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What to See at Tribeca, from Transmedia Experiments to Steinem & 'Wajda,' Eastwood & Aronofsky

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 21, 2013 at 3:30PM

What to See at Tribeca, from Transmedia Experiments to Steinem & 'Wajda,' Eastwood & Aronofsky
Clint Eastwood

The Tribeca team hit Los Angeles this week for a party celebrating the filmmakers at the upcoming New York fest April 17-28.

'Before Midnight': Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
'Before Midnight': Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke

They talked up the fest, which is burgeoning and looking into more extracurricular programming beyond the standard rescreenings of Sundance and SXSW fare. There's some neat Transmedia stuff coming at P.S. 1, for example, and some cool Tribeca Talks filmmaker match-ups, "Interview" style. Clint Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky will converse, accompanied by the debut of doc "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. " Also talking to each other will be the garrulous trio behind fest circuit hit "Before Midnight," Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. And following the world premiere of "I Got Somethin’ to Tell You," Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut about comedic legend and pioneer Moms Mabley, Goldberg will do a Q & A. (Latest adds to the Tribeca schedule are below.)

Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor

The world premiere of Chiemi Karasawa's cinema verite doc "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker and Stritch. After the world premiere of "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," director Marina Zenovich, author Walter Mosley and comedian Wyatt Cenac will do a Q & A.

Among the cool Transmedia programming is a cinematic installation at the P.S. 1 dome in Queens, where an interactive loop will run for ten days; also to screen there is "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," which deals with Hurricane Sandy. Paul Verhoeven will talk about the unveiling of his new interactive experiment "Tricked," whose script was backed by a Kickstarter campaign. Quantic Dream's "Beyond: Two Souls," a new interactive videogame scheduled for release in October on PlayStation 3, will be followed by a conversation with actress Ellen Page and game creator David Cage exploring the cinematic elements of filmmaking that have crossed over into interactive entertainment.

The full schedule for the 2013 Tribeca Talks series follows:

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.