Tribeca Film Festival kicks off under smoky skies

STORY: “Something always happens. And lo and behold… A forest fire, a forest fire in Canada that broke - and the winds were coming in our direction that we've hadn’t experienced in the city that I don't think on record we've ever had as far as I know,” said actor and festival co-founder Robert De Niro.

The event, in its 22nd edition this year, took place under state and city protocols, according to its co-founder Jane Rosenthal.

The two-week festival opened with the film “Kiss the Future”, a documentary co-produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck telling the story of the 1992 Siege of Saravejo.