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Tribeca Film Fest adds ‘Scarface’ reunion, ‘Westworld’ S2 premiere, more

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The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 18-29 in New York City, has announced even more programming, including talks, reunions, television related premieres and more.

On the reunion front there’s  a 25th anniversary screening fo Schindler’s List on April 26 at Beacon Theatre followed by a talk with director Steven Spielberg and actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Embeth Davidtz; a 35th anniversary screening of Scarface on April 19 at Beacon Theatre with a Q&A with director Brian De Palma and actors Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer; and a 25th anniversary restoration premiere of In The Soup at the SVA Theater on April 24 with a Q&A with director Alexandre Rockwell, actors Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, and Sam Rockwell, and cinematographer Phil Parmet.

There are also talks with Robert De Niro & Bradley Cooper, Alec Baldwin & Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Foxx, Alexander Payne, Nancy Meyers and more.

On the Tribeca TV side, the festival will host the NYC premiere of Westworld Season 2, the World Premieres of Netflix documentary Bobby Kennedy for President, Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai, a new documentary about Freaks and Geeks, the North American premiere of PBS’ new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, the World Premiere of the Jay-Z produced documentary Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, and more.

There is also Tribeca N.O.W. series which “will showcase work from 18 unique online creators who are using their platforms to tell original stories.” Among them, “Crime Cutz,” a a hybrid documentary-music video set to the music of Holy Ghost! You can watch the “Crime Cutz” trailer below.

Ticket packages and festival passes for Tribeca Film Festival are on sale now and single tickets go on sale March 27 at 11 AM.

Full details and schedules for Tribeca Talks and TV programming are listed below.

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REUNIONS

Schindler’s List – 25th Anniversary
DATE: Thursday, April 26
TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Beacon Theatre

Steven Spielberg’s 1993 epic masterpiece Schindler’s List, remains one of contemporary cinema’s most challenging and sensitive portraits on the human toll of the Holocaust. Anchored by stunning performances from Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Embeth Davidtz, the film received near universal acclaim, going on to win seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, with an additional five nominations. Twenty-five years later, Schindler’s List continues to be widely considered one of the greatest films of all time. A Universal Pictures release.

After the Screening: a conversation with director Steven Spielberg and actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Embeth Davidtz. Moderated by New York Times critic Janet Maslin.

Scarface – 35th Anniversary, Sponsored by Kia
DATE: Thursday, April 19
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Beacon Theatre

Brian De Palma’s modernization of Howard Hawks’ 1932 classic Scarface is a somber consideration for the humanizing motives of evil men. It went on to receive three Golden Globe nominations and became one of the most referenced films in pop culture. Al Pacino delivers his riskiest performance in a career-defining role, garnering a cult following for the film. Revisit the gangland masterpiece thirty-five years later, a rich, harrowing, eminently quotable ride to excess and self-destruction that laid the groundwork for all the anti-hero stories to come. A Universal Pictures release.

After the Screening: a conversation with director Brian De Palma and actors Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.

In the Soup – Restoration; 25th Anniversary
DATE: Tuesday, April 24
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre

Directed by Alexandre Rockwell, In the Soup portrays the story of Adolpho (Steve Buscemi), who is writing a screenplay from his crumbling NYC apartment, and falling for the girl-next-door. In a desperate attempt to get his screenplay funded, he connects with Joe (Seymour Cassel), a shady high-roller willing to play dirty. After winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1992, the film all but disappeared and only one damaged archival print remained. Through the efforts of Factory 25 and a Kickstarter campaign, the film’s print has been restored. Join us in celebrating the world premiere of the 4K restoration of In the Soup, a hidden treasure of American cinema. A Factory 25 Release,

After the Screening: a conversation with director Alexandre Rockwell, actors Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, and Sam Rockwell, and cinematographer Phil Parmet.

TRIBECA TALKS: DIRECTORS SERIES

Alexander Payne
DATE: Saturday, April 28
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre

Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne will discuss his career as the writer/director of notable satires and dark comedies (Election, Citizen Ruth and Downsizing), as well as family comedy-dramas (The Descendants, About Schmidt and Nebraska).

