Storytellers – Taylor Swift with Mike Mills

Tribeca Talks

60 MINUTES |

STORYTELLERS – TAYLOR SWIFT WITH MIKE MILLS

Singer, songwriter, producer, and director, Taylor Swift is an 11-time Grammy winner and the only female artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year three times. Her acclaimed album Folklore was released at the height of the COVID pandemic and stayed at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for eight weeks. In 2021, Swift released All Too Well: The Short Film, which she directed, wrote, produced, and starred in. The video will be screened and followed by a conversation with Swift where she will discuss her approach as a filmmaker.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Singer, songwriter, producer, and director, Taylor Swift is an 11-time Grammy winner. She is the only female artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year three times. Her countless accolades include Billboard’s first-ever and only two-time winner of the Woman of the Decade award; most awarded artist ever in American Music Awards’ history along with being named Artist of the Decade; the only solo artist this century to have three albums reach No. 1 in one year; and VMA Director of the Year award for “The Man.” With billions of music video streams and 11 chart-topping albums, her success is unparalleled.

Mike Mills

Mike Mills

Mike Mills graduated from Cooper Union in 1989. Mills works as a filmmaker, graphic designer, and artist. Mills is best known for writing and directing C'mon C'mon (2021), 20th Century Women (2016), Beginners (2011), and Thumbsucker (2005) as well as his exhibitions at the Alleged Gallery, which were documented in the book, exhibition, and film Beautiful Losers. Mills wrote and directed Thumbsucker (2005), which won awards at both the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival, in addition to winning the Guardian New Directors award at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Beginners won best feature and best ensemble at the (2011) Gotham Awards, and Christopher Plumber won best support actor Oscar for his role. His third film was 20th Century Women (2016), which earned Mills his first Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. In 2019, Mills wrote and directed the short film I Am Easy To Find for the band The National, starring Alicia Vikander, and went on to produce their record by the same name. In 2021, Mills directed his most recent feature C'mon C'mon, had its world premiere at the 48th Telluride Film Festival and was nominated for three Spirit awards including best director, best film and best original screenplay.