The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival begins April 23rd and runs through May 4th, with over 200 feature length narrative films, documentaries and shorts from around the world. This year also features discussions with filmmakers, music events, a family film series, an ESPN Sports Film Festival and other special presentations. Check out last week's preview of some of the narrative feature films in the festival, or brave the entire program of films.)

American Express cardholders have been buying tickets since last weekend; on this Friday tickets will be available to downtown residents who can show proof of residency at the Tribeca Film festival box office at 15 Laight Street. On Saturday April 19th tickets go on sale to everyone.