Jason Reitman with Tamara Jenkins & New York Premiere of Tully
DATE: Thursday, April 19
TIME: 5:15 PM
LOCATION: BMCC Tribeca PAC

Following the New York Premiere of his film Tully, writer, director, and producer Jason Reitman will sit down with revered writer/director Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills) to discuss his latest film, as well as his eminent career as the writer/director of witty, satirical indie comedies such as Thank you For Smoking and Up in the Air. Reitman’s collaborations with screenwriter Diablo Cody have produced such memorable films as Young Adult and Juno, the latter of which was Roger Ebert’s favorite film of 2007. Nominated for four Academy Awards by the age of 32, and the winner of a Golden Globe for best screenplay for Up in the Air, Reitman has established himself as a formidable voice in independent filmmaking.

Laura Poitras
DATE: Saturday, April 28
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, journalist and artist Laura Poitras has spent her career uncovering America’s hidden truths. Her film CITIZENFOUR won an Oscar for best documentary feature, and My Country, My Country was an Academy Award nominee in 2007. Poitras received the George Polk Award for National Security Journalism and in 2014 she shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service. She is the co-creator of the visual journalism project Field of Vision.

Nancy Meyers with Carrie Rickey
DATE: Wednesday, April 25
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Tribeca Festival Hub

Trailblazing writer, director and producer Nancy Meyers will discuss her illustrious body of work with the astute and distinguished film critic and writer Carrie Rickey, whose body of work explores art that reflects the female experience. Together, they will walk through Nancy’s prolific career, from her auspicious debut as the co-screenwriter of the groundbreaking film Private Benjamin, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, to her landmark work as the writer/director of such films as It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give and The Intern. Meyers has the uncanny ability to tap into the very heart of modern relationships, and her films have chronicled women and men, at work and in love, in a singular fashion that makes each film instantly recognizable as a Nancy Meyers movie.

Lesli Linka Glatter with Claire Danes
DATE: Thursday, April 26
TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Tribeca Festival Hub

Virtuosic filmmaker Lesli Linka Glatter is one of the most prolific television directors in the industry, with more than 100 hours of episodic television, seven Emmy nominations and 2 DGA Awards under her belt. Her impressive and innumerable directorial credits include: Twin Peaks, Freaks and Geeks, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Mad Men and Homeland, for which she is also an executive producer. To discuss her illustrious career, Lesli will be joined by her Homeland collaborator and esteemed actress Claire Danes, whose versatility and tenacity as a performer has garnered her three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes and two SAG Awards. These two seminal and intrepid women will discuss their impressive careers and the trails they’ve blazed for women in a profession that continues to be dominated by men.

TRIBECA TALKS: STORYTELLERS

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro
DATE: Saturday, April 21
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Tribeca Festival Hub

Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper will sit down with Robert De Niro to discuss his career as an actor, producer and now director; from his early work in acclaimed comedies such as Wet Hot American Summer, Wedding Crashers and The Hangover trilogy, to his impactful dramatic turns in Silver Linings Playbook and American Sniper, which led to him becoming the tenth actor to receive an Academy Award nomination three years in a row. Most recently, Cooper has been working on his directorial debut, a modern adaptation of A Star is Born, which he also produced, co-wrote, and stars in alongside Lady Gaga. Cooper and De Niro have worked together on such films as Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Joy and Limitless which was their first picture together.

Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee
DATE: Tuesday, April 24
TIME: 8:30 PM
LOCATION: The Festival Hub

Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee, two of the industry’s most prolific storytellers, will sit down and discuss in great detail their passionate and reverential relationship to film: their favorite movies of all time, the films that have influenced them as creators, and the power of storytelling. Spike Lee is an Academy Award-winning director, producer, writer, actor and activist and NYU Grad Film Tenured Professor, best known for his groundbreaking and acclaimed films, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls, When The Levees Broke,25th Hour and Inside Man. Alec Baldwin is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, producer, and activist, most recognizable for his roles in Beetlejuice, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, 30 Rock, and Saturday Night Live. He is also the hosts of his podcast, Here’s the Thing, for WNYC radio and is the author of three books.

John Legend
DATE: Thursday, April 19
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre

Celebrated singer, songwriter, actor, and producer, John Legend has been releasing billboard hits since his debut album Get Lifted in 2004. He’s earned a total of ten Grammy Awards. John Legend also formed a film and television production company, Get Lifted, in 2014, and executive produced and starred in La La Land and the hit television show, Underground. He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his song “Glory” in Selma. In addition to his work in music and film, Legend is also well known for his philanthropic work in education and criminal justice reform. He founded #FREEAMERICA, a campaign designed to change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system.

