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Darren Aronofsky, Clint Eastwood and Paul Verhoeven Will Participate in 2013 Tribeca Talks

Darren Aronofsky, Clint Eastwood and Paul Verhoeven Will Participate in 2013 Tribeca Talks

The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival today announced its lineup for their Talks panel series, and it’s a doozy with talent like Clint Eastwood, Darren Aronofsky, Paul Verhoeven, Whoopi Goldberg and Richard Linklater all locked in to participate.

The festival also announced four new film additions to their slate: Verhoeven’s latest, “Tricked,” whose screenplay was crowd-sourced; the documentaries “How to Make Money Selling Drugs” and “Out of Print”; and the world premiere of screening footage from “Beyond: Two Souls,” a new interactive video game, scheduled for release in October on PlayStation 3. Talent from all four projects will speak after their respective screenings.

The full schedule for the 2013 Tribeca Talks series follows on page one and two:

“Tribeca Talks: Directors Series”

Mira Nair with Bryce Dallas Howard

Acclaimed writer, director and producer Mira Nair (The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding) in conversation with actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

DATE: Saturday, April 20
TIME: 3:30 PM

Jay Roach with Ben Stiller

Emmy Award®-winning director Jay Roach (“Game Change”) in conversation with actor Ben Stiller.

DATE: Sunday, April 21
TIME: 3:00 PM

Richard Linklater with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy

Director and Academy Award®-nominated
screenwriter Richard Linklater in conversation with Ethan Hawke and
Julie Delpy about their Before Sunrise series collaboration and most
recent installment, Before Midnight.

DATE: Monday, April 22
TIME: 3:30 PM

Clint Eastwood

Academy Award®-winning director Clint Eastwood will be in conversation with Academy Award®-nominee Darren Aronofsky following the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story.

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Directed by Richard Schickel. (USA) – World Premiere.

unprecedented new film focuses on Eastwood’s directorial method thanks
to producing partners and fellow actors sharing never-before-told
stories of working with Clint.  It explores Eastwood’s signature style,
dissecting the skills that have ensured his four decades of success. 
Bringing together the insights of Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Gene
Hackman, Morgan Freeman and many others, the film creates the complete
picture of the man, the colleague, the creator.  Courtesy of Warner Bros. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

DATE: Saturday, April 27
TIME: 2:30 PM

Tribeca Talks: After the Movie” 


Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.  (Saudi Arabia, Germany) – US Premiere.

Wadjda (Waad Mohammed), a feisty, funny and wholly unconventional
ten-year-old girl determined to scrounge up enough money to buy a
bicycle, despite the societal repercussions sure to follow.  The
groundbreaking first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the
first by a female Saudi filmmaker, Wadjda offers a moving, rarely
seen picture of everyday life in Riyadh: through the eyes of a girl
unwilling to surrender what she wants.

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour and founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi
to discuss the brave individuals and grassroots movements that are
breaking gender boundaries and creating lasting change. Moderated by
journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.

DATE: Sunday, April 21
TIME: 5:30 PM

I Got Somethin’ to Tell You

Directed by Whoopi Goldberg. (USA) – World Premiere.

broken racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent, the
late Moms Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Now Whoopi
Goldberg takes a deep dive into Mabley’s legacy via recently unearthed
photography, rediscovered performance footage and the words of numerous
celebrated comedians. A true passion project for Goldberg, I Got Somethin’ to Tell You shows Mabley’s profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time.

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with Whoopi Goldberg,
who will discuss her directorial debut.  She will explain, through the
work of comedian Moms Mabley, why we laugh, who we think is funny and
what comedy is really all about.  Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney.

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DATE: Monday, April 22
TIME: 6:00 PM


Directed by Paul Verhoeven. (Netherlands) – North American Premiere.

Join acclaimed director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct)
as he steps into the creative unknown to test a brand new style and
structure of crowd-sourced filmmaking. Having established only the first
four minutes of the script for a new feature, Verhoeven asks the public
to complete the story. Tricked follows Verhoeven as he gathers
ideas, hunts for an intriguing narrative and turns his craft into one of
the more unlikely experiments in democratic art.

