The Toast of Tribeca

April 11, 2008

Since its founding in 2001, the Tribeca Film Festival has brought the film world to downtown Manhattan for a celebration of film, music and culture. This year, SVA is collaborating with the festival on two fronts. On Sunday, May 4, SVA will host Celebrating Berlin, a screening of Lou Reed’s Berlin, a film by artist and director Julian Schnabel, documenting a 2006 performance of Lou Reed’s 1973 concept album Berlin. Following the screening at the Directors Guild Theater, 110 West 57th Street, Vanity Fair writer Lisa Robinson will conduct a live interview with Reed and Schnabel about the project.


In addition to this one-off event, more than 50 SVA students from the BFA Computer Art, Animation and Special Effects Department, the MFA Computer Art Department and the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department have created original Tribeca Film Festival logo animations that will appear in the pre-show reel at all festival screenings. The students were given the festival’s official logo, from which they created 10- to 30-second animations. For more information on the Tribeca Film Festival, including a schedule of screenings and events, visit www.tribecafilmfestival.org.

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