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.
Tribeca Film Festival Event: "Micmacs"
The French auteur behind Delicatessen and Amélie discusses his latest film, Micmacs. The story follows Bazil (Dany Boon, Joyeux Noël), raised as an orphan, who now has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous mishap. Gentle-natured and kind, he exacts a revenge plot against the giant weapons manufacturers responsible for his accident. It’s a whimsical David and Goliath story, reminiscent of Buster Keaton.
Tribeca Film Festival Event: "Nice Guy Johnny"
The accomplished actor and director (Purple Violets, The Brothers McMullen) talks about his new romantic dramedy, Nice Guy Johnny. The film follows Johnny, a baby-faced 24-year-old who’s about to trade his dream job for something that will pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry (Burns), a womanizer set on instigating an eye-opening fling for his nephew.
Tribeca Film Festival Event: "Please Give"
The writer-director of Friends with Money discusses her new dramatic comedy Please Give, which follows a couple (Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt) patiently waiting for their elderly next-door neighbor to pass away so they can expand their own apartment. But unexpected relationships with the neighbor’s granddaughters (Amanda Peet and Rebecca Hall) complicate their plans.
Tribeca Film Festival Event: "Metropia"
The Egyptian-Swedish writer-director speaks about his animated science-fiction film "Metropia," a futuristic look at a terrifying Europe.
Tribeca Film Festival Event: "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"
Join "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" director Mat Whitecross, actor Andy Serkis and screenwriter Paul Viragh as they discuss their biopic of musician Ian Dury (of the new-wave band The Blockheads), starring BAFTA-nominated actor Andy Serkis in the role of Dury. The film follows Dury's rise to fame and documents his personal battle with a physical disability caused by having contracted polio during childhood.
Tribeca Film Festival Event: "Ondine"
Join Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, The Brave One) as he discusses his new fantasy-drama, Ondine. Starring Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda, the film tells the story of an Irish fisherman named Syracuse (Farrell) who discovers Ondine in his fishing net and believes her to be a mermaid. But as Syracuse and his daughter get to know Ondine, they realize that enchantment and darkness go hand in hand.