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CityViews Talks To Tribeca Film Festival Programmer Loren Hammonds

April 06, 2018 - 5:40 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival takes place Wednesday, April 18 and runs through Sunday, April 29.

1010 WINS is a proud media partner of this year's TFF and CityViews' host Sharon Barnes-Waters sat down with Tribeca programmer Loren Hammonds who gave some insight on what to expect this year.

The 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's Schindler’s List, the 35th anniversary of Brian De Palma's Scarface, and the restoration and 25th anniversary of Alexandre Rockwell's In the Soup will be celebrated at Tribeca with special screenings and reunions. Spielberg will join actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz. De Palma will reunite with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, and for In the Soup, Rockwell will join Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, Sam Rockwell, and DP Phil Parmet.

"Our retrospectives are so much fun," Hammonds said. "Starting with Scarface, we are celebrating with Brian De Palma, Al Pacino and Mchelle Pfeiffer at the Beacon Theater. We also have Schindler's List with Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsly, and then we have In the SoupIn the Soup -- that was important to us as well to really represent independent cinema and celebrate an anniversary of an independent classic."

Hammonds also talked about the celebrities taking part in the "Tribeca Talks: Storytellers" series which celebrates some of today's most innovative creators who have broken from the mold and pioneered their own forms of storytelling -- often mastering multiple mediums.

"Storytellers is a lot of fun because that one really gives us a chance to expand and speak to people who are multihyphenate. So this year we have John Legend which we are super excited about, we have Jamie Foxx we're really excited about him as well."

Other celebrities participating in "Storytellers" are Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee. In fact, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro will interview each other during their "Storytellers."

"That conversation should be great," Hammonds said. "They’ve worked together in the past and they obviously know each other well so I think that insightful conversation on stage is something that can't be missed."

Watch the full interview above.

About the Tribeca Film Festival:

The Tribeca Film Festival is the leading cultural event that brings visionaries and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now in its 17th year, the Festival has evolved into a destination for creativity that reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities.

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Single ticket costs are $23.00 for evening and weekend screenings, $12.00 for weekday matinee screenings, $30.00 for special screenings and Tribeca TV, $40.00 for Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Immersive, and $15 for Tribeca Cinema360.

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