Sing Your Song – A Film by Susanne Rostock

The full schedule for the 2011 Tribeca Talks series follows:

“Tribeca Talks: Directors Series”

Robert De Niro with Brian Williams

Tribeca Film Festival Co-founder and Academy Award®-winning actor Robert De Niro will be interviewed by Brian Williams

DATE:  Saturday, April 23

TIME:  3:00 PM        
LOCATION: BMCC

Doug Liman with Alec Baldwin

Blockbuster filmmaker and television producer Doug Liman will be interviewed by Alec Baldwin

DATE:  Tuesday, April 26

TIME:  6:00 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 1

Souleymane Cissé with Martin Scorsese

Souleymane Cissé, Malian filmmaker and first filmmaker of African descent to win a major award at the Cannes Film Festival, will be interviewed by Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese

DATE:  Friday, April 29

TIME:  4:00 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 1

“Tribeca Talks: After the Movie”

Revenge of the Electric Car

Directed by Chris Paine. (USA) – World Premiere.

Behind the closed doors of Nissan, General Motors, and Tesla Motors, the race is on to develop the world’s first, and most economically accessible, electric car. Director Chris Paine’s energetic and beautifully shot follow-up to Who Killed The Electric Car? follows the innovative business models engineered by CEOs and independent entrepreneurs looking to jump-start the global resurgence of electric cars and win over a skeptical public.

After the Movie: Join director Chris Paine, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co. Carlos Ghosn, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Dan Neil for a conversation about the global resurgence of electric cars. Moderated by actor, writer, and director David Duchovny.

DATE:  Saturday, April 23

TIME:  5:00 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 2

Grandma, A Thousand Times

Directed by Mahmoud Kaabour. (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon) – North American Premiere.

Teta Fatima is the 83-year-old matriarch of the Kaabour family and the sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. This playful magical-realist documentary looks at Fatima’s larger-than-life character as she struggles to cope with the silence of her once-buzzing house and imagines what awaits her beyond death. Hosted by the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.

After the Movie: Doha Tribeca Film Festival is pleased to invite New York audiences to celebrate Arab cinema with a special screening of the 2010 DTFF Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary followed by a panel discussion on the experience of making films in the Middle East with director Mahmoud Kaabour and others.

DATE:  Monday, April 25

TIME:  3:30 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 1

L.A. Noire
Produced and developed by Rockstar Games and Team Bondi (Australia, UK, USA) – World Premiere.
L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Interrogate witnesses, search for clues, and chase down suspects as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

After the Movie: Join us for a conversation about the video game, the technology behind it, and narrative and action in this medium. Moderated by Rockstar Games and Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises.

DATE:  Monday, April 25

TIME:  5:30 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 2

Love Hate Love

Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy. (USA) – World Premiere.

Countless lives were shattered by three separate acts of terrorism: the attacks on the World Trade Center and bombings in the London Underground and Bali. This inspirational documentary tracks the difficult journeys of three families torn apart by these events as they struggle to pick up the pieces, build legacies of loved ones lost, and make sure love triumphs over hatred.

After the Movie: Join us for a conversation with executive producer Sean Penn and directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy along with family members featured in the film: Liz Alderman, Steve Alderman, Esther Hyman, and Ben Tullipan as they discuss the importance of making movies that lead to social action.

DATE:  Tuesday, April 26

TIME:  5:30 PM        
LOCATION: BMCC

Off the Rez

Directed by Jonathan Hock. (USA) – World Premiere.

Shoni Schimmel, a Umatilla Indian and one of the best high school basketball players in the country, dreams of being the first from her tribe to get a college scholarship. Shoni and her mother/coach Ceci battle together to redeem generations of struggle for their family and their people, but her hoop dreams are threatened after her family leaves the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

After the Movie: Join director Jonathan Hock, executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, and Eileen O’Neill, Group President of Discovery & TLC Networks, and others for a discussion about the pressures on elite high school athletes and Shoni Schimmel’s challenging journey as a Native American female athlete into the college sports arena. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger.

