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Tribeca Talks 2007

Superheroes, Spies, Industry Insiders, Funny Girls and Rappers. Tribeca Talks had them all. With guests like Eva Mendes, Tiki Barber, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jonathan Lethem, Rachel Dratch, and Terry George, these were unforgettable events.


Broken bones, torn ligaments, concussions. Tiki Barber‘s tenure as the New York Giants’ premiere running back may prove to be the perfect training ground for a career in entertainment and news. Tribeca Talks sits down with the master of rushing and receiving to discuss what the future holds for this neo-renaissance man.

Bill Weir ( ABC News ) moderates.
Thursday, April 26, 4p.m. BMCC 2 | (PTIKI) | $25.00

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If it bleeds, it leads. Blood, guts and severed limbs have historically been box office cash cows but as Capitol Hill turns up the heat on television violence, studios and filmmakers wonder…will the big screen be next on the chopping block?

  • Jim Steyer (CEO, Founder Common Sense Media)
  • John Carpenter ( Escape from NY, Halloween )
  • Peter Block (President: Film Acquisitions, Lionsgate)

David D’Arcy (NPR) moderates.
Thursday, April 26th 7 p.m., BMCC 2 | (PKIDS) | $25.00

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They act. They write. They produce. And they direct. We sit down with some of Hollywood’s super hyphenates—those multi-tasking film stars who have become media conglomerates of their own.

  • Eva Mendes ( Live!, Hitch )
  • Julie Delpy ( 2 Jours A Paris, Before Sunrise )
  • Julia Stiles ( Raving, Save The Last Dance )
  • Rosario Dawson ( Kids, Descent )
  • Mary Stuart Masterson ( The Cake Eaters, Fried Green Tomatoes )

Jacob Weisberg (Editor in Chief, Slate Magazine ) moderates.
Friday, April 27, 7 p.m., BMCC 2 | (PBACO) | $25.00

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Statistically, the person most likely to get attacked by a shark is the one with the most flesh exposed. Get tips like this and more when we sit down with some seriously adventurous filmmakers—those who immerse themselves in the elements, so that you don’t have to! Let’s compare scars.


  • Josh Bernstein ( Digging For the Truth )
  • Les Stroud ( Survivor Man )
  • Philippe Cousteau, Jr. (President of EarthEchoInternational, Ocean’s Deadliest ).
  • Sarah Robertson ( National Geographic: An Arctic Tale )

Boyd Matson ( Wild Chronicles, National Geographic Today ) moderates.


Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m. BMCC 2 | (PSNAK) | $25.00

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Before, he was evil and my enemy; now, he is evil and my friend.


Alec Leamas in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold



Wondering what side that G-Man’s on? Or if she’s a sparrow? We join real life agents and the ones that play them to crack the code behind the public’s fascination with espionage on the big screen.


  • Milt Bearden (CIA consultant on The Good Shepherd )
  • Robert Baer ( Syriana )
  • Doug Liman ( The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith )

Christopher Isham (ABC News) moderates.


Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m. BMCC 2 | (PSPIE) | $25.00

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And they are not supposed to be. A recent study out of Stanford University suggests that women are not, well, funny. We beg to differ and our guests are hilarious proof.


  • Samantha Bee ( The Daily Show correspondent, Underdog )
  • Rachel Dratch ( Saturday Night Live )
  • Susie Essman ( Curb Your Enthusiasm )
  • Rachael Harris ( Notes From the Underbelly, Evan Almighty )
  • Debra Messing ( Will & Grace, Lucky You )

Jay Roach ( Meet the Parents, Austin Powers ) moderates.


Sunday, April 29, 4 pm BMCC 2 | (PLOOK) | $25.00

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Today, you are the master of your own domain, the creator, the conjurer. Whether in Beirut, Bangkok or Brooklyn, your audience is a webcam away. Our panel of web-celebs and content creators step out from behind their laptops to take a look at the revolution and responsibility of this socio-technological phenomenon and what it means for the future of creativity.


