Through films such as Animal House, Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, Harold Ramis has influenced a cottage industry of subversive comedies that take aim at the American mainstream with a cast of rebels and outsiders. Join us for a conversation with Ramis and his heirs in American comedy film as they discuss smart comedy, big ideas and sticking it to the man. Todd Phillips (Old School, Road Trip) Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With) and Jake Kasdan (Orange County, The TV Set) join a discussion moderated by The New Yorker's Tad Friend. | Read More
Three time Grammy winner, multi-platinum selling 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 and 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. | Read More
The creator behind cult television hits Alias and Lost, J.J. Abrams, is a self-professed fan of the gaming industry. His super stylized, glossy and fast paced shows have become a favorite to a generation raised on Doom and MTV. As he prepares for the wide release of his film directorial debut with MI3, Abrams joins us to talk about taking on the Mission Impossible franchise and why his success just might make him the poster boy for allowing your kids a little more time with their X Box. Moderated by David D'Arcy. | Read More
A ClickStar is born...Not content to bask in the glow of Oscar or rest honorably on his laurels, Morgan Freeman, through his production company Revelations Entertainment, has partnered with chipmaker Intel to herald the forthcoming revolution in online distribution for film. Join us for a special Tribeca Talks event as Mr. Freeman discusses his craft, his calling and his latest venture into the future of digital distribution with Clickstar. Mr. Freeman will be joined by Revelations producing partner and CEO Lori McCreary and ClickStar CEO James Ackerman on a panel moderated by Prof. Richard Brown.
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A ClickStar is born…Not content to bask in the glow of Oscar or rest honorably on his laurels, Morgan Freeman, through his production company Revelations Entertainment, has partnered with chipmaker Intel to herald the forthcoming revolution in online distribution for film. Join us for a special Tribeca Talks event as Mr. Freeman discusses his craft, his calling and his latest venture into the future of digital distribution with Clickstar. Mr. Freeman will be joined by Revelations business partner and CEO Lori McCreary and ClickStar CEO James Ackerman. | Read More
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. Jonathan Tisch sits down with the master of rushing and receiving to discuss what the future holds for this neo-renaissance man. | Read More
In the wintry Norwegian countryside, a series of supposed bear poaching incidents leads a group of plucky film students to the mysterious hunter Hans: the one man charged with keeping the country's entire troll population in check. This genre treat seamlessly blends stunning visual effects with its found footage aesthetic to deliver truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc, all with darkly funny adherence to the original folklore. | Read More
Since the time of Homer, artists have struggled with how to describe the indescribable experience of war. In modern times, proximity, both physical and personal, to war has been hindered by the tools of storytelling. But new, ultra-mobile and barely noticeable cameras are making it possible to put soldiers both in front of and behind the lens to capture images and sounds of unprecedented vitality. How do their narratives-several of which are illuminated in 2006 Festival films-alter our perception of war, and what will be the long-term results of these new perspectives? Christopher Isham (ABC News) moderates a panel with Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes), Aparisim "Bobby" Ghosh (Senior Baghdad Correspondent, Time) and Anthony Swofford (Jarhead). | Read More
This eclectic documentary revisits the public access show Glenn O'Brien's TV Party that aired from 1978 to1982 and visually celebrated the explosive energy of New York's downtown arts scene. Includes show clips of TV Party regulars Fab Five Freddy, Jean Michel-Basquiat, and David Byrne, plus interviews with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie. | Read MoreDocumentary
Mike Klein has just sold his pilot to a network. Little does he know that, once it passes through the hands of one TV executive after another, it may no longer bear any resemblance to his original concept in Kasdan's comic look at the world of network television development. Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Duchovny. | Read MoreComedy
A lone motorcyclist travels the empty streets of Tehran at night. He wears an aluminum suit to guard against the electromagnetic waves that raise his body temperature. Yet he is determined to make his appointments to kill cockroaches and fumigate factories, the night placing many strange encounters along his route. Artfully shot cityscapes expound on the man’s solitude in this atmospheric take on science fiction from the heart of Iran. | Read MoreScience Fiction
The lives of two strangers-a struggling mother (Minnie Driver) and a gambling addict (Jeremy Renner)-converge in unspeakable tragedy. Years later, they must come to terms with themselves and one another. As two pivotal days, one past and one present, unfold in a non-linear mosaic, Take offers a powerful reflection on redemption and forgiveness.
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Margot (Michelle Williams) and Lou (Seth Rogen) are happily married. Their life is thrown out of order when Margot falls for another man and is forced to choose between the comfort of the familiar and the excitement of the unknown. Writer-director Sarah Polley's follow-up to her acclaimed film Away From Her is a quirky, uncommonly heartfelt look at the evolving nature of love and the difficulty of sustaining a relationship over time. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)