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In addition to the incredible selection of films at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, we invite you to Tribeca Talks, an open-to-the-public panel series featuring one-on-one discussions with some of the biggest directors, actors and thought leaders in the industry.
Join Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro for an interview with Brian Williams as part of the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series. Screen and explore Rockstar’s unreleased cinema-videogame hybrid, L.A. Noire. Catch the premieres of five new documentaries and a special screening of the Academy Award-winning masterpiece A Beautiful Mind, followed by a discussion with director Ron Howard himself. There’s never been a better reason to stick around after the credits!
This year, Tribeca’s annual series has expanded to include this new and exciting panel program. Join these entertainment industry icons and acclaimed directors for the following exclusive interviews:
Robert De Niro with Brian Williams
Martin Scorsese with Souleymane Cissé
Tribeca Talks: After the Movie
Pose your post-screening queries to the directors and stars of our featured movies and special screening, A Beautiful Mind, with these After the Movie panels:
Special Screening: A Beautiful Mind
Revenge of the Electric Car (World Premiere)
Grandma, A Thousand Times (North American Premiere)
Love Hate Love (World Premiere)
Off the Rez (World Premiere)
The Loving Story (New York Premiere)
April 27, 5:30 pm
SVA Theater 2
A documentary recounting the unknown love story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the 1967 Supreme Court ruling overturning anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. Followed by a discussion with director Nancy Buirski, attorney Phil Hirschkop, who represented the Lovings, and others as they discuss this landmark case and current issues surrounding race and marriage equality.
The Education of Dee Dee Ricks (World Premiere)
Tribeca Talks: Industry
Meanwhile, film lovers and makers can also take part in the following Tribeca Talks: Industry panels.
April 22, 2:30 pm, SVA Theater 2
Examine how film producers and directors engage new interactive audiences through such networks as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, GetGlue and Foursquare. This panel will be moderated by Marc Schiller, CEO and Founder of Electric Artists. Featured panelists include Rider Strong, director/screenwriter of The Dungeon Master; Howard Tullman, President & CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy; and others. The conversation will be streamed live on the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival website.
April 23, 2:30 pm, SVA Theater 2
A conversation with industry broadcasters about the type of nonfiction films they’re drawn to and thoughts on where this genre is headed. Panelists include Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films; Anna Miralis, Editor, True Stories, Channel 4 Documentaries; Connor Schell, Executive Producer, ESPN Films, and others.
Are Documentary Films Changing the World?
April 24, 2:30 pm, SVA Theater 2
Get the answers at a discussion with filmmaker and activist Abigail Disney; director of Give Up Tomorrow Michael Collins; Executive Director and co-founder of Impact Partners Dan Cogan; and others as they explore the new trend in documentary filmmaking of collaboration between filmmakers and NGOs to increase distribution and influence public perception and policy.
April 26, 2:30 pm, SVA Theater 2
Discuss the emergence of online digital platforms and applications that provoke filmmakers to confront technology head-on with producers, filmmakers, and industry executives including writer/director Edward Burns and SAP senior vice president, Richard Whittington.
April 27, 2:30 pm, SVA Theater 2
Sponsored by Bloomberg, this panel will explore the issues and trends that affect the economics of the film business and the broader entertainment industry.
Shooting Film on a Budget
Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper
Hosted by Barnes & Noble, this series will take a closer look at writers who turn true events into a screenplay at the Based on True Events panel (April 23, 1 pm); filmmaking in the 1970s and the conflicts that resulted in some of the most acclaimed films of a generation with In Conversation with Peter Bart (April 24, 1 pm); and the difficulties of writing a script for a documentary film with Writing the Documentary (April 25, 1 pm). All panels will take place at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square.
Panelists for this series include Steven Silver, director of The Bang Bang Club; Greg Marinovich, photographer and co-author of The Bang Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War; author and Variety editorial director Peter Bart; Tribeca Enterprises Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore; Adam and Mark Kassen, directors of Puncture, with Chris Lopata, screenwriter of Puncture; David Gelb, director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi; Maria Ramström, director of Love Always, Carolyn; and more.
Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Panel
Join Tribeca and moderator Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas and a Council on Foreign Relations adjunct fellow, as we hear from 6 former extremists who have renounced violence and are now working to promote community and youth education.
This special Tribeca Talks event aims to provide a forum for high school students and their parents to identify signs of recruitment and the subsequent dangers of radicalization and is presented by TFF, Google Ideas, and The Council on Foreign Relations.
So come talk with Tribeca and this staggering collection of insiders as they explore filmmaking, social media and the future of the world. With the Tribeca Film Festival, you can explore the world.
Check out all the films, panels, and special screenings in the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival by browsing the Film Guide.
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