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Tribeca Unveils Talks and Panels Lineup; Includes Kevin Spacey, Aaron Sorkin, Bryan Cranston and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 17, 2014 at 11:58AM

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has unveiled its lineup for this year’s Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Innovation Week’s Future of Film series. Included in the mix are Kevin Spacey, Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Aaron Sorkin, Thelma Schoonmaker, Skip Lievsay, Lee Daniels, Terence Winter, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, and David Simon. Full list, below.
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Kevin Spacey at the 2014 Oscars
Kevin Spacey at the 2014 Oscars

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has unveiled its lineup for this year’s Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Innovation Week’s Future of Film series. Included in the mix are Kevin Spacey, Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Aaron Sorkin, Thelma Schoonmaker, Skip Lievsay, Lee Daniels,  Terence Winter, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, and David Simon. Full list, below.

The Talks panels and events will run during the 13th edition of TFF, taking place April 16-27 in New York City.

TFF also unveiled four new documentaries world premiering at the Festival: “NOW – In the Wings on a World Stage,” “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank” and “Champs”; as well as “Food Chains,” “Supermensch” and the tenth anniversary screening of non-doc “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” They will each screen as part of the Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series giving audiences the opportunity to watch a film followed by a related conversation.

The full schedule for the 2014 Tribeca Talks series follows:

 

“Tribeca Talks: Directors Series”

Lee Daniels

Acclaimed filmmaker Lee Daniels divulges on his seminal career which includes such critical hits as Precious and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

DATE: Friday, April 18

TIME: 3:00 PM

LOCATION: SVA Theater 1

Ron Howard with Brian Williams

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ron Howard discusses his career as a filmmaker, writer and producer, which already spans over fifty years.

DATE: Saturday, April 26

TIME: 3:00 PM

LOCATION: BMCC

“Tribeca Talks: After the Movie”

Champs

Directed and written by Bert Marcus. (USA) – World Premiere. From inner-city housing projects to the biggest stages in boxing, this insightful and provocative documentary charts the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters, including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins, as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Director Bert Marcus skillfully weaves their personal histories and gripping footage from their biggest bouts to explore the meaning of the American dream in a society increasingly fragmented between rich and poor.

 

After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with former boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, boxing promoter Lou DiBella about life, rivalry and conflict both inside and out of the ring.

DATE: Saturday, April 19

TIME: 3:00 PM

LOCATION: SVA Theater 1

This article is related to: Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.