Bono Helps Launch Film Festival

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5.7.03 - ITV

Rock legend Bono and Ewan McGregor have helped launch the second Tribeca film festival in downtown Manhattan. The pair were joined by actor Robert De Niro, who started the annual event last year to help revitalise the area following the September 11 terror attacks.

Bono said that he first fell in love with New York through watching films set in the city - many starring De Niro.

The movies captured the "heat and the rub and the static" of the city with "extraordinary honesty", he told the crowd at the opening ceremony close to Ground Zero. "It was the cultural power of New York city that turned an Irishman like me living a long way away in Dublin into a fan."

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