8 p.m.-midnight April 15
New York Filmmaker Party
Local filmmakers to kick off the festival before everyone comes to town; City Hall

7:30 p.m. April 16
Opening-Night Gala
"Time Is Illmatic" (One9) World premiere doc that explores the roots of one of hip-hop's enduring masterworks, with a concert by Nas; Beacon Theater. After-party at Providence

6:30 p.m. April 17
Opening Night - Documentary Competition
"Dior and I" (Frederic Tcheng) Behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' maiden haute couture collection as the house of Christian Dior's new artistic director; SVA Theatre

7:30 p.m.
Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala
"When the Garden Was Eden" (Michael Rapaport) A snapshot of the New York Knicks' glory days; BMCC

8 p.m.
Tribeca Interactive & Interlude
A Music Film Challenge in Collaboration with the Lincoln Motor Co., with a performance by Damon Albarn; Highline Ballroom

3 p.m. April 18
Tribeca Talks
Lee Daniels ("Precious," "The Butler") expounds on his career; SVA-1

9 p.m.