The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its 2014 lineup for both the Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Innovation Week's Future of Film series. For its 13th edition, the festival will feature thoughtful conversations with Kevin Spacey, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Aaron Sorkin, Themla Schoonmaker, Skip Lievsay, Lee Daniels, Terence Winter and David Simon, among other respected actors, directors, producers and writers. The panels and events will be held at various locations in New York City between April 16th and 27th.
Four documentaries will be given their world premiere at the festival: NOW – In the Wings on a World Stage (which will feature a post-screening onversation between director Jeremy Whelehan and Kevin Spacey), The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, Champs and Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (with a post-film chat between Frank and Alec Baldwin about "the politics of Washington, Barney’s life and career and what he plans to do in his retirement").
All four are part of the "Tribeca Talks: After the Movie" series, which also includes three more films: Food Chains, Supermensch (with a talk between film subject Shep Gordon and Michael Douglas about "inside Hollywood baseball stories") and a 10th anniversary screening of the acclaimed Michel Gondry-Charlie Kaufman collaboration Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Tribeca Talks will also include an "Industry" series, featuring Academy Award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who will discuss her career (and work with frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese). A "Directors" series will feature conversations with industry titans like Ron Howard and Lee Daniels, while "Future of Film: The Story's Edge" will include veterans like writer-producer Aaron Sorkin and Jon Favreau (talking about "what it means to be moral in 2014 and what is valued as heroic on screen, in fiction and in life") and Bryan Cranston (as part of "Psychos We Love, an exploration into what it is that audiences love about on-screen psychos and how they compare to real life psychopaths").
"With these talks we want to expand the conversation about filmmaking and storytelling," says 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."
For a complete breakdown of these various talks and panels, visit the Tribeca Film website.