Edward Burns with Mike Vaccaro & World Premiere of Summertime
DATE: Friday, April 27
TIME: 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BMCC Tribeca PAC

In conjunction with the World Premiere of his film Summertime, actor, producer, writer, and director Edward Burns will sit down with award-winning journalist and lead sports columnist for The New York Post Mike Vaccaro to discuss his latest directorial effort, as well as his prolific career in front of and behind the camera. Burns launched his career as a writer/director/actor with The Brothers McMullen, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to write, direct and act in She’s the One, Sidewalks of New York, and Newlyweds. Burns is also known for his star-turning performance in Saving Private Ryan. Most recently, Burns made his mark in television, on the critically acclaimed series Public Morals for TNT and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, in which he wrote, directed, starred and executive produced.

Jamie Foxx
DATE: Monday, April 23
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: BMCC Tribeca PAC

Prolific actor, musician, and comedian Jamie Foxx is a Hollywood triple threat. Perhaps his most iconic role as an actor, his portrayal of musician Ray Charles in the biopic Ray, landed him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA in 2005. The very same year, Foxx was nominated for a second Oscar for his acting in the film Collateral, making him only the second man in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different roles. In addition to film, Foxx is a GRAMMY award-winning musician, producing four albums that have charted the top ten of the US Billboard 200. Recently, Foxx has taken on the dual role of host and executive producer for the game show Beat Shazam, which will have its second season premiere in May on FOX, and he will also be appearing in Robin Hood, scheduled for theatrical release in November.

TRIBECA TALKS: THE JOURNEY

Sarah Jessica Parker
DATE: Friday, April 27
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Tribeca Festival Hub

Sarah Jessica Parker will discuss her illustrious career across multiple platforms in Broadway, film, television, fashion and the literary world. From acting and producing with her Emmy Award-winning role in Sex & the City to her current show Divorce, for which she has been nominated for a Golden Globe. She has become synonymous with New York where she lives and runs her own production company Pretty Matches. She will speak to the path she has so boldly crafted for herself to forge such achievements.​

TRIBECA TALKS: MASTER CLASS

Writing & Showrunning for TV
DATE: Saturday, April 28
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre

American television writing duo, Robert and Michelle King, will sit down with The Daily Show Executive Producers Steve Bodow and Jennifer Flanz, to discuss what it takes to write and produce a compelling show and the grit required to churn out episodes that feel timely and fresh. The Kings are a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-nominated writing team. Their work on their two major hit series The Good Wife and The Good Fight touch on a wide range of issues, from political corruption to cyber-security — making their shows simultaneously gripping and true to life. Bodow and Flanz have collectively won over 20 Primetime Emmy Awards for The Daily Show’s hilariously cutting political satire, garnering remarkable success and notoriety for the show.

Sound & Music Design for Film
DATE: Friday, April 20
TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre

Since 1927, sound has transported film audiences from the theater to the alternate realities projected on the screen in front of them. From the haunting theme of Jaws to the lightsabers of Star Wars, filmmakers know that sound has the power to surprise, uplift, and terrify. But what if you’re a low-budget filmmaker working on a documentary or narrative film without access to big studio budgets or musicians and sound teams? Join festival film creators as they discuss the art of designing sound and music that will stick with people long after watching a movie, no matter the size of your budget. Moderated by Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvhMHJfB5U8

TRIBECA TV LINEUP

Bobby Kennedy for President (Netflix) – World Premiere.
Screening: Wednesday, April 25, 5:00 PM, SVA Theatre
Acclaimed director Dawn Porter reveals anew what America gained and what it lost in the life, vision, politics, and hope of Bobby Kennedy.
After the screening: A conversation with director Dawn Porter and Ambassador William vanden Heuvel.

Cobra Kai (YouTube Red) – World Premiere
Screening: Tuesday, April 24, 7:45 PM, SVA Theatre

Epic adversaries return to the dojo in Cobra Kai, an all-new series in which Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their star-making roles (and rivalry) from the iconic film franchise, The Karate Kid. With Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Mary Mouser, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Courtney Henggeler.

After the screening: A conversation with writers, directors, and executive producers Hayden Schlossberg, John Hurwitz, and Josh Heald and series stars and executive producers Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.

Drunk History (Comedy Central) – Season Five, Midseason Premiere
Screening: Thursday, April 26, 8:30 PM, Tribeca Festival Hub

Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, travels across the country to present the liquored-up narrative of our nation’s rich history. With Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner.

After the screening: A conversation with co-creator, director, and host Derek Waters, co-creator and director Jeremy Konner, and other special guests. Each screening ticket provides access to two (2) complimentary drink tickets.

