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De Niro Pulls Vaxxed From Film Fest

'We do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for'

(Newser) - Robert De Niro last week defended the decision to screen Vaxxed at the Tribeca Film Festival, saying, "this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion," because he has a child with autism. The actor has since reconsidered, reports the... More »

Filmmakers Protest Tribeca Fest Sponsor

Brookfield Properties is infamous Zuccotti Park owner

(Newser) - A number of filmmakers are fuming over the Tribeca Film Festival's choice of sponsors. Among the festival's backers is Brookfield Properties, owner of Zuccotti Park—the former home of Occupy Wall Street. Brookfield helped empty the park of protesters in a move that violated their First Amendment rights,... More »

Spitzer Flick Premieres at Tribeca

Hooker not interviewed over editorial control spat

(Newser) - A much-anticipated "mostly finished" documentary about former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night, though Spitzer himself was absent. Director Alex Gibney, whose Taxi to the Dark Side won the 2007 documentary Oscar, interviewed Spitzer four times over the two years he spent... More »

Spitzer Counting on Book, Movie to Revive Career

Ex-governor will attend premiere of sex scandal documentary

(Newser) - The debut of Alex Gibney's untitled Eliot Spitzer documentary this weekend could be kind of awkward—Spitzer's going to be there, and the movie, though sympathetic, doesn't pull any punches when it comes to the Client No. 9 scandal. But Spitzer is embracing it, Politico reports, as a strategic move... More »

Shrek 4 Will Open Tribeca Fest

Animated feature controversial choice for high-profile showcase

(Newser) - The Tribeca Film Festival will kick off on April 21 with Shrek Forever After as its opening-night film. The fourth and final installment in the Shrek series is only the second 3D animated feature to open a major film festival, after Up at Cannes last year. "We have always... More »

Once Acting Gods, Now Mere Mortals

Latest from De Niro, Pacino is downright embarrassing

(Newser) - They may be two of the most admired American actors ever, but Al Pacino and Robert De Niro's latest films don't exactly do credit to their respective legends, writes Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times. The two "have become parodies of themselves, making payday movies and turning in... More »

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