DATE:  Tuesday, April 26

TIME:  6:30PM
LOCATION: SVA Theater 2

The Loving Story

Directed by Nancy Buirski. (USA) – New York Premiere.

Nancy Buirski’s moving, evocative documentary recounts the unknown love story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the 1967 Supreme Court ruling overturning anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. Drawing from a wealth of stunning archival footage, The Loving Story recreates a seminal moment in history in uncommon style, anchoring a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.

After the Movie: Join director Nancy Buirski, attorney Phil Hirschkop, who represented the Lovings, Anthony Romero,  Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and others as they discuss this landmark case and the current issues surrounding race and marriage equality.

DATE:  Wednesday, April 27

TIME:  5:30 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 2

Sing Your Song
A Film by Susanne Rostock. (USA) – New York Premiere.

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. But, as Sing Your Song proves in a most stirring way, Belafonte has had a significant and lasting impact on the ongoing worldwide struggle for human rights. This powerful documentary reveals Belafonte’s multifaceted contributions to the arts, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the fight against Apartheid, ending starvation in Ethiopia, and much more.

After the Movie: Join us for a conversation with Harry Belafonte. Moderated by noted broadcaster Tavis Smiley.

DATE:  Friday, April 29

TIME:  6:00 PM        
LOCATION: BMCC

A Beautiful Mind

Ten years ago, Universal Pictures’ A Beautiful Mind made Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. a household name. This stunning portrait of a brilliant but troubled man won four Academy Awards® and gave audiences an insider’s look into the unique world of mathematics. On its 10th anniversary, we salute A Beautiful Mind for its powerful filmmaking, fine performances, and intriguing subject. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
After the Movie: Join us for a conversation moderated by NPR’s Ira Flatow featuring special guests from science and screen including A Beautiful Mind’s Oscar®-winning filmmakers—director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman—as well as its math consultant, Dave Bayer, author Sylvia Nasar, whose book inspired the film, and theoretical physicist and mathematician Brian Greene. Panelists will discuss the film’s exploration of scientific and mathematical concepts and the challenges and rewards of portraying them on-screen.

DATE:  Saturday, April 30

TIME:  3:00 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 1

Independent Women: 15 Years of NYWIFT-Funded Film Preservation
Dating from 1950 to 1984, these 11 short films contain experimental narratives, personal documentaries, and abstract animation from the likes of Mary Ellen Bute, Storm de Hirsch, Faith Hubley, and Marie Menken, as well as contemporary voices of living female artists. Asserting the contributions of women filmmakers in the canon of the American experimental avant-garde, this program also celebrates 15 years of direct financial support for preservation of historically under-recognized films by women through the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television.

After the Movie: Join us for a conversation with an eclectic group of women filmmakers who helped shape avant-garde cinema. Panelists to include: directors Liane Brandon, Lisa Crafts, Barbara Hammer, Jane Aaron, Bette Gordon, Caroline Mouris, as well as Cecile Starr, Bute films curator/collector, animator Emily Hubley, and Tribeca Film Festival Experimental Film Programmer Jon Gartenberg. Moderated by Drake Stutesman, Co-Chair of The Women’s Film Preservation Fund and Editor, Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media

DATE:  Saturday, April 30

TIME:  7pm

LOCATION:   SVA Theater 1

The Education of Dee Dee Ricks

Directed by Perri Peltz. (USA) – World Premiere

Dee Dee Ricks was living her dream—she had a successful business, two beautiful kids, and a whirlwind social life as one of New York’s elite. Then, at age 39, breast cancer changed her world. Director Perri Peltz candidly tracks the emotional rebirth of a survivor determined to help make life easier for less fortunate cancer patients even as she undergoes her own grueling treatment.

After the Movie: Join Dee Dee Ricks, producer Lisa Cohen, president and founder of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention Harold P. Freeman M.D., and public health advocates as they discuss the issue of breast cancer treatment for the poor and uninsured. Moderated by Perri Peltz.

DATE:  Sunday, May 1

TIME:  3:00 PM        
LOCATION: SVA Theater 1

“Tribeca Talks: Industry”

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