New York - The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will kick off with a documentary on another New York institution: Saturday Night Live.
The festival announced on Thursday that Live From New York! will be its opening-night film. Directed by Bao Nguyen, the documentary focuses on the show's early years and was made with Lorne Michaels' cooperation.
Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal called it "the story of a creative journey from pilot to institution".
The film adds to an already robust celebration of SNL, which is airing a 40th-anniversary special Sunday.
Live From New York! isn't the first documentary on SNL to debut at Tribeca. In 2010, James Franco premiered his "Saturday Night," which depicted a week in the life of the show.
Here is a little taste of what to expect from Saturday Night Live:
This year's Tribeca Film Festival runs from 15 to 26 April.
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