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TRIBECA FESTIVAL 2021 DAY 10: Annie Murphy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Jon Hamm, Lily Allen, David Harbour, Don Cheadle, Steven Soderbergh, Joel Coen, Bill Duke, and Benicio Del Toro, M. Night Shyamalan, and more ...

NEW YORK,NY(SMI-ENTERTAINMENT,06.09.-06.20.21)-The tenth day of the 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, brought together the cast of Fargo in-person for their 25th Anniversary Reunion and featured the red carpet premiere of HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly-anticipated crime drama No Sudden Move. It also included a sneak preview of the upcoming documentary Turning The Table, the debut of Procter & Gamble’s 8:46 films as part of Tribeca’s wide-spanning Juneteenth programming, Tribeca X panels celebrating the intersection of entertainment and marketing for the first in-person gathering, along with leading industry talks and fan-favorite stars.


The Battery hosted the premiere of Tribeca’s 2021 Centerpiece Gala selection, director Steven Soderbergh’s new crime drama No Sudden Move (debuting on HBO Max July 1, 2021). Cast members Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm, Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, Noah Jupe, Julia Fox, Frankie Shaw, and Bill Duke walked the carpet along with Soderbergh, writer Ed Solomon, and producer Casey Silver. 


“I’d like to thank the cast and crew for flying into Detroit and working within the bubble. It was a big ask on their part,” Soderbergh said as he introduced the film to the sold out Tribeca Festival audience. 


For this 45-minute preview of upcoming documentary feature Turning The Table from director Matthew Miele and key cast including restaurateur Melba Wilson, Geoffrey Zakarian and Eric Ripert joined the director and producers Anne Chertoff-Tavelin, Jaret Keller, Berry Welsh and John Molner to share a sneak peak of the work in progress restaurant surviving during the global pandemic followed by a panel led by Katie Couric.  


Paula Weinstein, Chief Content Officer, Tribeca Enterprises welcomed P&G Chief Brand Officer, Marc Pritchard to the Tribeca stage for his second consecutive night introducing the latest work from the brand’s Widen the Screen film program, 8:46 Films, created by black creative group Saturday Morning and produced by Tribeca Studios with aims to improve portrayal of Black life on screen and expand inclusion efforts for Black creators both behind the camera and on screen. “We spent a lot of time talking about the 8 minute and 46 second video we saw last year. It changed the world and connected us in a way that we could have never imagined, said Kwame Hayford, co-founder of Saturday Morning. “We turned pain into progress. Instead of pain and negativity, we channeled that into joy. The Black experience has so many important stories and those stories are the stories that will take us into the future.” Zoey Martinson, Director of Cupids, Camrus Johnson, director She Dreams at Sunrise, Gibrey Allen, director of Pearl and Henry, and Marshall Tyler, director of Slow Pulse, debuted their films and shared what it was like to create during the Global Pandemic.   


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Best Picture Oscar winner Fargo, film producer Joel Coen participated in a conversation with Frances McDormand, who won the Oscar for Best Actress with her performance in the film, and Steve Buscemi. The in-person panel spoke to the history of the film, how the actors felt while re-watching themselves 25 years later and teased Coen and McDormand’s next project, the upcoming “Tragedy of Macbeth.”


The spotlight documentary, Choice of Weapons: Gordon Parks, made its world premiere tonight, which follows photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, best known for his iconic portraits of everyday Black Americans in all their pain, ordinariness and glory. Parks shot everything from fashion to Malcolm X, Gloria Vanderbilt and Muhammed Ali. DirectorJohn Maggio, producer Monica Berra and subject Devin Allen,  producer George Kunhardt, producer Peter Kunhardt, producer Teddy Kundhart, producer Jelani Cobb,  editor Maleeka Weeden, and writer/filmmaker Nelson George, attended the photocall.


To kick off this world premiere, series creator, Valerie Armstrong introduced AMC’s Kevin Can F*** Himself and expressed her gratitude to the series cast and crew for their willingness to make a show during the pandemic. Cast and filmmakers enthusiastically sat through the screening despite the heat at Hudson Yards Public Square. Talent all in attendance: Annie Murphy, Mary Hollis Inboden, Eric Petersen, Valerie Armstrong, Craig DiGregorio


Also at Spring Studios, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan participated in a Tribeca Talk as part of Tribeca’s Director Series providing a glimpse into this visionary director’s artistic process across his career from The Six Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Visit, Split, Servant, and his upcoming film Old. Actor Alex Wolff (Old) moderated the conversation.


TFF Shorts Programmers Sharon Badal and Ben Thompson introduced the evening’s shorts program, “Straight Up With a Twist”  as the sun set over Hudson Yards, noting the “wacky,” yet humorous finalists screening tonight. Cast and crew were in attendance for their premieres of The Cocktail Party, Molly Robber, The Last Marriage, The Bouncer, Girl With a Thermal Gun, and Two Jacked. Actress Margarette Qualley, friends of the shorts filmmakers, was in attendance.


At Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech, the series of shorts in Don’t Look Back showcase that one thing in life is guaranteed- every decision has a consequence. Writer/directorJefferson Stein, producers Liz Cardenas, Russel Sheaffer and Corey Howard, executive producers Larry “Bear” Wilson and Douglas Riggs, editor R. Brett Thomas and actress Amaya Juan of Burros; director and filmmaker Letia Solomon and screenwriter Wes Akwuobi of The Cypher; director Thais Drassinower of The Catch; and Ben Ellenberg of Saria were all in attendance for the photocall.


At the premiere of the documentary thriller Enemies of the State, director Sonia Kennenbeck and producer Ines Hofman Kanna attended the photocall at Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech. The thriller explores the story of a military family caught in a web of bizarre happenings when son Matt becomes an FBI target.


Jean-Cosme Delaloye, who moved to New York City during the festival’s inaugural year, introduced his film Harley and shared his thanks with the star of the documentary Harley Breite who was in attendance along with his mother along with those who came out to support the film. Following the movie Jean-Cosme and Harley shared the relationship that led to the creation of the documentary and Harley noted that they went into the creative process looking to show that we’re all fighting something. 


Tribeca continued its tradition of opening submissions to independently produced TV pilots. Today, Tribeca debuted the 2020 program featuring a diverse mix of stories and creators that bring the spirit of independent film to the episodic space. Screenings included Unemployable, Magic Hour, Pretty People, Deceased Ones, and Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps.


At the rooftop of Spring Studios, Tribeca X, in partnership with Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) celebrated the intersection of entertainment and marketing for the first in-person gathering of leading marketing minds since the global pandemic. CEO Tribeca Enterprises and Co-Founder Tribeca Festival,  Jane Rosenthal opened up the day with her remarks “I want to take a moment to appreciate that we’re really together in the same room… I mean, roof” which were met with laughter and applause. The day started with conversations featuring Anthony Wood, Founder and Chairman of Roku the day’s sponsor. Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon joined the stage in a conversation led by James Murdoch, Founder & CEO, Lupa Systems and Google CMO Lorraine Twohill and Andy Berndt, VP & Strategic Advisor at Google discussed Stories worth telling in a conversation moderated by Jane Rosenthal. 

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