The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, returns April 24 to May 5. But the storytelling festival isn’t only about film — grab your tickets now to celebrate the golden age of television on the silver screen with the Tribeca TV programming slate.
Catch a dose of 80’s nostalgia with In Living Color, 25 years after the Emmy Award-winning comedy show’s final episode. After a screening of the pilot, creator and star Keenan Ivory Wayans will reminisce with co-stars including Rosie Perez and David Alan Grier. Keep the sentimental glow going with The Simpsons – 30th Anniversary celebration, screening two of the animated series’ most iconic episodes followed by a conversation moderated by the voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, with creator Matt Groening, the voice of many Simpsons characters, Harry Shearer, and more. For more blasts from the past, tune into two dramatizations of seminal 1980’s events: Chernobyl is a new TV series depicting the scramble to contain the infamous 1986 nuclear accident. After the Screening: A conversation with the director, writers, and cast members including Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgård. And The Hot Zone, based on the true-story best-seller by author Richard Preston, stars Julianna Margulies as a scientist racing to save the U.S. from an outbreak of a new virus called Ebola. After the Screening: A conversation with author Richard Preston, cast members Julianna Margulies, Liam Cunningham, and more.
Tribeca TV also brings you lighthearted fare with State of the Union, an original comedy series of 10-minute episodes set in a pub right before a modern couple (Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd) have their weekly marriage therapy session. After the Screening: A conversation with director Stephen Frears, screenwriter Nick Hornby and cast member Rosamund Pike. The animated series Tuca & Bertie chronicles the friendship between two 30-something bird women voiced by Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, who will sit down for a talk after the premiere with creator Lisa Hanawalt. The Boys, an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes abuse their powers, includes a post-screening conversation with showrunner Eric Kripke and series stars, including Chace Crawford and Elisabeth Shue. And as part of this year’s Tribeca Talks: Storytellers series, sponsored by Montefiore, the versatile Rashida Jones will look back on her roles in cult favorites like The Office and Parks and Recreation and discuss her current projects, including executive producing the TNT hit series Claws and starring in the TBS series Angie Tribeca.
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