Star Wars hunk Ewan McGregor and pop supremo Bono have launched this year's (03) Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The duo were joined by festival creator Robert De Niro in downtown Manhattan for the event yesterday (06MAY03).

During the next nine days the festival will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, documentaries and host a free concert starring Norah Jones and ROBBIE WILLIAMS.

Bono expressed his admiration for the city - which is still feeling the effects of September 11 (01) - which he fell in love with after watching movies set there.

He says, "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."

07/05/2003 09:17