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary
First Screening: Saturday, April 21, 8:00 PM, Tribeca Festival Hub

Tribeca alum Brent Hodge examines the untold stories and pivotal moments from the making of one of the greatest “one-season wonders” ever produced—one that influenced pop culture far beyond the series’ short TV life. ​With Paul Feig, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps, James Franco.

After the movie: A conversation with director Brent Hodge and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig.

Additional screenings detailed on tribecafilm.com.

Genius: Picasso (National Geographic) – World Premiere
Screening: Friday, April 20, 8:30 PM, BMCC Tribeca PAC

In its second season, Genius explores the Spanish expatriate Pablo Picasso’s devotion to his craft, his contribution to modern art, and his turbulent personal life. With Antonio Banderas, Alex Rich, Clémence Poésy, Samantha Colley, Poppy Delevingne, T.R. Knight, Seth Gabel.

After the screening: A conversation with showrunner Ken Biller, executive producers Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo, and cast-members Antonio Banderas, Alex Rich, Clémence Poésy, Poppy Delevingne, and Samantha Colley.

Little Women (PBS) – North American Premiere
Screening: Friday, April 27, 5:00 PM, SVA Theatre

Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy on their journey from childhood to adulthood under the guidance of their mother Marmee. Little Women is a coming-of-age story that is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. With Emily Watson, Michael Gambon, Angela Lansbury, Maya Hawke, Annes Elwy, Kathryn Newton, Dylan Baker and Jona Hauer-King.

After the screening: A conversation with Executive Producers Colin Callender and Rebecca Eaton along with cast-member Maya Hawke.

Mr. SOUL!,  World Premiere, Feature Documentary
First Screening: Sunday, April 22, 8:00 PM, Tribeca Festival Hub

Mr. SOUL! offers an entertaining, essential look at the groundbreaking television show SOUL!, which, under producer-host Ellis Haizlip’s passionate guidance, showcased the breadth of black artistry from 1968 to 1973.

After the movie: A tribute to SOUL! hosted by Blair Underwood and featuring performances from Robert Glasper and more.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Amazon Prime Video) – North American Premiere
Screening: Saturday, April 28, 8:00 PM, SVA Theatre

A penetrating reimagining of the iconic, timeless Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock plunges audiences into the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and their governess on Valentine’s Day, 1900. With Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden, Samara Weaving, Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Inez Curro, Harrison Gilbertson, Ruby Rees.

After the screening: A conversation with director Larysa Kondracki, executive producer Jo Porter and cast member Natalie Dormer.

Phenoms (FOX, FOX Sports) – World Premiere
Screening: Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 PM, SVA Theatre

Chronicling the journey of the next great soccer players on their quests to represent their respective countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Phenoms allows fans and viewers to experience the personal lives of players through unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.

After the screening: A conversation with Executive Producer David Brooks, Producer Arbi Pedrossian, Director Chris Perkel, and Editor Thomas Verette.

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story (Paramount Network) – World Premiere
Screening: Friday, April 20, 5:45 PM, BMCC Tribeca PAC

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story depicts the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin, presenting the definitive look at one of the most talked-about, controversial events of the last decade.

After the screening: A conversation with co-directors Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst, the parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, executive producers Mike Gasparro and Chachi Senior, and special guest.

The Staircase – International Premiere
Screening: Saturday, April 28, 6:00 PM, SVA Theatre

The true-crime phenomenon The Staircase returns with all-new chapters, as convicted murderer Michael Peterson faces his final trial.

After the screening: A conversation with creator and director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and producers Matthieu Belghiti and Allyson Luchak

Sweetbitter (STARZ) – World Premiere
Screening: Thursday, April 26, 5:00 PM, SVA Theatre

New to New York City, 22-year-old Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world of the upscale restaurant industry, where she tastes expensive wine, explores dive bars, and learns who she can trust. With Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge, Caitlin FitzGerald, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Matthews, Daniyar.

After the screening: A conversation with Sweetbitter creator, executive producer, and writer Stephanie Danler, showrunner Stuart Zicherman, and cast-members Ella Purnell, Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Sturridge, and Paul Sparks.

Westworld (HBO) – Season Two, New York Premiere
Screening: Thursday, April 19, 8:30 PM, BMCC Tribeca PAC

As a new chapter begins, Westworld continues on its dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. With Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson.

After the screening: a conversation with co-creators, showrunners, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast-members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, and James Marsden.

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