David Kirkpatrick

March 19, 2009

Transcendent Man to premeire at Tribeca Film Festival

This documentary is on futurist (and creator of the synthesizer bearing his name) Ray Kurzweil. Should be a very interesting film.

Hot from the inbox:

Transcendent Man, a documentary on the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, will premiere on April 25 at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City .

 

See details below for how to get tickets to one of the premiere screenings.

 

Director Barry Ptolemy traveled to five countries and followed Ray Kurzweil for two years, documenting Kurzweil’s journey to bring the ideas from his best-selling book The Singularity is Nearto a world audience.  Ptolemy expertly explores the social and philosophical implications of the transformative changes that Kurzweil predicts and their intertwined promise and peril, in dialogues with world leaders such as Colin Powell; technologists Hugo de Garis, Peter Diamandis, Kevin Warwick, and Dean Kamen; journalists Kevin Kelly and Tom Abate; and luminary Stevie Wonder. Award-winning American composer Philip Glass composed the original theme music, which mirrors the depth and intensity of the film.

 

The movie trailer can be seen at http://www.TranscendentMan.com.

 

Head below the fold for more info.

Tribeca is one of the four leading film festivals in the world.  Only 24 movies (12 documentaries and 12 narrative movies) are selected to premiere and compete at Tribeca, out of more than 2,200 movies submitted for consideration.  Transcendent Manwas one of only two documentaries discussed by the New York Times in its coverage of the upcoming Tribeca festival.

 

A sample of the extensive coverage of the upcoming premiere:  

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS62195+10-Mar-2009+BW20090310
 

The world premiere will be on Saturday evening, April 25 at 8 pm. The Tuesday, April 28 screening will be followed by a unique Tribeca event: a panel discussion with Director Barry Ptolemy and Ray Kurzweil, moderated by NPR and ABC correspondent Robert Krulwich. 

 

If you would like to be informed when and where tickets are available, please sign up at http://transcendentman.com/moreinfo.php. 

 

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING TIMES:
WORLD PREMIERE

 

Saturday, April 25, 8:00 pm: School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011


Sunday, April 26, 4:45 pm: AMC Village VII, 66 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003


Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm: School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011


Friday, May 1, 5:00 pm: AMC Village VII, 66 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003

 

Currently, Tribeca is selling tickets to the full festival.  Tickets for individual movies such as Transcendent Man will be on sale April 20.  Here are the details:

 

2009 On Sale Dates
Monday, March 9. 2009

Festival Ticket Package   sales begin exclusively for American Express® Cardmembers (Web and Phone). <http://tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets/packages>


Monday, March 16, 2009

Festival Ticket Package sales begin for general public (Web and Phone).

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Single Tickets on sale exclusively for American Express® Cardmembers (Web, Phone, and Ticket Outlets).

Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009 Single Tickets on sale to downtown residents (Downtown ticket outlet only, proof of zip code below Canal Street).

Monday April 20, 2009

Single Tickets on sale to general public (Web, Phone, and Ticket Outlets).

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