The Apple Store celebrates the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival with an event series featuring the amazing talent behind many of the festival favorites. Subscribe to the podcast to hear behind-the-scenes stories and insights from these fantastic filmmakers and actors.
Director Andrew Disney, writer Bradley Jackson, and actors Jake Lacy, Brian McElhaney, Nick Kocher, Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharaoh, Beck Bennett, and Nikki Reed discuss their film Intramural. The movie is a hilarious sendup of inspirational sports movies, focusing on a hapless intramural football team that reunites for one final showdown.
Filmmaker Lou Howe, producers Ben Howe and Luca Borghese, and actor Rory Culkin discuss their film Gabriel. First-time writer-director Lou Howe’s drama focuses on a vulnerable and confused young man who longs for stability and happiness.
Director David Mackenzie and actor Jack O’Connell discuss their film Starred Up. This tense and unpredictable drama explores the life of a young offender so violent and volatile that he is “starred up” — prematurely moved to an adult prison.
First-time director Gia Coppola and actors Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff discuss their film Palo Alto. This vibrant and cinematic immersion in the high school experience follows overlapping stories of teens and the adults around them in the titular town.
Catch the latest action from the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival starting on April 22. Get a peek behind the scenes from some of the film industry's leading actors, writers, and directors. Hear what they're up to and learn how they brought their stories to the big screen. Also enjoy talks from the 2007 and 2008 series, included here as well.
Filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams, actor-producer America Ferrera, actor Jon Paul Phillips, and Producer Kwesi Collisson discuss their film X/Y. The character-driven drama centers on the shifting sexual and romantic relationships among four restless New Yorkers searching for a sense of intimacy and self-identity.
WNYC is partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year in a row to bring exclusive recordings of panels, discussions and interviews straight to your podcast feed. Hear conversations about the festival’s selected films, as well as the entertainment industry at large, with such luminary voices as George Lucas, Courtney Love, and Christopher Nolan. Find the full selection of talks here, along with 2014’s panels, and subscribe to the podcast to hear them all.
Get a glimpse of the work by some of this year's filmmakers, including the documentary films Ballet 422 (director Jody Lee Lipes) and An Honest Liar (director Justin Weinstein). Also showing in the Sneak Peek are the narrative features Below Dreams (writer/director Garrett Bradley), Summer of Blood (writer/director Onur Tukel), and Match (writer/director Stephen Belber).
Filmmakers Marshall Curry and Matthew VanDyke discuss their riveting documentary Point and Shoot. The film follows the true story of a young man from Baltimore whose wanderlust leads him to Libya, where he joins the rebel army in its effort to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.
Writer/director/star Jon Favreau discusses his culinary adventure Chef. The film follows a talented chef who has a social media-fueled meltdown, then hits the road with his son and sous chef to launch a food truck business.
Writer-director Angus MacLachlan and actors Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey, and Audrey Scott discuss their film Goodbye To All That. The story follows a recently divorced man who is thrust into the uncharted territory of single fatherhood, and—even more frightening—getting back into the rather unpredictable dating pool.
Join filmmaker and actor Ed Burns as he discusses his new film, Newlyweds. Referred toas a “companion piece of sorts” to his previous work, Sidewalks of New York, which followed the interwoven lives and lovesof six New Yorkers, Newlyweds takes place entirely in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.
Actor Eva Mendes and writer-director Massy Tadjedin discuss their provocative romantic drama, “Last Night”. The story follows a married couple who, apart for one night, are faced with a temptation that may decide the fate of their marriage.
Join actor Will Ferrell and filmmaker Dan Rush as they discuss their new drama, Everything Must Go. After losing his wife and job, Nick Halsey (Ferrell) holds a yard sale on the front lawn, and with the help of a neighbor, begins to start over.
Join the talented director as he discusses his film Flowers of Evil. Set in Paris, this experimental drama organically incorporates YouTube documentation of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations and the government’s brutal reprisals into a tender love story between an Algerian-French hotel bellman and an Iranian student.
