It has been two years since the cast of Jon M. Chu’s “In The Heights” gathered on the streets of Washington Heights singing and celebrating the legacy created by Broadway legend Lin-Manuel Miranda. As the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off, the cast and crew of the film reunited for the world premiere of this culturally important film at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights.
Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Jon M. Chu were joined by cast Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, new Clinique ambassador Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Noah Catala, Marc Anthony and Christopher Jackson.
Tribeca co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, the CCO of Tribeca Enterprises Paula Weinstein and Tribeca Festival Director Cara Cusumano were also on the scene! A fun party followed at The Hudson.
The Knockturnal reporter Jasely Molina spoke to the cast on the importance of the representation within the film, as well as their take on the character made famous on the stage.
Tribeca 2021 runs June 9-20 and is the first major North American film festival held in person since COVID-19. The 12-day live celebration is the culmination of NY PopsUp, the statewide revitalization initiative to bring back live entertainment and the arts to the community.
Leading Hollywood special events group A-List Communications, with its sponsor partners GREY GOOSE Essences, PAC Protocol, Peroni Beer, and Billionaires Row Champagne, are bringing their exclusive “Supper Suite” pop-up back to support films at the Festival in June 2021. Filmmakers and select guests will toast a return to live events since the coronavirus pandemic forced film festival cancellations in early 2020. Hosted at newly opened Gerber Group’s restaurant and lounge, Nearly Ninth within the Arlo Midtown, the Supper Suite will help revitalize the essential New York City nightlife by showcasing some of the first social gatherings. Additionally, PAC Protocol, a premier technology and blockchain partner, will be showcasing its PAC App mobile wallet connecting.