I was given free entry to the event mentioned in this post but otherwise, I have no relationship with United Airlines and I was not compensated for sharing this information with you. All opinions are, as always, my own.
I love movies! Dante and I love movies! Not a week goes by that we’re not watching some movie. So almost any news to do with movies, gets me excited, and when United Airlines invited me to the Tribeca Film Festival for a screening of the movie Anesthesia, I couldn’t resist the chance to see a movie and learn more about United’s commitment to independent film.
In short, “United customers will now have access to exclusive Tribeca curated content as part of their in-flight entertainment.”
United Airlines is also the official airline sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival as well.
More from a press release on the Tribeca Film Festival site:
“Customers on United aircraft equipped with live television and seatback entertainment will get to choose from a variety of Tribeca-selected inflight content, which will be updated regularly. Indie films, documentaries, shorts and other TFF-related content will be at their disposal. United also intends to include the Tribeca selections in its library of available movies and television programs as it introduces complimentary personal device entertainment on the carrier’s Airbus A320 and A319 aircraft, Boeing 747 aircraft and some Boeing 757 and 777 aircraft. The service enables customers to access the content in-flight via their Wi-Fi-enabled laptop computers and mobile devices.”
But enough about business! How was the event?
It was so fun! The Tribeca Grand Hotel has a special screening area below ground that was the location of the event. Not unlike going to a movie theater, there was lots of candy and popcorn, although this time complimentary courtesy of United. And unlike going to a movie theater, there was also an open bar and a specially created cocktail for the evening! Event staff were dressed in United Airlines flight attendant uniforms and a prize drawing saw my friend Connie winning tickets to Broadway.
After the movie, a Q&A with director Tim Blake Nelson helped us understand the movie a little better.
The movie itself, Anesthesia, was good. I thought it was a compelling look at the relationships that make our lives rich and the seemingly random events that can draw us closer together. Sam Waterston played the lead while Glenn Close, Gretchen Mol, Corey Stoll, Kristen Stewart and Tim Blake Nelson himself all had supporting roles.
What about you, do you love movies too? And will you now look for Tribeca Film Festival content on your next United flight?