5 things you need to see from the TriBeCa Film Festival

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If you can believe it, the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival has already come and gone. The 10-day long celebration of film completed its 15th year on Saturday, leaving behind more than just reminiscent movie goers. From Juliette Lewis' unforgettable post-screening performance to the Daring Women Summit, the festival has plenty worth mentioning.

We rounded up some of the most noteworthy moments from TFF, read about them below:

1. Alicia Keys' tribute to Prince:

After Prince's unexpected passing last week, celebrities and fans around the globe expressed their condolences and sadness at the loss of the iconic signer. So it comes as no surprise when Grammy-Award-winning singer Alicia Keys paid tribute to Prince during her musical performance at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom.

Keys said of the late singer on stage, according to Billboard: "We lost someone very special...Prince showed me what it means to be an artist...how to be bold and brazen."

See her induct Prince into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2002:

2. 360-documentary "The Bomb":

The last night of TriBeCa's festival ended on a high note with the extremely immersive experience -- the viewing of "The Bomb" film at New York City' Gotham Hall. According to Entertainment Weekly, it was projected on to 30-foot tall screens, and was accompanied by live music from a band known as The Acid.

The film spans the beautiful and grotesque -- featuring everything from satellite footage of earth to a mushroom cloud from an atom bomb detonation. Read more about it here.

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3. James Franco's controversial film debut:

Franco is known for his ability to shock and awe audiences either through his own life or through the roles he plays on screen, and this one was no different.

"King Cobra" follows the early career of Sean Paul Lockhart (played by Garrett Clayton) during his rise to stardom as the gay porn headliner Brent Corrigan. AOL.com had the chance to sit down with director Justin Kelly, and producers Jordan Yale Levine and Scott Levenson to discuss the controversy behind his film that premiered at TriBeCa. Read all about it here.

4. Virtual reality films and features:

It seems everywhere you turn nowadays, virtual reality has a place, TriBeCa Film Festival included. This year's festival premiered more than 30 VR entries, a storyscapes exhibit, and a VR arcade. However, TriBeCa was a bit ahead of the curve on VR -- it actually started integrating the technology all the way back in 2014.

5. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese's must-see "Taxi Driver" reunion:

As could have been expected -- the internet collectively freaked out when De Niro and Scorsese joined together again to discuss the 40 year anniversary of "Taxi Driver" on stage at TriBeCa Film Festival. Not to mention, cast member Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and Cybill Shepherd were there too.

"Taxi Driver" 40th Anniversary Screening Cast Portrait - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Just look at that crew!

See the best looks from TriBeCa's Red Carpet below:

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Jennifer Morrison attends 'Taxi Driver' 40th Anniversary Celebration during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at The Beacon Theatre on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour attends 'The First Monday In May' World Premiere during Opening Night of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Abbie Cornish attends the LAVENDER World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2016 on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for LAVENDER)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Actress Sienna Miller attends the premiere of 'High-Rise' at SVA Theatre during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends 'The First Monday In May' World Premiere during Opening Night of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Actress Zoey Deutch, shoe detail, attends the premiere of 'Vincent 'n' Roxxy' at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Actress Jessica Biel attends the 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea' during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: NEW YORK, NY: Actress Katie Holmes attends the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival After Party For 'All We Had' sponsored By Bai Beverages At Vandal on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for 2016 Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Actress/producer Nicole Kidman attends 'The Family Fang' Premiere during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Viola Davis attends 'Custody' premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Rose Byrne attends the premiere of 'The Meddler' at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Susan Sarandon attends the premiere of 'The Meddler' at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Actress Zoe Kravitz attends the premiere of 'Vincent 'n' Roxxy' at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on APRIL 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
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