Tribeca Film Festival opens with 'Saturday Night Live' documentary

April 16, 2015 1:10 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of "Live From New York," a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live."

Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen's movie, which opened the festival on Wednesday night, traces the show's evolution into a pop-cultural touchstone from its 1975 debut when, as frequent host actor Alec Baldwin notes, "No one thought it would last."

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