Tribeca Film Festival to Live-Stream 12 Panels Free on Facebook, Including ‘Godfather’ Cast Reunion

Can’t make it to the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival? This year, the New York fest is bringing a dozen live sessions to internet users — for free — via an exclusive pact with Facebook, including the much-anticipated cast reunion of “The Godfather” films.

While Tribeca live-streamed a few panels on Facebook from the 2016 festival and has made other sessions available free online in past years, organizers say the Facebook Live lineup this year is unprecedented in scope.

For the first time in Tribeca’s history, internet users worldwide will be able to watch the festival’s closing-night event on April 29, with a panel discussion about “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” with director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro. (“Godfather” star Marlon Brando died in 2004.)

Other sessions to be available include conversations featuring Kobe Bryant, Lena Dunham, Ron Howard, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Moore, Elizabeth Moss, Zac Posen, Geoffrey Rush, and Emily Watson.

The sessions will be available exclusively via Facebook Live on the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page (at facebook.com/tribeca).

Here’s the current lineup for the Tribeca sessions that will be live-streamed for free on Facebook:

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time

Thursday, April 20

7 p.m.: National Geographic’s “Genius”: Following the world premiere of the scripted series about Albert Einstein, director and executive producer Ron Howard, executive producers Brian Grazer and Gigi Pritzker, showrunner Ken Biller, and cast members Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson, and Samantha Colley all join a talk moderated by People editor-in-chief Jess Cagle.

9 p.m.: “Bowling for Columbine” retrospective talk with director Michael Moore: Moore takes the stage with award-winning documentarian D.A. Pennebaker on the 18th anniversary of the devastating mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado and the 15th anniversary of the Oscar-winning documentary film.

Friday, April 21

7 p.m.: Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”: Series world premiere followed by panel discussion with executive producers Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Reed Morano and cast members Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle and Max Minghella. Moderated by Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers.

Saturday, April 22

9:30 p.m.: “House of Z”: World premiere documentary followed by talk with director Sandy Chronopoulos; the film’s subject, Zac Posen; and fashion editor André Leon Talley. Posen is the fashion wunderkind who rocketed to stardom at a young age with his unique design aesthetic and charisma — but his journey hasn’t come without cost.

Sunday, April 23

3:35 p.m.: “Copwatch”: World premiere of the documentary about WeCopwatch, an organization that films police activity as a nonviolent form of protest, followed by a Q&A with director Camilla Hall discussing her feature-film debut.

4:45 p.m.: Kobe Bryant and animator Glen Keane with Michael Strahan (Tribeca Talks: Storytellers): NBA great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane on an animated short film, “Dear Basketball,” that explores what it is like to say goodbye to something you love. They’ll be joined onstage by Strahan, an NFL Hall of Famer, Fox football analyst and co-host of “Good Morning America.”

9 p.m.: “The Clapper”: World premiere of comedy starring Ed Helms to followed by Q&A with writer-director Dito Montiel. The film follows Eddie Krumble (Helms), a professional audience member who gains unwanted notoriety when a late-night talk show turns his life into a national obsession; co-starring Amanda Seyfried and featuring Tracy Morgan, Adam Levine, Russell Peters, PJ Byrne, and appearances from Rob Gronkowski, Mark Cuban and the late Alan Thicke.

Tuesday, April 25

6 p.m.: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Talk with America Ferrera
(Tribeca Talks: Storytellers): Lena Dunham, a Golden Globe winner for her performance in HBO’s “Girls,” joins show co-creator and director Jenni Konner in a conversation with America Ferrera.

8 p.m.: Crypt TV’s “Monster Madness”: Following screening of collection comprising Crypt TV’s best character shorts, filmmaker Eli Roth, Crypt TV chief content officer Kate Krantz, and “Monster Madness” filmmakers Gabriel Younes, Anthony Melton and Ben Franklin join a discussion moderated by Crypt TV CEO and co-founder Jack Davis.

Wednesday, April 26

6:45 p.m.: Comedy Central’s “Another Period”: Season 3 world premiere of comedy set in the early 1900s followed by panel with creators, writers, and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, and cast members Paget Brewster and Brett Gelman, moderated by New York magazine and Vulture editor Stacey Wilson Hunt.

Saturday, April 29

8:10 p.m.: Closing Night “The Godfather” Panel: Live from NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, the sold-out discussion marking the 45th anniversary of “The Godfather” will include Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro, moderated by director Taylor Hackford. The talk follows back-to-back screenings of “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II.”

Sunday, April 30

6:30 p.m.: Showtime’s “Episodes”: Final season world premiere followed by panel with creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, along with cast member Matt LeBlanc. Moderated by New York/Vulture editor Stacey Wilson Hunt.

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