KEY MOMENTS FROM THE 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® SET TO BE LIVESTREAMED
Queen Latifah, Michael J. Fox, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong,
Denis Leary, Matt Groening, Harry Shearer, Dr. Ruth, and More To Be Featured
in Live Streaming Access of the Most Anticipated Tribeca Talks®, New Films and Television Shows Post Conversations
NEW YORK, NY– April 26, 2019 – The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival will give exclusive access to some of its most highly anticipated events when it live streams select events throughout the Festival. Featuring well-regarded names in film, television, music, journalism and fashion, the real-time access will provide an opportunity for festival-goers at home or anywhere around the world to be a part of all-access conversations with such stars as Queen Latifah, Michael J. Fox, Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Denis Leary, Dee Rees, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, andmore. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, runs April 24 - May 5.
The talks are available exclusively via Facebook Live on the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page at Facebook.com/Tribeca. The Tribeca Film Festival/Facebook Live schedule follows. Please check tribecafilm.com for new additions.
All times listed are ET
Friday, April 26
5:30pm Tribeca Talks: Queen Latifah with Dee Rees (Tribeca Talks: Storytellers)
Join in conversation with Queen Latifah with Dee Rees. Queen Latifah is a critically acclaimed and award-winning musician, actor, label president, author, and entrepreneur. The first hip-hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Latifah has had immeasurable success in music and acting; she has received Grammy®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® awards for work, as well as an Academy Award® nomination for her portrayal of Mama Morton in Chicago. The trailblazing, Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and director Dee Rees, who directed Latifah to a SAG award for her role in the HBO film Bessie, will join Latifah in conversation to discuss her extraordinary and multifaceted career. Together, these two remarkable storytellers will cover Latifah’s creative journey from musician to actor to entrepreneur, and how she is using her influence to mentor and uplift diverse female filmmakers with initiatives like The Queen Collective, a program developed in partnership with Procter & Gamble and Flavor Unit Entertainment, aimed at accelerating gender and racial equality behind the camera.
Saturday, April 27
5:15 pm In Living Color - Celebrating 25 Years since the Finale (Tribeca Talks)
Join in conversation with creator and star Keenan Ivory Wayans, and co-stars Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, and David Alan Grier. Twenty-five years after its finale, the cast and creator of the groundbreaking sketch comedy show In Living Color will reunite to reflect on the Emmy Award-winning show that upended the landscape of television comedy and launched the careers of some of the greatest entertainers of our time. Following a screening of the pilot episode of In Living Color, the series creator and stars will come together to celebrate the show’s immeasurable influence and illuminate how the show continues to be equal parts subversive and hilarious.
8:50 pm Ask Dr. Ruth (Movies Plus)
Join in conversation with director Ryan White and subject Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Moderated by Columbia University Film Professor Annette Insdorf. Plain-spoken and thickly accented, Dr. Ruth Westheimer became a household name in the 1980s by transforming the way Americans talk and think about sexuality. At 90, Dr. Ruth reflects on her life from Holocaust survivor to celebrity sex therapist.
Sunday, April 28
5:45 pm The Simpsons - 30th Anniversary (Tribeca TV)
Join in conversation with executive producers James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean and Matt Selman, and the voice of many Harry Shearer. Moderated by the voice of Lisa Simpson Yeardley Smith. In the thirty years since The Simpsons first debuted, the satirical cartoon has become the very center of popular culture; a juggernaut that is ingrained in the cultural fabric of America. In the three decades it has been on the air, the show has influenced popular culture, media, and politics by brilliantly and incisively depicting the ridiculous pageant of American society. Following a screening of the episodes Marge vs the Monorail and The Day the Earth Stood Cool, the creative team of The Simpsons will come together to celebrate the immeasurable legacy of the longest-running animated series in television history.
Tuesday, April 30
6:00 pm Michael J. Fox with Denis Leary (Tribeca Talks: Storytellers)
Join in conversation with Michael J. Fox and Denis Leary. Michael J. Fox is an acclaimed television and film actor known for his iconic work on the sitcom Family Ties and the classic film trilogy Back to the Future. At 29, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, news the actor and icon shared publicly in 1998. In 2000, he established The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to advance scientific progress toward a cure. In addition to his Parkinson’s advocacy, Fox is a NY Times bestselling author and his acting continues to earn him widespread recognition, including a Grammy®, four Golden Globes®, two SAG® awards and five Emmy Awards®, including a win for his guest appearance on Rescue Me, the critically acclaimed show created by and starring his longtime friend and fellow hockey lover, Denis Leary. Join these two spirited entertainers and friends for an illuminating and lighthearted conversation that will cover the breadth of Fox’s remarkable career.
Wednesday, May 1
9:15 pm Tuca & Bertie (Tribeca TV)
Join in conversation with stars Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish, and creator Lisa Hanawalt. Tuca & Bertie is an animated comedy series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. It features Tuca, a cocky, carefree toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.
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About the Tribeca Film Festival:
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, brings visionaries and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.
The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now in its 18th year, the Festival has evolved into a destination for creativity that reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities. The 18th annual edition will take place April 24 - May 5, 2019.www.tribecafilm.com/festival
About 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Partners:
As Presenting Sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival, AT&T is committed to supporting the Festival and the art of filmmaking through access and innovation, while expanding opportunities to diverse creators around the globe. AT&T helps millions connect to their passions – no matter where they are. This year, AT&T and Tribeca will once again collaborate to give the world access to stories from underrepresented filmmakers that deserve to be seen. “AT&T Presents Untold Stories” is an inclusive film program in collaboration with Tribeca - a multi-year, multi-tier alliance between AT&T and Tribeca along with the year-round nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute.
The Tribeca Film Festival is pleased to announce its 2019 Partners: 23andMe, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Bai Beverages, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), BVLGARI, CHANEL, CNN Films, Diageo, ESPN, HBO, IMDbPro, Kia, Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card from Chase, Merck, Montefiore, National CineMedia (NCM), Nespresso, New York Magazine, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Prime Video Direct, P&G, PwC, Salesforce, Spring Studios New York, Squarespace, Status Sparkling Wine, and Stella Artois.
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