  • Charles Leadbeater (Author, We-think, Up the Down Escalator )
  • Brent Weinstein (President, UTA Online)
  • Kathleen Grace (Co-Creator: The Burg )
  • Jonathan Lethem ( The Promiscous Materials Project, You Don’t Love Me Yet: A Novel )
  • Jerry Paffendorf ( Electric Sheep Factory, Second Life )

Georg Szalai (The Hollywood Reporter) moderates.


Monday, April 30, 7 p.m. BMCC 2 | (PCINE) | $25.00

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From Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland to both real and fictionalized accounts of refugees in Sudan and Sierra Leone horrendous stories from the world’s most devastated places have become a kind of cultural cache. Can the visibility afforded by pop culture actually create change on the ground?

  • Suliman Baldo (International Center for Transitional Justice)
  • Ishmael Beah ( A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier )
  • Terry George ( Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road )
  • John Dau ( God Grew Tired of Us, Director of Sudan Project, Direct Change, Inc.)
  • John Prendergast ( Not On Our Watch )
  • Don Cheadle ( Hotel Rwanda, Not On Our Watch )

Christopher Quinn (Director, God Grew Tired of Us ) moderates.
Tuesday, May 1st, 7 p.m., BMCC 2 | (PHORR) | $25.00

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Three time Grammy® winner, multi-platinum musician, record label executive and producer. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is one of today’s fastest rising young actors. With critically acclaimed performances in Crash, Hustle & Flow and Law & Order SVU, Bridges is soon to be seen in the comedy film Fred Claus. He sits down with Vanity Fair’s Lisa Robinson to talk about music, movies and more.

Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., BMCC 2 | (PLUDA) | $25.00

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Here I come to save the…oh, just forget it. For a genre of entertainment originally devised with children in mind, superhero movies have found real success among bigger babies & shy adults, to be specific. We unleash the power of some superhero creators to explore why the vulnerable, conflicted, reluctant and more…well…human superhero is a sure-fire way to a colossal opening weekend. Featuring a sneak peek at original illustrations from the highly anticipated Amazing Spider-Man: One More Day comic book storyline.


  • Zak Penn ( X-Men: The Last Stand, Elektra )
  • Joe Quesada (Illustrator, Writer, EIC of Marvel).
  • Andrew D. Cooke ( Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist )
  • Thomas Haden Church ( Spiderman 3 )
  • Kevin Smith ( Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back )

Lev Grossman (Time Magazine) moderates.


Thursday, May 3, 4 p.m., BMCC 2 | (PHERO) | $25.00

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In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.

- Twelfth Night

Ah, to be famous. The money, the lifestyle, the paparazzi picking through your garbage cans…. With the price tag on interviews, pictures, anything having to do with a celebrity growing higher each day, Tribeca Talks gets serious about fame. What drives it, who wants it and is it something you are born to have? Our panel of scientists and damage-control experts discuss the psychological roots behind the need to swivel necks and the collateral damage that comes with being a household name.

  • Jake Halpern (Author, Fame Junkies)
  • Robert B. Millman M.D. (Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, Acquired Situational Narcissism )
  • Bruce Dern ( They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, Things I’ve Said, But Probably Shouldn’t Have: An Unrepentant Memoir )
  • Janice Min (Editor In Chief US Weekly)

Josh Wolk (Entertainment Weekly) moderates.
Thursday, May 3rd, 7p.m., BMCC 2 | (PFAME) | $25.00

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Alfred P Sloan Foundation presents:

Prodigies, Nobelists and Penguins: Science and Stereotypes in the Movies

Drawing on several new films at this years festival— Vitus, Nobel Son and Eye of the Dolphin—and such acclaimed movies as A Beautiful Mind, Proof, Good Will Hunting, The Aviator, March of the Penguins and more Tribeca Talks brings filmmakers and scientists together for an entertaining conversation about science in the movies.

  • Sidney Perkowitz (Author, Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World )
  • Darren Aronofsky ( The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream )
  • Billy Shebar (Writer, Dark Matter)

Saturday, May 5th, 1 p.m., BMCC 2 | (PPROD) | $25.00

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