NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will kick off with a documentary on another New York institution: "Saturday Night Live."
The festival announced 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.
This year's Tribeca Film Festival runs April 15-26.