Tribeca Fall Preview, a season-long series featuring film premieres, musical performances, and more, from Tribeca Enterprises, the organization behind the Tribeca Festival, will kick-off on September 22 with the premiere of the The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark at the Beacon Theatre.
“When it premiered on HBO in 1999, The Sopranos made an immediate cultural impact and cemented its place as one of television’s greatest dramas,” said Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, Tribeca Festival Co-Founders. “We look forward to launching this exciting new series with The Many Saints of Newark, the latest Sopranos story from David Chase and director Alan Taylor.”
The opening night premiere event, The Many Saints of Newark tells the story of a young Anthony Soprano as he is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in the history of Newark, New Jersey. Soprano is becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss later come to be known as Tony Soprano.
The Sopranos series creator David Chase’s The Many Saints of Newark stars Alessandro Nivola, Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, with Emmy winner Ray Liotta and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga.
“I am thrilled to be participating in an event that will call attention to cinema and the arts in NYC, at such a pivotal time. I think it’s just great that Tribeca is hosting this series,” said David Chase.
Watch the official trailer for The Many Saints of Newark.