Top brass at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) have announced the line-up for the 2014 Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Innovation Week’s four-day Future Of Film series.
The Tribeca Talks panels and events will run during the 13th edition of TFF that runs from April 16-27.
TFF also unveiled four new documentaries that will receive their world premiere 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 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
Each will screen as part of the Tribeca Talks: After The Movie series.
This year’s series incudes the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series featuring on-stage conversations with Ron Howard and Lee Daniels, as well as Tribeca Talks: Industry Conversations and Tribeca Talks: Pen To Paper exploring subjects related to screenwriting.
“With these talks we want to expand the conversation about filmmaking and storytelling,” said Tribeca director of programming Genna Terranova. “Whether it’s a deeper look at the artistic process or timely social issues, hearing from the leading voices in film, media and beyond can facilitate new perceptions and further our understanding of the current state of making and enjoying entertainment.”
Tribeca Talks: After The Movie will include NOW – In The Wings On A World Stage, which puts the spotlight on Kevin Spacey as he reunites with American Beauty director Sam Mendes for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Shakespeare’s Richard III, followed by a conversation with Spacey, director Jeremy Whelehan and members of the Richard III company.
The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin examines the creation of Bitcoin and its impact on the future of international currency and is followed by a conversation with director Nicholas Mross, film subject Dan Mross and Charles Shrem.
Boxing film Champs will be followed by a conservation with Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield and boxing promoter Lou DiBella.
Compared To What: The Improbable Journey Of Barney Frank focuses on openly gay Congressman Barney Frank’s 40 years in elected office and how his own homosexuality impacted his campaigns for social justice. Frank will join Alec Baldwin for a talk about the politics of Washington.
The world premiere of Silenced, the stories of two whistleblowers and their supporters who survived the government’s efforts suppress their claims, will be followed by a conversation with director James Spione and film subjects Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake and Pulitzer Prize-winner Barton Gellman.
The North American premiere of Food Chains, following its recent world premiere in Berlin, looks at the state of labour within the agriculture sector in the US and the practices that affect the lives of countless thousands of farm workers. Executive producer Eva Longoria joins director Sanjay Rawal, Eric Schlosser and Kerry Kennedy on stage after the screening.
The US premiere of Mike Myers’ directorial debut Supermensch charts the career of music manager Shep Gordon and is followed by a conversation with Gordon and Michael Douglas. The film premiered at Toronto 2013.
The tenth anniversary screening of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (pictured) is the focus of the annual Sloan retrospective salute and will be followed by a discussion on film.
The Future Of Film: The Story’s Edge taking place as part of Tribeca Innovation Week will feature a conversation with writer and producer Aaron Sorkin and former chief presidential speechwriter Jon Favreau about what it means to be moral in 2014 and what is valued as heroic in on screen, in fiction and in life.
Your Brain On Story features futurist Jason Silva on why and how people are hardwired for stories and cinema, followed by Psychos We Love, an exploration into what it is that audiences love about on screen psychos with Bryan Cranston, showrunner and writer Terence Winter and neuroscientist James Fallon.
All The News That’s Fit To Shoot, Print…Or Tweet, explores the crossover between documentary filmmaking, news media and social action with Upworthy Co-Founder Eli Pariser, CEO and co-founder of Vice Shane Smith and executive director of Witness Yvette Alberdingk Thijm.
Stories By Numbers discusses the ways that big data mining can influence future innovation in film, art and journalism with screenwriter and showrunner Beau Willimon and writer David Simon.