Join filmmaker Gaukur Úlfarsson and Icelandic comedian Jon Gnarr as they discuss their documentary, “Gnarr”. Following his country’s economic meltdown, Gnarr formed a punk political party and ran for mayor of Reykjavik. When support for Gnarr’s mayoral bid snowballs, what began as a joke quickly captures the imagination of a nation desperate for a change.
Join filmmaker James Westby and the lead cast of the new black comedy, “Rid of Me”. After being dumped by her husband, Meris (Katie O’Grady) takes a job as a candy store clerk, opening unexpected worlds into Portland’s underground punk scene and putting her on a bumpy road toward self-discovery.
Join the directors and actors of the comedy “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy”. Jason Sudeikis plays Eric, a thirtysomething party animal who,along with his longtime friends, throws an orgy at his father’s Hamptons beach house before it’s sold.
The renowned comic book writer and illustrator discusses his first film, The Bleeding House, which he wrote and directed. In the film, a stranger with mysterious intentions comes to stay the night at a secluded country home, where he meets a family torn apart by a violent past and a deadly secret.
The director Deborah Chow, acclaimed actor and his co-star Isabelle Blais discuss their new drama, “The High Cost of Living”. One night, Henry’s (Braff) and Nathalie’s (Blais) lives tragically collide, forcing them both to confront loss, love, and life—and to decide whether the high cost of living is worth the price.
This director discusses his film “Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon”. One of the world’s biggest rock bands, Kings of Leon returns to Talihina, Oklahoma, for their annual family reunion. The documentary examines the band’s roots and explores how a strict Pentecostal upbringing preceded their unlikely transformation.
Join filmmaker Steven Silver, photographer and author Greg Marinovich and actor Taylor Kitsch as they discuss this gripping drama based on the nonfiction book by Greg Marinovich. The film follows four young combat photographers who risk their lives and use their cameras to tell the world of the violence associated with the first free elections in post-apartheid South Africa.
Tribeca Film Festival: Meet the Filmmakers: "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest"
The talented actor and filmmaker discusses his documentary film “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels ofA Tribe Called Quest” together with band member Phife. The film documents the inner workings and backstage drama of the band A Tribe Called Quest, and explores what’s next for these pioneers of alternative rap.
Director Natalia Leite, producer Alexandra Roxo, and actors Dianna Agron and Paz de la Huerta discuss their coming-of-age film.
Director Henry Hobson and actor/producer Arnold Schwarzenegger discuss their film about a man trying to protect his infected daughter from the authorities during a zombie epidemic.
Director Kevin Pollak discusses his documentary Misery Loves Comedy.
Director/writer David Oelhoffen discusses Far From Men, a film about an ex-soldier’s bond with a dissident during the Algerian War.
Directors Lynn True, David Usui, Nelson Walker, and Ben Wu discuss their film about America’s busiest long-distance train route, the Empire Builder.
Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles and Ratatouille, first caught the attention of Disney after making his first animated film at age 14. Now one of the premier filmmakers in the Pixar camp, Bird is going live-action with the upcoming blockbuster Tomorrowland, based on the Disney park attraction. Bird talks about making smart, creative family fi…
There's a powerful group of people out there that are secretly running the world. The guys no one knows about. The guys that are invisible. The guys that play god without permission. And in the new USA Network series Mr. Robot, Christian Slater plays the leader of a hacker army at war with those guys. Hear Slater, his co-star Rami Malek, and the sh…
Cary Fukunaga, the director of such edgy films as Jane Eyre and Sin Nombre, not to mention the often discomforting first season of True Detective, still has a fear of clowns. Fukunaga is now remaking Stephen King's It, and he told a crowd at the Tribeca Film Festival that in his mind, he still sees the same haunting image of Pennywise the clown tha…
Director/writer Gerard Johnson and actor Peter Ferdinando discuss their film about a corrupt London vice cop who helps an Albanian woman escape the sex trade.
