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Tribeca 2015: With George Lucas and Monty Python, a fest broadens

Tribeca 2015: With George Lucas and Monty Python, a fest broadens

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...

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