Tuesday, May 28, 2024

“This is Spinal Tap” Will Get 35th Anniversary Showing at Tribeca, With Musical Performance by Group


I am so there. Saturday, April 27th at the Beacon Theater– the Tribeca Film Festival will have a 35th anniversary showing of “This is Spinal Tap” followed by a performance from the group. Buy tickets now because this is the event of the week! Maybe they’ll lower a mini-Stonehenge onto the stage!

Tribeca just announced a bunch of great events to go with that one. The closing night film on May 4th is Danny Boyle’s Beatles movie, “Yesterday,” written by Richard Curtis. This is about a guy who wakes up to discover the Beatles never existed. He’s the only one who knows their songs, and starts playing them. Of course, he becomes a wild sensation. Himesh Patel from “Eastenders” is the star, and Lily James is his girlfriend. The amazing Kate McKinnon becomes his American agent. Doesn’t this sound like a big hit? I hope it is. Great use of the Beatles catalog!

There’s also a new restored cut of “Apocalypse Now,” a “Reality Bites” premiere, and a documentary about Trey Attanasio from Phish with a live performance.

Check the Tribeca website for details!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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