(Note: Tickets are still available for Ben Stiller and Jay Roach tomorrow, Sunday April 21, at 3pm. Grab 'em!)
For those out of the loop, the Tribeca Talks® series allows audiences to witness award-winning directors interviewing big name actors (and vice versa) on various topics, including their contributions to the Tribeca Film Festival this year. With the Clint Eastwood/Darren Aronofsky and Richard Linklater/Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy talks already on rush, you definitely don't want to dawdle in nabbing these hot seats. Additionally, there are several screenings that draw fans closer to their favorite directors, be it from a film exploration of their lengthy career or an interview after the film. Here are all the events that are available:
Jay Roach and Ben Stiller
Having just won an Emmy for directing HBO's Game Change, Jay Roach will banter with funnyman extraordinaire Ben Stiller. Considering all the subtle humor in the Sarah Palin biopic, it's a safe bet that Roach and Stiller will have some great comedic chemistry, on top of having quite a lot to talk about.
The talk will take place on Sunday, April 21 at 3PM. Get your tickets here!
Mira Nair and Bryce Dallas-Howard
Mira Nair, best known for directing Monsoon Wedding, will speak with this year's TFF juror and well-known actress Bryce Dallas-Howard (The Help) on a variety of subjects, including Nair's film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a narrative about living with post-9/11 racial prejudice, which will play at the Festival.
The talk will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 3:30pm. Get your tickets here!
Tricked Screening and After-Movie Talk
Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct), Tricked is a one-of-a-kind interactive movie experience where Verhoeven provides the audience with only the first four minutes of a feature screenplay and asks viewers to brainstorm and complete the rest. Afterwards, he'll talk to Variety's Chief Film Critic Scott Foundas about the process of creating an audience-made film.
The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30PM. Get your tickets here!
BONUS: Michael H. Profession: A Documentary About Michael Haneke - (A movie about a director, not a live talk.)
He may be receiving a lot of recent buzz from winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, but Amour director Michael Haneke's career has spanned for over two decades, starting with his feature debut, The Seventh Continent. Directed by Yves Montmayeur (who has filmed Haneke making-ofs in the past), this exploration of Haneke's original directing style features interviews from Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert and Juliette Binoche.
Screenings will take place from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 27 in AMC Loews and Clearview Cinemas. Get your tickets here!