Every year, in partnership with Apple and Indiewire, we are pleased to present our free “Meet the Filmmakers” panel series at the Soho Apple Store. We welcome the different TFF 2013 filmmakers, actors and more for a 45-minute moderated conversation and audience Q&A.

This year's talks include John Slattery and Adam Driver on the harsh Maine winter in Bluebird, Penn Badgely on playing a music icon in Greetings from Tim Buckley, The National’s Matt Berninger on having his little brother follow him around with a camera on tour in Mistaken For Strangers, and much more.

Our series kicks off with our annual Tribeca Sneak Peek this Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 pm. We’ll welcome six diverse TFF directors to chat about their Festival films and debut clips and trailers. The Apple panels are fun, free events, and a great opportunity to meet the creative minds behind the movies. Check out the schedule, and we hope to see you there!

TFF Sneak Peek 
Saturday, April 13, 3:00PM

Join the Tribeca Film Festival Sneak Peek to get a glimpse of the work by some of our TFF 2013 filmmakers, including directors of some highly anticipated narrative films Sunlight Jr. (Laurie Collyer), Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Sam Fleishner), A Birder’s Guide To Everything (Rob Meyer). Also appearing in the Sneak Peek are the documentarians behind Elaine Stritch: Just Shoot Me (Chiemi Karasawa), Teenage (Matt Wolf) and Dancing in Jaffa (Hilla Medalia).  

Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, and Marshall Curry, Mistaken for Strangers 
Friday, April 19, 6:00PM

Join director Tom Berninger, executive producer Marshall Curry (Street Fight, If a Tree Falls), and Matt Berninger (lead singer of The National) as they discuss their TFF Opening Night documentary, Mistaken for Strangers.


Amy Morton, John Slattery, Adam Driver, Lance Edmands, Louisa Krause, and Emily Meade, Bluebird
Friday, April 19, 7:00PM

Join actors John Slattery (Mad Men) and Adam Driver (Girls); actresses Amy Morton (Up in the Air), Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and Emily Meade (Sleepwalk with Me); and filmmaker Lance Edmands as they discuss their rural drama Bluebird. In the film, one woman’s tragic mistake shatters the community of a Maine logging town.

Zoe Kazan, Steven Berger, and Jenée LaMarque, The Pretty One
Saturday, April 20, 4:30PM

Join actress Zoe Kazan, producer Steven Berger, and filmmaker Jenée LaMarque as they discuss their drama The Pretty One. The film explores the consequences of a woman’s decision to assume her more successful twin sister’s identity after the sister’s death.

Thomas Haden Church and Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Whitewash
Saturday, April 20, 6:00PM

Join actor Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) and filmmaker Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais as they discuss their black comedy Whitewash. In the film, a man trying to survive a harsh Canadian winter finds himself in an unexpected place when a meeting with a stranger leads to an accidental death.


Alastair Siddons, Emile Abinal, and special guests JR and Romel, Inside Out: The People’s Art Project
Sunday, April 21, 6:00PM

Join filmmaker Alastair Siddons, producer Emile Abinal, and some special guests as they discuss the film Inside Out: The People’s Art Project. This amazing documentary tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project, which uses giant portraits to motivate communities to define their most important causes


Danny Mulheron and Actor Kate Elliott, Fresh Meat
Tuesday, April 23, 5:30PM

Join filmmaker Danny Mulheron (Rage, screenwriter of Meet the Feebles) for a discussion about his outrageous comedy Fresh Meat. The film follows a gang of criminals who takes a Māori family hostage, only to discover that their “victims” might actually be cannibals.


Lenny Abrahamson and Actor Jack Reynor, What Richard Did
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00PM

Join Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & Paul and Garage) as he discusses his new film,What Richard Did. The film focuses on gifted student Richard Karlsen, played by Jack Reynor, whose last summer before university is thrown into chaos by an accidental killing.


Penn Badgley and Daniel Algrant, Greetings from Tim Buckley
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.

Join actor Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and filmmaker Daniel Algrant as they discuss their film Greetings from Tim Buckley. The drama chronicles musician Jeff Buckley’s efforts to come to terms with his late father’s legacy, leading up to Jeff’s legendary 1991 performance of Tim’s songs.


Adrian Grenier and Matthew Cooke, How to Make Money Selling Drugs
Friday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.

Join producer Adrian Grenier (star of Entourage) and filmmaker Matthew Cooke as they discuss their revealing documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs. The film examines the war on drugs through a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.


Craig Zisk and actor Michael Angarano, The English Teacher
Saturday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.

Join filmmaker Craig Zisk as he discusses his stirring drama The English Teacher, which stars Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear. The film follows an English teacher whose small town life is disrupted when a former student returns home, having failed as a playwright in New York.