Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Kobe Bryant to Join Tribeca Film Festival Talks

Programs will also include a live performance by Common and celebrity interviewers Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman

Last Updated: March 20, 2017 @ 11:01 AM


The Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks program will include conversations with Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Kobe Bryant, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Lena Dunham and Kathryn Bigelow, the festival announced on Monday.

Other participants will include Common, Jon Favreau, Noah Baumbach and interviewers Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Rodriguez.

Those artists are part of a variety of interviews, panels and screenings during the festival, which begins on April 19 and runs through April 30 in New York City.

Springsteen will be part of the Tribeca Talks: Storytellers program, and will discuss his musical career with actor and longtime friend Hanks on Friday, April 28 at the Beacon Theatre.

Other participants in that program are Bryant, who recently collaborated with veteran animator Glen Keane on a short film inspired by his retirement from basketball, and who will join Keane in discussing the film with former athlete and TV host Strahan; Streisand, who will discuss her career with director Rodriguez; rapper Common, who screen an extended version of his “Letter to the Free” video, and then speak to director/screenwriter Nelson George and give a live performance; and Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, who will discuss their careers as their TV series “Girls” comes to an end.

The Tribeca Talks: Directors series will include director Favreau speaking to actress Johansson; Oscar-winning filmmaker Inarritu; and writer-director Baumbach in a conversation moderated by Hoffman.

“The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty” Director Bigelow will join Imraan Ismail to discuss their collaboration on the virtual reality documentary “The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes,” which will have its premiere after the conversation on April 22.

The festival will also present a series of free programs in the Tribeca Talks: Master Class lineup, whose participants will include composer Imogen Heap, directors Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg, production designer Kristi Zea and cinematographer Ellen Kuras.

And Tribeca Talks: Podcasts will consist of live podcasts from comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried and others.

Tickets for the Springsteen/Hanks conversation will go on sale at Ticketmaster on Tuesday, March 21, while tickets for other Tribeca Talks events will be available at the festival website on March 28.

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The schedule:

Friday, April 21:
5:00pm: Jon Favreau with Scarlett Johansson

Saturday, April 22:
2:30pm: Alejandro G. Inarritu

8:15pm: Kathryn Bigelow with Imraan Ismail – “The Protectors”
Tribeca Festival Hub

Sunday, April 23:
12:00pm: Dolby: Image and Sound Master Class with Imogen Heap
Dolby Cinema at AMC Empire 25

4:30pm: Kobe Bryant and Glen Keane with Michael Strahan
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

5:30pm: “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!” Live

8:00pm: Common with Nelson George
Tribeca Festival Hub

Monday, April 24:
6:oopm: Noah Baumbach with Dustin Hoffman
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

6:45pm: Slate’s “Represent” podcast, with Aisha Harris

Tuesday, April 25:
6:00pm: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
Tribeca Festival Hub

Friday, April 28:
5:00pm: Bruce Springsteen with Tom Hanks
Beacon Theatre

Saturday, April 29:
3:00pm: Production and Costume Design Master Class with Kristi Zea

6:00pm: Barbra Streisand with Robert Rodriguez
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Sunday, April 30:
3:00pm: Cinematography Master Class with Ellen Kuras

8:15pm: Slate’s “Trumpcast” podcast, with Jacob Weisberg, Jamelle Bouie and Virginia Heffernan