Anniversary tributes for This Is Spinal Tap, Reality Bites to ring in 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

2019 will mark the 35th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, and the 25th anniversary of Reality Bites.

Both cult classics will celebrate these milestones with retrospective screenings, panels, and even a concert as part of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, happening April 24-May 5.

This Is Spinal Tap stars and creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner, who also directed, will be on hand for the mockumentary screening, followed by a special musical performance and conversation.

Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, and Ben Stiller, who also directed, 1994’s Reality Bites screening for 2019 will feature a conversation and look back at the making of the film and the characters who have come to embody the spirit of Generation X.

 Reality Bites was a formative experience in my life. To have a 25-year anniversary screening is very exciting. Looking forward to seeing the whole cast, and possibly changing the ending so Michael gets Lelaina,” said director and star Ben Stiller.

On sale now is The Hudson Pass, an all-access pass to screenings and Tribeca Talks, VR and Immersive projects, and all events at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios including access to Festival lounges:

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