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What you need to read: GQ has an interesting new profile on A$AP Rocky, in which the rising rap star discusses his big 2015 plans, from the forthcoming At.Long.Last.A$AP, the eagerly-awaited sophomore follow-up to 2013's Long.Live.A$AP, to his screen debut (under his birth name Rakim Mayers) in the witty, well-made Sundance hit Dope, in theaters this June.
Tribeca says: Join us in welcoming this Harlem-bred rapper home when A$AP appears in conversation with music journalist Elliott Wilson as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, April 21st!
Sinatra's New York
What you need to browse: As part of the citywide celebration of Ol' Blue Eyes's big centennial, Michael Riedel, that notorious, modern-day Addison DeWitt of the New York Post, has compiled a delicious rundown of the people, places, and things that comprised Frank Sinatra's life in New York City, from his favorite gourmet hangouts to the classic black fedoras, bow ties, and other vintage memorabilia that are now on display in the exhibition "Sinatra: An American Icon," which runs through September at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at the New York Public Library from the Performing Arts.
Tribeca says: Get in on this celebration of all things Sinatra at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival with "Sinatra at 100: Film & Music," a multi-day tribute to this icon of song and cinema that will feature screenings of such Hollywood classics as High Society, Some Came Running, and On the Town, the latter of which will be followed by an all-star musical tribute to the Sultan of Swoon himself by the likes of Tony Bennett, Ne-Yo, Savion Glover, The Killers' Brandon Flowers and Lea DeLaria, among others, on Tuesday, April 21st. Get your tickets now! And for those who can't make it, don't sweat it... the event will be available to stream online through YouTube360!
Celebrate Spring with TFF and Hykoo!
What you need to create: It's been all but scientifically proven that there is no better way to celebrate springtime in New York City than the Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca has teamed up with the awesome new mobile video app Hykoo to create a series of twelve-second videos centered around Spring, and we want everyone to join in on the fun! Use Hykoo's "text + video" format to show off your favorite springtime activity, post your creation to Instagram under the hashtag #TribecaTogether, and you could win tickets and passes to Awards Day the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival!
Tribeca says: Visit Hykoo now to download the app and we'll see you at the Festival!
Noam Chomsky's American Dream
What you need to watch: IndieWire has the exclusive first trailer for Peter Hutchison's, Kelly Nyks's, and Jared P. Scott's Requiem for the American Dream, a discursive documentary comprised of over four years' worth of interviews with Noam Chomsky as the noted critical thinker offers a complex and sure-to-be definitive study on the current state of American inequality.
Tribeca says: Chomsky is a vital and invaluable intellectual force within our current politial landscape, and we cannot wait to premiere Requiem at the 2015 Festival. See showtimes and buy tickets now!