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The Red Carpet at Tribeca Film Festival!

Posted on the 03 May 2012 by Travelingdivas

HOLLYWOOD—Once again, Hollywood A-listers flocked to the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival that kicked off on April 18 and ended on April 29. The festival, which kicked off with the Vanity Fair party on April 18, attracted celebrities such as Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robert DeNiro and his wife, Judge Judy, Dakota Fanning and many more who walked the red carpet. With each and every year, the festival attracts a slew of A-list celebrities, VIPs and filmgoers. 

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Every year the event reminds me of the holidays where you have a smorgasbord of appetizing meals to indulge in and you know that you have to leave some room for amazing and delicious desserts. The annual festival brought an array of diversified films to New York City. The festival kicked off with the premiere of "The Five-Year Engagement," a romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. The film looks at what happens when an engaged couple keeps postponing their walk down the aisle. On the red carpet was surprise guest Emma Watson, who according to my sources is dating a producer of the movie. Another surprise was seeing director Michael Moore in a tuxedo, since he usually dresses down in his trademark, jeans, sweatshirt and cap.
The festival never disappoints with an array of  films from documentaries to political films that provoke the individual moviegoer to explore not only the film itself but the company of the people behind the film. Some films will never be seen outside of the festival, while others like "The Five-Year Engagement" and the "Avengers" will be very successful. The founders of the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, have succeeded in bringing people back to unite together behind the power of film. The festival was created in 2002 after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The festival  not only brings us the power of film but brings us Tribeca Soccer Day. Canyon News caught up with Mark Consuelos:
   CN: "How is soccer important to you?"  
   MC: "It's very important to me, I played with Notre Dame, mostly in the bench, but I really loved it. 
   CN:" I saw your son and he is so cute."  
   MC: "Aww, Thank you, I'm training him right now for soccer." 
We hear that Mark Consuelos trains his son twice a week. Kicking off the soccer day celebration was also a slew of US National Soccer Team players including Claudio Reyna, Brian McBride, and Chris Armas among many more. Playing on the celebrity side was "The Bachelor" star Ian McKee. Watching on the field was actress Gina Gershon, who according to my source is dating a soccer player.
One of the highlights of the festival was the premiere of the movie "The Zen of Bennett" on  April 23. Tony Bennett is a legend, so a film about his life is a definite must-see. The movie was created and conceived by his son Danny. The red carpet had the legend himself, Tony Bennett and his granddaughters, Robert DeNiro and his wife (who whisked by), Harry Belafonte, Lady Gaga's parents along with the late Amy Winehouse's father. Canyon News had the privilege of interviewing Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse: 
When asked how the Tribeca Film Festival influenced him, he responded "It's my first time here at the festival, I just got in from England. But I like it very much."    
Both the father of the late Amy Winehouse along with the parents of Lady Gaga were there to watch their daughters perform duets with Tony Bennett on film. The festival will end with the film "The Avengers,"  which stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson.
Rose's Scoop: The movie "Struck By Lightning," starring “Glee” star Chris Coffer is a definite must-see. 

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