JC Hopkins & Tribeca to Honor Frank Sinatra With ‘On the Town’ Screening, Tony Bennett Performance
by Ashley Lee, The Hollywood Reporter
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival is a fan of Frank Sinatra.
The upcoming fest announced Tuesday that its lineup will include Sinatra at 100: Film & Music, a centennial celebration that highlights the music legend’s film career, presented in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company.
An evening of film and music at the fest’s creative hub at Spring Studios on April 21 will feature the digital restoration of On the Town plus live performances from Tony Bennett, Brandon Flowers (of The Killers), Lea DeLaria, dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, Alice Smith, and JC Hopkins and his 10-piece JC Hopkins Biggish Band.
Select behind-the-scenes footage and tracks from the concert will be released online following the event via a custom mobile app developed by Immersive Media, and TFF and Lincoln’s YouTube channels in 360-degree video.
“Frank Sinatra and I were best friends,” said Bennett in a statement, “and it is an honor to participate in an event that commemorates his centennial.”
Additionally, Some Came Running and High Society will be screened on April 24. The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 15 to 26.