Bruce Springsteen will discuss his position in American rock history during an intimate conversation with Tom Hanks for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. The event, set for Friday, April 28th at the Beacon Theater, is one of several newly announced “Tribeca Talks” scheduled throughout the festival.
Scarlett Johansson, Kobe Bryant, Lena Dunham, Barbra Streisand (interviewed by director Robert Rodriguez), Dustin Hoffman, Noah Baumbach, Common, filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant) and will also participate in panels and discussions at the festival, which runs April 19th through the 30th.
The Springsteen/Hanks chat highlights the Tribeca Talks: Storytellers Series, which also features a live performance by Common following his conversation with Nelson George; Bryant with animator Glen Keane and Michael Strahan; Dunham and Jenni Konner; and Streisand with Rodriguez. The Director Series will include Favreau in conversation with Johansson and Baumbach talking to Hoffman.
Tickets for the Springsteen/Hanks event go on sale Tuesday, March 21st at Ticketmaster via the Tribeca website. Tickets for the other Tribeca Talks will be available starting Tuesday, March 28th.
In November, former president Barack Obama honored both the musician and film icon with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joining a group that included Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Lorne Michaels, Diana Ross.
Springsteen wrote one of his most acclaimed songs, “Streets of Philadelphia,” for Jonathan Demme’s 1993 film drama Philadelphia, starring Hanks. Springsteen took home Best Music, Original Song at the 1994 Oscars, and Hanks won Best Actor for his performance.