The 2023 Tribeca Festival has added panel discussions with David Fincher, Paul McCartney and Patty Jenkins and reunion screenings of New Jack City And How Stella got her groove backthe latter of which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The annual New York festival, which runs from June 7 to 18, has revealed the lineups for the Talks and Reunions sections.
In the Storytellers Series of panel discussions, McCartney will be in conversation with Conan O’Brien for a live recording of the former late night host’s Conan O’Brien needs a friend podcast, John Mellencamp in conversation with David Letterman, Lin-Manuel Miranda in conversation with Rosie Perez and casual chats with Chance the Rapper, Billy Porter, Hailee Steinfeld and Diplo.
The series of conversations with the directors features sit-downs between Fincher and Steven Soderbergh, whose Full circle series will also premiere at the festival, as will Jenkins and Katie Holmes.
Scheduled reunion screenings include New Jack City with Mario Van Peebles, Michael Michele and Fab 5 Freddy, a 25th anniversary presentation of How Stella got her groove back with Angela Bassett and Kevin Sullivan and a 40th anniversary celebration of Wild style with Charlie Ahearn, Lee Quiñones, Fab 5 Freddy and Grand Wizzard Theodore.
The Tribeca Festival also revealed that the third annual Harry Belafonte Voices for Justice Award, given to those who have used stories to effect change in their communities, will be presented to Jane Fonda and presented by Alicia Keys. The presentation will feature a conversation between Fonda and Robin Roberts.
“As an artist, Harry Belafonte captivated audiences with his talent, but it was his work as an activist and mentor that really set him apart,” said Paula Weinstein, Tribeca’s Chief Content Officer. “Harry inspired countless artists to use their fame and talent in the name of justice. He led by example and was a fearless civil rights fighter. Jane Fonda, the recipient of this year’s Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award, shares Harry’s tireless commitment to activism. We are honored to have established this award on behalf of Harry to honor his continuing legacy.”
And it was announced that this year’s festival will feature masterclasses on genre filmmaking with Mike Flanagan, on the role of the talent representative and fact-checking with The New Yorkers.
“We are excited to unveil this year’s dynamic lineup of Tribeca Festival’s Talks, Reunions and Master Classes from some of the most talented and celebrated voices in the entertainment industry,” said Meredith Mohr, Tribeca’s vp, artist relations. “We hope that the extraordinary stories and valuable insights of these distinguished cultural icons will inspire and empower the next generation of creators and artists.”
The Tribeca news comes as unionized Hollywood writers went on strike after failed negotiations with the group representing studios and production companies. Despite the presence of a number of writers in the above lineup, Fincher, Soderbergh, Jenkins, and O’Brien are all currently planning to attend.