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Robert De Niro Steps Out, for His Festival, His Father and the Friars Club's Top Award

We all know that Robert De Niro is a far better screen actor than he is public figure. Journalists dread interviews with the famously monosyllabic star. But this year De Niro is suddenly everywhere: at Tribeca, his New York film festival, hawking the Tribeca-produced Sundance documentary about his artist father, "Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.," which is airing on HBO, and accepting a rare honor from The Friars Club in New York.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • June 17, 2014 2:01 PM
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Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto' Takes the Festival Tour (VIDEO)

Emma Roberts, Gia Coppola, Nat Wolff at the Apple Soho Store
On the first day of shooting Gia Coppola was feeling her nerves. "I was so eager to do it," she says. "It had fallen apart so many times, that it reached a point, on the first day of shooting, I didn't believe it. I had gone through all the emotions, believing it would fall apart again: 'Oh my god, I'm here and I don't know what to do.'"
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 5, 2014 4:44 PM
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Kevin Spacey Q & A: 'House of Cards' Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, Focus of Self-Released Doc (VIDEO)

It's easy to assume that a documentary financed and self-released by Kevin Spacey will be a vanity project. Especially the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "NOW in the Wings on a World Stage," now streaming, which follows the head of the Old Vic around the world as he stars in 200 performances of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project production of Shakespeare's "Richard III."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2014 11:32 AM
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RADiUS-TWC Will 'Keep On Keepin' On'

Weinstein boutique label RADiUS-TWC has acquired both worldwide rights and remake rights for the music doc "Keep On Keepin' On," winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Fest.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 28, 2014 1:18 PM
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I Answer Questions About My New Book 'The $11 Billion Year'

My new book about the year 2012, "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," is in bookstores.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 27, 2014 5:36 PM
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WATCH: John Lithgow Talks Ira Sachs' Gay Love Story 'Love Is Strange' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

WATCH VIDEO: John Lithgow talks falling love with Alfred Molina during the filming of Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 25, 2014 11:06 AM
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Tribeca Review: In Powerful Doc 'Virunga,' Gorillas Caught in the Crosshairs of Corporate Greed

If corporations are people, my friends, they’re the kind of people who make great movie villains. Especially in “Virunga.” Which unfortunately isn’t a fiction.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 24, 2014 3:12 PM
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Watch Writer/Executive Producer Joss Whedon's Latest, Tribeca Entry 'In Your Eyes,' Now

On Easter Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Bellwether Pictures' Joss Whedon and Kai Cole made an unexpected announcement after premiering their latest production "In Your Eyes." Directed by Brin Hill and written by Whedon, this metaphysical romance is now available to download instantly for $5 via the film's website.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 12:09 PM
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Fledgling Director Gillian Greene's 'Murder of a Cat' Is One to Watch at Tribeca

Fledgling director Gillian Greene's "Murder of a Cat" premieres next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The off-beat comedy stars Fran Kranz as a manchild with a proto-Bieber haircut, various delusions, and who lives at home with his mother (Blythe Danner). Just coincidentally, all of Greene's children, ages 7 to 20, live with their mother.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 17, 2014 4:31 PM
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As Tribeca Kicks Off, 'A Brony Tale' Leads Some Must-See Docs

“The business of the business is so crazy and complicated that we forget why we’re doing what we’re doing,” said veteran producer Paula Weinstein (“Analyze This,” “The Perfect Storm,” “The Company Men,” “The Astronaut Farmer”), now in her third month as a VP at Tribeca Enterprises. “Now, I’m reminded everyday why we’re doing what we’re doing.”
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 16, 2014 4:46 PM
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