Expands Tribeca Talks At Home virtual series in partnership with Squarespace 

NEW YORK – August 7, 2020 –The Tribeca Film Festival is expanding its virtual program with Tribeca Talks At Home: Directors Series. Episodes will feature director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Douchebag) with actor Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max:Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, “Billions”) with screenwriter Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right, Laurel Canyon). Sponsored by Squarespace, the all-in-one website building and e-commerce platform, the series debuts this month.


Premiering today, October 20 at 1pm ET, is the talk with Kusama and Cholodenko. The second episode with Doremus and Hoult, collaborators on Equals, debuts on October 27 at 1pm ET. All episodes in the series will be available on Tribeca’s website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook.


The new conversations bring the celebrated Tribeca Talks: Directors Series online for audiences to view at home. The series features groundbreaking filmmakers discussing their careers and highlights during one-on-one conversations with multi-hyphenate peers. This is the latest addition to the “Tribeca Talks At Home” series, which debuted this spring after programming from the annual Tribeca Film Festival went online due to safety precautions around COVID-19.


Tribeca Talks At Home: Directors Series is the latest from Tribeca and Squarespace’s partnership to bring inspiring figures from the entertainment industry to audiences in person, and now online during a time when we can’t gather in person. Most recently, the Tribeca Talks podcast series launched this summer featuring audio from Directors Series conversations from past Tribeca Film Festival editions including Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Ava DuVernay with Q-Tip, Alejandro González Iñárritu with Marina Abramović and more.


Watch on Tribeca’s website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook.

Karyn Kusama with Lisa Cholodenko
Join directors Lisa Cholodenko and Karyn Kusama for a discussion on their distinctive approaches to character-driven and genre film. The duo talks about their past works and reflect on the evolution of their creative careers, plus what’s changed for the industry over the years.
Premiere: Tuesday, October 20 at 1pm ET


Drake Doremus with Nicholas Hoult
Acclaimed actor Nicholas Hoult interviews director Drake Doremus about his fascination with human relationships, what it’s like to release a film during quarantine, and Doremus’ unique improvisational approach to directing actors by examining their previous collaborations.
Premiere: Tuesday, October 27 at 1pm ET


Available now. Find out how to join the audience on Tribeca’s website.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu with Marina Abramovic
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, one of only three directors to ever win consecutive Oscars® and the first to do so in 65 years, sat down with ground-breaking performance artist Marina Abramović to discuss his beautifully varied work as part of Tribeca’s 2017 Directors Series.


Ava Duvernay with Q-Tip
BAFTA, Peabody®, and Emmy Award® winning writer-director Ava DuVernay sat down with GRAMMY Award® winning musician Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed why DuVernay is always shooting, the art of lighting and framing dark-skinned actors, and the importance of finding your tribe.


Common with Nelson George
In 2017, Tribeca premiered the extended music video for Common’s “Letter to the Free,” directed by Bradford Young. After the screening, Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and three time GRAMMY® winner Common sat down with author and filmmaker Nelson George to discuss “Letter to the Free,” Common’s work on Selma and 13th, and the power of music.


Paul Feig with Michael Che
If you’re a comedy fan, this conversation is for you. Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks director Paul Feig sat down with SNL co-head writer, actor, and stand-up comedian Michael Che at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed movie jail, internet backlash, and why it’s so hard to make good comedy.


Jodie Foster with Julie Taymor
Academy Award® winning actress and director, Jodie Foster, was interviewed by Tony Award® winning director, Julie Taymor at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed their wildly different directing styles, why they’re both sick of the woman director conversation, and the audition that started Jodie Foster’s career.


Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro
The legendary duo came together at the Beacon Theatre as part of Tribeca’s 2019 Directors Series to reflect upon their illustrious decades of collaboration from Mean Streets to The Irishman.This podcast includes clips from Mean Streets, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, Silence, and The Wolf of Wall Street.


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About the Tribeca Film Festival:
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, brings artists 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. Tribeca 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. Tribeca will celebrate its 20th year June 9 – 20, 2021.

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