Like many movie gatherings, the Tribeca Film Festival has sought to carve out an identity in the face of such encroachments as the emergence of high-end television and the proliferation of, well, other film festivals.
This year the movie confab is doubling down in an unlikely area: non-film entertainment.
Or, at least, non-film-specific entertainment.
When the 14th annual New York event kicks off Wednesday night, it will do so with a fusillade of onstage interviews, reunions, performances and an expanded virtual-reality and transmedia section.
“The industry has radically changed, so the film festival business has radically changed,” said Jane Rosenthal,...