Marvel’s The Avengers don’t assemble in theaters until May 4, 2012 but on Saturday, April 28th the film will debut as it closes the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. “Marvel’s The Avengers is an exciting ride that absolutely transports audiences,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “It is the perfect way to end our 11th Festival.”
And guess who will be there in person?!?!??! Yep – I’m soooo excited for this event. I just watched Thor last night and I’ll just say I’m VERY hot to trot for Thor…yummy!!
Just before attending the screening, I’ll have the unique opportunity to interview both Tom Hiddleston (“Loki”) and Cobie Smulders (“S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill”) so be sure to comment or email me any questions you’d like for me to ask them! If you want to be as close to the action as possible, then you’ll want to follow along on twitter hashtag #TheAvengersEvent 4/27-4/29.
My favorite part about this trip is that in the true spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, the screening will allow Marvel’s The Avengers to celebrate everyday heroes from police agencies, fire departments, first responders and various branches of the U.S. military. Local heroes will even be invited to attend the screening and meet the cast. <—- soooo cool!
Marvel Studios’ producer Kevin Feige says, “We are proud that Marvel’s The Avengers is the closing film of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and we are excited to welcome local heroes to the screening as special guests. We all know and love our iconic Super Heroes, but when it really counts, it’s our real-life heroes who save the world every day by making it a better place for all of us.”
Director Joss Whedon said, “Showing at Tribeca is both an honor and a double homecoming for me, who grew up in Manhattan, and for the movie, which wrapped production there. I’m thoroughly psyched to be closing the festival with our intimate little think-piece.”
About the Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2001 by founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff after the 9/11 attacks. Their goal was to stimulate economic and cultural growth in the lower Manhattan area by bringing the community together through storytelling and the celebration of film, music and culture. The festival enables filmmakers reach a large and diverse audience and allows the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema while promoting New York City as a major filmmaking center. It has the reputation of being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.
Over the last 10 years it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.7 million attendees and generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City. The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival will run April 18-29, 2012.
Thank you to Marvel for treating me to such an amazing opportunity with an all expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Tribeca Film Festival closing night festivities.