Tribeca Film Festival announces Tribeca Talks: Directors Series

Jodie Foster, JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón are among the participants.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

First Time Fest John Huston Award winner Julie Taymor will join Jodie Foster in a Tribeca Talk
First Time Fest John Huston Award winner Julie Taymor will join Jodie Foster in a Tribeca Talk Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Red Road's Andrea Arnold with Love Is Strange's Ira Sachs; Gravity's Alfonso Cuarón with The Revenant Oscar winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki; Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Joss Whedon with Tom McCarthy's Spotlight star Mark Ruffalo; The Great Gatsby's Baz Luhrmann on style with Nelson George; Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' J.J. Abrams with Chris Rock, and Money Monster's Jodie Foster with A Midsummer Night's Dream's Julie Taymor will speak on their careers in Tribeca Talks: Directors.

The centerpiece film is Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon, starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon. The First Monday In May, Andrew Rossi's documentary about Andrew Bolton and Wong Kar Wai's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will open the festival.

JJ Abrams with Chris Rock - Friday, April 15 at 6:00pm - John Zuccotti Theater -BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Andrea Arnold and Ira Sachs - Monday, April 18 at 2:00pm - SVA 2

Joss Whedon and Mark Ruffalo - Monday, April 18 at 6:00pm - SVA 1

Jodie Foster and Julie Taymor - Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30pm - Festival Hub

Alfonso Cuarón and Emmanuel Lubezki - Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00pm - SVA 1

Baz Luhrmann and Nelson George - Saturday, April 23 at 6:00pm - SVA 1

Tribeca Talks: Directors Series is sponsored by Amazon Studios with media support from Entertainment Weekly.

The 15th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T runs from April 13 through April 24.

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