Indiewire is once again partnering with Apple to host the Meet the
Filmmakers Tribeca Talks Series in partnership with the 2013 Tribeca
Film Festival. The talks, running from this Friday, April 29 through
April 27 at the Apple Store in SoHo, will feature in-depth
conversations with leading filmmakers, producers and actors.
Participants include The National lead singer Matt Berninger, Zoe Kazan, Thomas Haden Church, Penn Badgley and more.
All events are free and seating is available on a first come, first
served basis. Guests are invited to arrive early at the Apple Store SoHo (103 Prince Street, New York). Check out the lineup below (descriptions courtesy of Apple).
Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, and Marshall Curry, Mistaken for Strangers
Join director Tom Berninger, executive producer Marshall Curry (Street Fight, If a Tree Falls), and Matt Berninger (lead singer of The National) as they discuss their documentary Mistaken for Strangers. Shot while Tom Berninger was working as a roadie for his brother Matt’s band, The National, the film offers an inside look at the critically acclaimed indie rock outfit during their recent High Violet tour.
Friday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.
Amy Morton, Lance Edmands, Louisa Krause, and Emily Meade, Bluebird
Join actresses Amy Morton (Up in the Air), Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and Emily Meade (Sleepwalk with Me); and filmmaker Lance Edmands (editor of Tiny Furniture) as they discuss their rural drama Bluebird. In the film, one woman’s tragic mistake shatters the community of a Maine logging town.
Friday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Zoe Kazan, Steven Berger, and Jenée LaMarque, The Pretty One
Join actress Zoe Kazan, producer Steven Berger, and filmmaker Jenée LaMarque as they discuss their drama The Pretty One. The film explores the consequences of a woman’s decision to assume her more successful twin sister’s identity after the sister’s death.
Saturday, April 20, 4:30 p.m.
Thomas Haden Church and Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Whitewash
Join actor Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) and filmmaker Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais as they discuss their black comedy Whitewash. In the film, a man trying to survive a harsh Canadian winter finds himself in an unexpected place when a meeting with a stranger leads to an accidental death.
Saturday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.
Alastair Siddons, Emile Abinal, and special guests, Inside Out: The People’s Art Project
Join filmmaker Alastair Siddons, producer Emile Abinal, and some special guests as they discuss the film Inside Out: The People’s Art Project. This amazing documentary tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project, which uses giant portraits to motivate communities to define their most important causes.
Sunday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.
Danny Mulheron, Fresh Meat
Join filmmaker Danny Mulheron (Rage, screenwriter of Meet the Feebles) for a discussion about his outrageous comedy Fresh Meat. The film follows a gang of criminals who takes a Māori family hostage, only to discover that their “victims” might actually be cannibals.
Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m.
Lenny Abrahamson, What Richard Did
Join Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & Paul and Garage) as he discusses his new film, What Richard Did. The film focuses on gifted student Richard Karlsen, played by Jack Reynor, whose last summer before university is thrown into chaos by an accidental killing.
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Penn Badgley and Daniel Algrant, Greetings from Tim Buckley
Join actor Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and filmmaker Daniel Algrant as they discuss their film Greetings from Tim Buckley. The drama chronicles musician Jeff Buckley’s efforts to come to terms with his late father’s legacy, leading up to Jeff’s legendary 1991 performance of Tim’s songs.
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.
Adrian Grenier and Matthew Cooke, How to Make Money Selling Drugs
Join producer Adrian Grenier (star of Entourage) and filmmaker Matthew Cooke as they discuss their revealing documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs. The film examines the war on drugs through a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
Friday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.
Craig Zisk, The English Teacher
Join filmmaker Craig Zisk as he discusses his stirring drama The English Teacher, which stars Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear. The film follows an English teacher whose small town life is disrupted when a former student returns home, having failed as a playwright in New York.
Saturday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.