festival runs from April 15 –26.

 

Following the screening of Warner Bros. digital restoration of Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s and classic movie adaptation of the Broadway musical On the Town, TFF, along with Lincoln and the Sinatra family, will pay tribute to the icon’s influence on today’s artists and pop culture. Audiences will be treated to exclusive performances by 18-time Grammy winner and legendary vocalist Tony Bennett, musician Brandon Flowers (The Killers), comedian, actress and jazz musician Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, singer/songwriter Alice Smith, and bandleader and songwriter JC Hopkins and the 12-piece JC Hopkins Biggish Band.

 

Tribeca and Lincoln’s celebration will be available for everyone to experience through both 360° and traditional, linear formats. Select tracks from the concert and behind the scenes footage will be released online following the event including via a custom mobile app, developed by Immersive Media, and TFF and Lincoln’s YouTube channels in 360-degree video so that everyone will have a chance to celebrate the Chairman of the Board, on whatever device they prefer.  Through the app, viewers will be able to take part in the concert either using a Google Cardboard VR viewer or by watching on their phone screens. Linear videos will be released shortly after the event; 360° video access will roll out on applicable platforms over the summer.

 

“Frank Sinatra's films and music have filled generations with joy and excitement. We are so proud to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday with this group of extraordinary artists led by the one and only Tony Bennett. This multi-generational tribute is a celebration of Sinatra's lasting influence of music and film,” said Paula Weinstein, Executive Vice President, Tribeca Enterprises.

 

“In our second year of working with Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln continues to tell its brand story through music and film, celebrating American icon Frank Sinatra’s contribution to the industry with a unique concert experience, enabled by innovative 360 degree technology,” said Matt VanDyke, Director, Global Lincoln. “We are also bringing the ultimate in personal, luxury experiences to this year’s Festival goers through Lincoln Black Label Concierge services on site at various locations, including Spring Studios.”

 

Tony Bennett said, “Frank Sinatra and I were best friends and it is an honor to participate in an event that commemorates his centennial.”

 

"Frank Sinatra is bar none the greatest male vocalist of the 20th century. Singers can imitate but no one can duplicate his signature sound and the truth and humanness in his voices," said JC Hopkins.

 

The “Sinatra at 100: Film & Music” film schedule:

 

ON THE TOWN
Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

USA | 1949

New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town – especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights…and those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.

DATE: Tuesday, April 21

TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Spring Studios

 

SOME CAME RUNNING

Directed by Vincente Minnelli

USA | 1958

Vincente Minnelli’s drama of love and loss in post-WWII America follows veteran Dave Hirsch (Sinatra) from Chicago to tiny Parkman, Indiana, where he is soon tossed between the charms of small-town life and the consequences of his time in the big city. Co-starring DeanMartin, Shirley MacLaine, and Martha Hyer.

DATE: Friday, April 24

TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11

 

HIGH SOCIETY

Directed by Charles Walters

USA | 1956

Musician C.K. Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby) enlists enterprising tabloid reporter Mike Connor (Sinatra) to help him win back the heart of his ex-wife (Grace Kelly) in this classic musical remake of The Philadelphia Story, featuring songs by Cole Porter and a guest appearance by the great Louis Armstrong.

DATE: Friday, April 24

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11