Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Bryan Cranston to Speak at Tribeca 2014

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The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its lineup for the 2014 Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Innovation Week’s Future of Film series.

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The festival, which is marking its 13th edition, will feature conversations with Kevin Spacey, Ron Howard, Michael DouglasAaron Sorkin, Thelma Schoonmaker, Skip Lievsay, Lee Daniels, Terence Winter, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, David Simon, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

The Tribeca Talks panels and events will run during the festival from April 16-27 at locations around New York.

The festival also announced four documentaries that will make their world premiere at the 2014 edition: NOW -- In the Wings on a World Stage, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank and Champs. The festival also added Food Chains, Supermensch and the 10th anniversary screening of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to its lineup. The films will screen as part of the Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series.

This year’s series also includes the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series; Tribeca Talks: Industry, featuring conversations focusing on the technical production of film; and Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, which explores topics related to screenwriting.

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Taking place during Tribeca Innovation Week is a four-day Future of Film series programmed around the theme "The Story’s Edge." Future of Film discussions offer crossdisciplinary conversations about the collision of storytelling with dominant and emerging trends in our culture, with figures from the arenas of art, politics, science and technology, and filmmaking.

"With these talks we want to expand the conversation about filmmaking and storytelling," director of programming Genna Terranova said. "Whether it's a deeper look at the artistic process or timely social issues, hearing from the leading voices in film, media and beyond, can facilitate new perceptions and further our understanding of the current state of making and enjoying entertainment."

A complete schedule of talks and panels can be found at www.tribecafilm.com.

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