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with director Paul Verhoeven
as he takes us through the uncharted process of making an
audience-created film – his ups, his downs and his unexpected creative

DATE: Tuesday, April 23
TIME: 6:30 PM

How to Make Money Selling Drugs

Directed by Matthew Cooke. (USA) – US Premiere.

from desperate street dealers to millionaire kingpins, from well-funded
DEA agents to politicians who ensure reelection through egregious drug
laws, Matthew Cooke’s debut feature is a captivating, shockingly candid
guide to the entrenched, corrupt and violent drug industry in which
these players each inhabit a vital role. 50 Cent, Eminem, Susan
Sarandon, Woody Harrelson and a wealth of inside voices color this
outstanding, detailed documentary.

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with director Matthew Cooke, producers Adrian Grenier and Bert Marcus, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Neill Franklin, president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation Eric Sterling and the author of HIGH: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler Brian O’Dea to discuss the grim underbelly of the oft-glamorized drug trade.. Moderated by Huffington Post contributor Keith Rushing.

DATE: Thursday, April 25
TIME: 6:00 PM

And the Band Played On

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. (USA).

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, And the Band Played On
aired at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the early ‘90s, examining
the facts surrounding the deadly disease and debunking many of its
myths.  The film won three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for
Television Movie. Topping the incredible ensemble cast is Matthew
Modine, who received Emmy and Golden Globe-nominations for his poignant
portrayal of a doctor who heads an American research team.  Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

After the Movie: Exploring the Science of AIDS and the Arts
Join us for a panel conversation featuring leading figures from film
and science about the science of AIDS and the social politics
surrounding the AIDS epidemic from the 1980s until now. The panel will
explore how the AIDS crisis has activated a cross section of
storytelling amongst scientists, artists and politicians. Moderated by
filmmaker Tom Kalin.

DATE: Saturday, April 27
TIME: 3:30 PM

Beyond: Two Souls

Directed by David Cage. (USA) – World Premiere.

From Quantic Dream and David Cage, visionary director of Heavy Rain,
comes an emotionally charged interactive thriller starring Academy
Award®-nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.  Jodie Holmes (Page) has
always been a little different.  Aided by scientist Nathan Dawkins
(Dafoe), she discovers a connection to a mysterious entity, setting off a
thrilling, globe-spanning journey to discover the truth about who she
is.  Join us for an exclusive look at this breathtaking gaming
experience fused with a classical film style.  Beyond: Two Souls releases on October 8, 2013 and is made exclusively for the PlayStation 3® System.

After the Screening: Join game creator David Cage and actress Ellen Page for a behind-the-scenes look at this breakthrough in interactive storytelling.  Moderated by video game journalist Harold Goldberg.

DATE: Saturday, April 27
TIME: 7:00 PM

Out of Print

Directed by Vivienne Roumani. (USA) – World Premiere.

into the riveting debate over the future of ideas, as documentarian
Vivienne Roumani tackles the questions confronting the modern word
industry and proves that more is at stake than how quickly we can access
the latest bestseller. Featuring interviews with Scott Turow, Ray
Bradbury, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and many more, Out of Print
is a fascinating, in-depth look at publishing’s milestones and what it
means to adapt that history to the information age.  Narrated by Meryl

After the Movie: Join president and CEO of the New York Public Library Tony Marx, CEO of Open Road Integrated Media Jane Friedman, filmmaker Vivienne Roumani and science writer Annie Murphy Paul for an exploration of our shifting relationship with books and a glimpse into our future learning. Moderated by The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta.

DATE: Sunday, April 28
TIME: 1:30 PM

Inequality for All

Directed by Jacob Kornbluth. (USA) – New York Premiere.

Reich is your guide in this no-holds-barred assessment of the U.S.
economy.  With winningly approachable finesse, the Clinton-era Labor
secretary and current Berkeley professor covers the consolidation of
wealth, the stagnation in wages and the elasticity of our economy. 
Director Jacob Kornbluth builds a rigorous and engaging overview of
where the economy stands and the risks that will become reality if we
fail to act.