Director Pamela Romanowsky, cinematographer Bruce Thierry Cheung, and actor Ed Harris discuss their film about a drug-addicted novelist’s struggles.
Director Hank Bedford and actors Chris Zylka and RJ Mitte discuss Dixieland, a film about star-crossed lovers who go on a crime spree.
Director Bao Nguyen and producer JL Pomeroy discuss their documentary about Saturday Night Live and its impact on American culture.
Iman Crosson, who's better known on social media as Alphacat, has been making YouTube videos since the site's inception. But he's now perhaps just as well known for his Vine videos, which include remarkable six-second impressions of President Obama that actually earned Crosson the opportunity to meet the president. And yes, he Vined it. But social …
Director Patrick Brice, producer Naomi Scott, and actors Taylor Schilling and Judith Godrèche discuss their new comedy.
Director Andrew Niccol and actors Ethan Hawke, Zoë Kravitz, and January Jones discuss their film.
Gregory Bayne of Zero Point, Drew Droege of Chloe, Bianca Giaever of The Scared is Scared, and Jayson Musson of Adventures of Jamel discuss online filmmaking.
Director/writer Paul Weitz and actors Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, and Laverne Cox discuss their film Grandma.
Director Abigail Disney, subjects Lucy McBath and Rev. Bob Schenck, and attorney John M. Phillips discuss the documentary’s exploration of gun culture and Christianity.
There's a scene in the movie Good Will Hunting where the character played by Stellan Skarsgard implores anyone in his class to solve this insurmountably difficult math problem, and of course, the one who solves it is a townie janitor played by Matt Damon. It turns out -- at least according to this video by a Cambridge mathematician -- that the prob…
Who could forget the psychedelic jams of The Big Lebowski; the old-timey ballads of the Soggy Bottom Boys in O Brother, Where Art Thou?; or the eerie silence, minus the sound of Javier Bardem's cattle prod, in No Country for Old Men? Composer Carter Burwell and sound mixer Skip Lievsay, who've worked on almost every Coen brothers movie, discuss the…
A lot has changed since 2003, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity was leaked by members of the Bush administration. Now we're living in the age of WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden and the Sony hacking scandal, where digital information is more accessible than ever. Case in point: Ralph Echemendia, who goes by "The Ethical Hacker," showed ju…
Jesse Ventura, a former Navy Seal and fan of Aristophanes' play "The Birds," went into pro wrestling because he loved drama and competition. For Ventura, the political ring seemed like a reasonable next step. But for those in the two-party establishment, his victory in Minnesota's 1998 gubernatorial election came as a total shock. How'd it happen? …
Director/writer Felix Thompson and actors Danny Flaherty, Christian Madsen, and Charlie Plummer discuss their tender coming-of-age film.
Directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg discuss their film with its subjects, rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith and his father, Brian Tillman.
Director and writer Chris Modoono, writer Gil Zabarsky and actor Kate Flannery discuss their film Tenured.
Director/writer Nick Sandow, producers Michael Gasparro and Lizzie Nastro, and actors Michael Imperioli and Vincent Piazza discuss their film.
Nonfiction filmmaking has truly revolutionized itself in recent years, bringing audiences stories which often seem too bizarre to be true. On this panel, leading documentary filmmakers expose how they choose their subjects and capture real life in new and innovative ways. You'll hear from Bobby Fischer Against the World director Liz Garbus, Big Men…
From binge watching to virtual reality, today’s entertainment is getting more immersive both physically and psychologically. As the way we experience stories is evolving to where we no longer separate ourselves from the action, how does this affect the way storytellers are producing their work? This "Immerse Yourself" panel includes The Art of Imme…
Montage of Heck, the first authorized documentary about the late Kurt Cobain, combines home movies, journal entries, and interviews with those who knew him best and knew him early for a striking portrait of the artist who's still celebrated 20 years after his death. Courtney Love, Cobain's former wife, teared up after a screening of the film at the…
Director Reed Morano, actor-producer Olivia Wilde, and producer Margot Hand discuss Meadowland, a drama about a couple dealing with their son’s disappearance.
