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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