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with producers Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan as well as political economist, professor and author Robert Reich who will discuss the widening income gap and deterioration of the USA’s economic health.

DATE: Sunday, April 28
TIME: 4:30 PM

Tribeca Talks: After the Movie, Beyond the Screens: The Artist’s Angle” 

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Directed by Chiemi Karasawa. (USA) – World Premiere.

legend Elaine Stritch remains in the spotlight at eighty-seven years
old. Join the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner both on and off
stage in this revealing documentary. With interviews from Tina Fey,
Nathan Lane, Alec Baldwin and others, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
blends rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité to reach beyond
Stritch’s brassy exterior, revealing a multi-dimensional portrait of a
complex woman and an inspiring artist.

After the Movie: Stay for a fun and lively conversation with filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa and the high-kicking Elaine Stritch, who shares her stories, tricks of the trade and the industry dish that you just won’t want to miss.  Moderated by The New York Times’ Charles Isherwood.

DATE: Monday, April 22
TIME: 5:30 PM

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

Directed by Marina Zenovich. (USA) – World Premiere.

moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life
from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as
one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often
misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has
never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and
entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled and
reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be.

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with Emmy Award®-winning director Marina Zenovich, author Walter Mosley and comedian Wyatt Cenac to discuss the making of the documentary and the impact of one of Hollywood’s most controversial comedians.

DATE: Wednesday, April 24
TIME: 6:00 PM

Tribeca Talks: Industry”

Look Who’s Talking

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca
All Access® program has supported several projects whose crews included
at least one writer or director from a community statistically
underrepresented in the film industry. When it comes to major box office
hits, narratives featuring a diversity of characters on screen are
finding increased success despite a marked lack of diversity behind the
camera. Join our film industry professionals for a dynamic debate on
race, authorship and authenticity in today’s filmmaking scene. 
Panelists include author, critic and filmmaker Nelson George, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Indiewire’s Shadow & Act Chief Editor Tambay Obenson, producer and Braven Films President and CEO Frida Torresblanco and filmmaker Terence Nance.  Moderated by Tribeca Film Institute Executive Director Beth Janson.

DATE: Friday, April 19
TIME: 2:30 PM

Brand New Studios

happens to film when brands become producers? Filmmakers and brand
managers are uniting like never before to make everything from shorts to
feature-length films to episodic series.  The results of these
partnerships are stretching the traditional sponsor role and creating
new opportunities for filmmakers.  Hear from successful brands that are
vying to take on the role of producer.  Panelists include ESPN Films
Director of Development Dan Silver; GE Executive Director of Global Digital Marketing Linda Boff; VICE Media, Inc. Executive Creative Director Danny Gabai and Red Bull Media House Head of Distribution Greg Jacobs.  Moderated by strategic consultant Nancy Schafer.

DATE: Sunday, April 21
TIME: 2:30 PM

The Business of Entertainment: Truth, Persuasion and Bias in Documentaries

by Bloomberg. Documentarians, like journalists, make use of a full
range of storytelling conventions. Some prefer to observe and report
events as they happen, while others gravitate more toward opinion,
commentary or in-depth personal narrative. How do filmmakers navigate
between journalistic precision and creative nonfiction – and are these
choices shaped by financial demands in the business of entertainment?
Hear from leading voices in the documentary world to examine choices of
style and approach to telling their stories. Panelists include Executive
Vice President American Documentary | POV Cynthia López and leading documentary filmmakers Dan Krauss (The Kill Team) Morgan Spurlock, Kristi Jacobson and Shola Lynch. Moderated by Bloomberg Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine.