Amy Schumer, who stars as a romantic train wreck in the new Judd Apatow film Trainwreck, is at the top of her game in real life. The third season of Inside Amy Schumer premieres April 21st on Comedy Central. The show just won a Peabody Award. And a screening of the new season's first episode at the Tribeca Film Festival showed there's nothing Schum…
It's Super Bowl XVII. The New York Giants are playing an undefeated New England Patriots team. And losing in the fourth quarter, Eli Manning throws one up, receiver David Tyree pins the ball to his head and comes down on the 24-yard line, and the Giants go on to win. New York sports superfan Spike Lee was impressed. After a screening of his documen…
Harvey Weinstein—movie mogul, super-producer, founder of The Weinstein Company—has been involved with some of the most highly acclaimed films of the past few decades, from Pulp Fiction to Silver Linings Playbook. The Queens native spoke to a packed house at the Tribeca Film Festival about how he's stayed at the top of his game all these years.…
F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel doesn't lack for beauty, but costume and production designer Catherine Martin, who works regularly with director Baz Luhrmann (they're also married), is plenty responsible for making The Great Gatsby look so vibrant on the screen. Her work on other films, including Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet, has redefined …
Blue Valentine, the celebrated 2012 film that follows one couple's tumultuous marriage, has the intimate feel of a movie made simply. Except, it took 12 years, 66 drafts of the script, and endless headaches over budget shortfalls to get Blue Valentine made. And that isn't an anomaly. Independent producers are responsible for some of the greatest br…
A panel of directors talk about their films—all of which will be premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The panel of directors includes Zachary Treitz and Kate Lyn Sheil, Men Go To Battle; Erin Lee Carr, Thought Crimes; Nelson George, A Ballerina’s Tale; Andrew Renzi, Franny; and Celia Rowlson-Hall, MA.…
Writer-director Lou Howe, producers Ben Howe and Luca Borghese, and actor Rory Culkin discuss Gabriel, a drama about a young man’s search for happiness.
Director Gia Coppola and actors Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff discuss their critically lauded film Palo Alto, a dark drama about life in high school.
Jon Favreau talks about writing, directing, and starring in Chef, a film about a chef who gets creative after losing his restaurant job.
The filmmakers discuss X/Y, a character-driven drama about four restless New Yorkers searching for a sense of intimacy and self-identity.
Iverson is the ultimate legacy of NBA legend Allen Iverson, who rose from a childhood of crushing poverty in Hampton, VA, to become an 11-time NBA All-Star and universally recognized icon of his sport. Off the court, his audacious rejection of conservative NBA convention and unapologetic embrace of hip-hop culture sent shockwaves throughout the lea…
Compared To What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank is a rare and intimate peek into the life of Barney Frank, the quick-witted, cantankerous, and first openly gay Congressman in the United States. On the verge of his retirement, Frank reflects on his 40 years in office and the role his own homosexuality played in his campaigns for social just…
In his directorial debut, Mike Myers brings a comic touch to documenting the astounding career of consummate Hollywood insider Shep Gordon in the film Supermensch.โดย WNYC Studios
Academy Award® winning filmmaker Ron Howard discusses his career as a filmmaker, writer and producer, which already spans over fifty years.โดย WNYC Studios
Filmmakers with a thirst for storytelling are saturating our digital media landscape with short content, changing the way we seek and consume media. Hear some of the creators discuss the challenges faced in making snappy, attention-grabbing, and informative content, and how to garner an audience outside of a theater.…
A conversation about the particular art in creating authentic sports stories, from non-fiction material to heart-stopping hits that satisfy hardcore fans while also connecting with broader audiences.โดย WNYC Studios