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    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.