In New York City for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival? Check out Apple and indieWIRE’s Meet the Filmmakers series at the Apple Store in SoHo all this week with onstage interviews with filmmakers and talent. Will Ferrell, Eva Mendes, Ed Burns, Zach Braff and Michael Rapaport are among the people taking part in the program this week.
All events are free and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Guests are advised to arrive early at the Apple Store, Soho (103 Prince Street in New York City). For those that can’t make it down, check out the podcasts of the talks, posted daily here.
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Remaining Events in the Meet the Filmmakers Series:
Director David Dusa (“Flowers of Evil”)
Join the talented director as he discusses his film “Flowers of Evil.” Set in Paris, this experimental drama organically incorporates YouTube documentation of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations and the government’s brutal reprisals into a tender love story between an Algerian-French hotel bellman and an Iranian student. Moderated by TFI New Media Fund’s Ingrid Kopp.
Monday, April 25, 5:00 p.m.
Philip Gelatt (“The Bleeding House”)
The renowned comic book writer and illustrator discusses his first film, “The Bleeding House,” which he wrote and directed. In the film, a stranger with mysterious intentions comes to stay the night at a secluded country home, where he meets a family torn apart by a violent past and a deadly secret. Moderated by UGO’s Jordan Hoffman.
Monday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.
Actor Will Ferrell and Director Dan Rush (“Everything Must Go”)
Join actor Will Ferrell and filmmaker Dan Rush as they discuss their new drama “Everything Must Go.” After losing his wife and job, Nick Halsey (Ferrell) holds a yard sale on the front lawn, and with the help of a neighbor, begins to start over. Moderated by The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Eugene Hernandez.
Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.
Ed Burns (“Newlyweds”)
Join filmmaker and actor Ed Burns as he discusses his new film “Newlyweds.” Referred to as a “companion piece of sorts” to his previous work, “Sidewalks of New York,” which followed the interwoven lives and loves of six New Yorkers. Moderated by Hope for Film’s Ted Hope.
Wednesday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
Zach Braff (“The High Cost of Living”)
The acclaimed actor discusses his new drama “The High Cost of Living.” One night, Henry’s (Braff) and Nathalie’s (Isabelle Blais) lives tragically collide, forcing them both to confront loss, love, and life—and to decide whether the high cost of living is worth the price. Moderated by indieWIRE’s Eric Kohn.
Thursday, April 28, 5:00 p.m.
Actor Eva Mendes and Director Massy Tadjedin (“Last Night”)
Actor Eva Mendes and writer-director Massy Tadjedin discuss their provocative romantic drama “Last Night.” The story follows a married couple who, apart for one night, are faced with a temptation that may decide the fate of their marriage. Moderated by Miriam Bale.
Thursday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.
Directors Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and Actors Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Lake Bell, Leslie Bibb, and Lindsay Sloane
Join the directors and actors of the comedy “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.”
Sudeikis plays Eric, a thirtysomething party animal who, along with his longtime friends, throws an orgy at his father’s Hamptons beach house before it’s sold. Moderated by Ben Lyons.
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Rapaport (“Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”)
The talented actor and filmmaker discusses his documentary film “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.” The film documents the inner workings and backstage drama of the band A Tribe Called Quest, and explores what’s next for these pioneers of alternative rap. Moderated by Rolling Stone’s Anthony Curtis.
Friday, April 29, 6:00 p.m.
Director Stephen Mitchell and Producer Casey McGrath (“Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon”)
This director-producer team discuss their film “Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon.” One of the world’s biggest rock bands, Kings of Leon returns to Talihina, Oklahoma, for their annual family reunion. The documentary examines the band’s roots and explores how a strict Pentecostal upbringing preceded their unlikely transformation. Moderated by Rolling Stone’s Anthony Curtis.
Friday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Student Filmmakers: Tribeca
You may not recognize their names today, but that’s likely to change. At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, up-and-coming student filmmakers discuss their latest film projects. Meet them and hear about their work.
Saturday, April 30, 5:00 p.m.