AT&T Untold Stories: "Lucky Grandma"
2019 Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
It's been a year in the making, and Sunday night the cast and crew of the film, “Lucky Grandma” got to see their hard work come to life on the big screen. The movie, about an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandmother with a small-time gambling habit premiered at the Tribeca Film Fest. Sasie Sealey and Angela Cheng wrote the movie and Sealy directed it. Sealey and Cheng are the 2018 winners of $1 million from AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, an inclusive film program in collaboration with Tribeca, along with the year-round nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute.
“Lucky Grandma” is the second film to come from Untold Stories. “Nigerian Prince,” directed by Faraday Okoro, was Untold Stories first winning film. It debuted in theaters and on demand on October 19, 2018. The next film to come from Untold Stories is “Marvelous and the Black Hole,” directed by Kate Tsang. Tsang’s film will premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, and AT&T and Tribeca will work with the filmmaker on a distribution strategy.
Tickets to 2019 Tribeca Film Festival - NOW ON SALE
Tickets available to film premieres, TV screenings, virtual reality experiences, special concerts, and intimate conversations with legendary entertainers.
Experience all the movies, TV, virtual reality, talks, and more that the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, has to offer. Tickets to the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival are NOW ON SALE. Festival tickets give the fans inside access to highly-anticipated new films, television series and season premieres, can’t miss music performances, VR experiences, and once in a life time conversations that everyone will be talking about. Tickets are available at http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide, through the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival App, and available on iTunes and Google Play. The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 24 – May 5.
Single ticket costs are $24.00 for evening and weekend screenings, $12.00 for weekday matinee screenings, $30.00-40.00 for special screenings and Tribeca TV, $40.00 for Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Immersive, and $15 for Tribeca Cinema360.
One of the films you can see during the Tribeca Film Fest is Lucky Grandma. It’s a story about an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandmother with a small-time gambling habit. When a local fortune-teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to go “all in” and lands herself on the wrong side of luck, and in the middle of a Chinese gang war.
Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng are the second winners to be awarded $1 million from AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, an inclusive film program in collaboration with Tribeca, along with the year-round nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute. We talked to Sasie and Angela about why they decided to make this film.
Tickets can be purchased:
- Online at tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets or via the Film Guide http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide
- Telephone at (646) 502-5296 or toll free at (866) 941-FEST (3378),
- The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival App, available on iTunes and Google Play
- Tickets to special events at Beacon Theatre are available at Ticketmaster via tribecafilm.com for Apocalypse Now: Final Cut; Tribeca Talks: Directors Series –Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro; This is Spinal Tap; and Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men.
AT&T Free Film Friday Brings New Flicks to Local Fans
AT&T brings you the hottest ticket in town for free! As part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival®, presented by AT&T, you can get closer to the action with AT&T’s Free Film Friday.
We’re giving away free tickets for fans to attend Festival film screenings. From April 2 - 4, local film buffs can visit 1 of 14 participating AT&T retail locations to register for the free tickets.
All free film screenings take place on Friday, May 3, at the Tribeca Film Festival, and tickets are available while supplies last.
To find the closest AT&T store location to you, or for specific store hours, go to ATT.com. And, learn more about AT&T’s Free Film Friday at TribecaFilm.com/ATTFreeFilmFriday.
AT&T stores joining in the action:
- 200 E. 86th St.
- 217 Broadway
- 250 West 57th St.
- 532 Broadway
- 144 Delancey St.
- 745 Broadway
- 31 E. 17th St.
- 592 6th Ave.
- 200 5th Ave.
- 209 W. 34th St.
- 3 Times Square
- 350 Park Ave.
- 2195 Broadway
- 590 5th Ave.
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, runs April 24 – May 5. Get details and all festival updates by downloading the official Tribeca Film Festival mobile app through your app store. You can also follow the 2019 Festival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Check back here and follow @ATT on Twitter for more information on all our activities at the 2019 Festival.