DATE: Monday, April 22
TIME: 2:30 PM

Big Data and the Movies

by SAP. Big Data presents new methods for testing the production and
distribution of films both big and small.  Join our panel of industry
experts to consider the effect and implications of strategically
developed content and social sentiment to explore the latest ways
audience data analysts and distributors are retooling the what, when and
how of filmgoing.  Whether you are creating or consuming film on small
screens or in IMAX theaters, learn what Big Data will mean to you. 
Panelists include Rentrak CEO Bill Livek, FilmTrack Co-Founder and CEO Jason Kassin, MoviePass Co-Founder and CEO Stacy Spikes, Mashable’s Senior Tech Analyst Christina Warren and Director of Digital Strategy at Film Society of Lincoln Center Eugene Hernandez.  Moderated by SAP Labs SVP/GM of Media Industry Solutions Richard Whittington.

DATE: Tuesday, April 23
TIME: 2:30 PM

New Filmmakers in the Digital Age

by Panavision.  Learn from doing.  With expanding options in digital
cameras and lens combinations, along with a transparency of production
workflow strategies and processes, directors, producers and
cinematographers are learning more from each other than ever before. 
Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program supports filmmakers by providing
grants for camera packages.  Come and hear from new filmmakers on how
they navigated the world of digital filmmaking.  Panelists include
director Lance Edmands (Bluebird), filmmaker/actor Alex Karpovsky, director Jenée LaMarque (The Pretty One), director Rob Meyer (A Birder’s Guide to Everything) and producer Tamara Anghie (Run and Jump).  Moderated by Panavision’s Peter Brogna.

DATE: Thursday, April 25
TIME: 2:30 PM

Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper”

New Chick Flicks

sports films to comedies, action flicks to war documentaries, female
filmmakers, writers and actors are challenging traditional associations
of what makes a movie for or by women. Join us for this dynamic
exploration why being a female in the film industry requires re-writing
the typecast model.  Panelists include producer of the ESPN Nine for IX series Libby Geist, director Rachel Boynton (Big Men), producer Tanya Ager Meillier (Alias Ruby Blade) and writer/producer Laura Goode (Farah Goes Bang). Moderated by producer Abigail Disney.

DATE: Friday, April 19
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Barnes & Noble 33 E 17th Street at Union Square

Putting the “I” in “Film”

what you know” has always been a mantra, but “film what you know”? How
can direct personal experiences translate to audience-friendly,
relatable pieces on screen? How much of our “all” should we bare? Hear
from filmmakers, writers and actors who have written more than a piece
of themselves into the filmmaking process.  Panelists include director Banker White (The Genius of Marian), director Tom Berninger (Mistaken for Strangers), writer/actress Amy Grantham (Lily), director Josh Fox (Gasland Part II).  Moderated by Screen International’s Mark Adams.

DATE: Saturday, April 20
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Barnes & Noble 33 E 17th Street at Union Square

Whose Credit is it Anyway?

continue to evolve over the years into ever more complex, multi-format
storytelling features. One recent development is a new credit: the
writer. As filmmakers embrace or fight this controversial title, our
panelists discuss when taking the credit is appropriate. Panelists
include writer/director Fahad Mustafa (Powerless), writer/director Warwick Ross (Red Obsession), director Jason Osder (Let the Fire Burn), editor Nels Bangerter (Let the Fire Burn) and director Sean Dunne (Oxyana).  Moderated by director Julia Bacha (Budrus).

DATE: Sunday, April 21
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Barnes & Noble 33 E 17th Street at Union Square

Special “Tribeca Talks” Events

A Special Shorts Event: The Battle of amfAR

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.  (USA) – New York Premiere.

the darkest days of the AIDS pandemic, two women from very different
walks of life unite to take a stand.  Two-time Academy Award®-winner Rob Epstein and his longtime collaborator Jeffrey Friedman, the creative forces behind The Celluloid Closet,
tell the story of the extraordinary moment when Dr. Mathilde Krim and
Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor launched the country’s first AIDS
research foundation.  The fight against HIV/AIDS would never be the
same.  An HBO Documentary Films release.

After the Screening: Stay for a conversation with special guests Dr. Mathilde Krim, global health consultant and activist Regan Hofmann and amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost to discuss the new strides medicine has taken in AIDS research development.  Moderated by amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole.

DATE: Wednesday, April 24
TIME: 5:30 PM

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