Tribeca: Kobe Bryant, Kathryn Bigelow, Jon Favreau Set for Talks

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Kobe Bryant, Kathryn Bigelow and Jon Favreau

Noah Baumbach, Common, Lena Dunham, Bruce Springsteen, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Barbra Streisand also will be in conversation throughout the festival.

Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its conversation lineup, and it includes chats with Noah Baumbach, Kathryn Bigelow, Kobe Bryant, Common, Lena Dunham, Jon Favreau, Bruce Springsteen, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Barbra Streisand.

The Tribeca Talks: Directors Series sees Favreau in conversation with Scarlett Johansson, Baumbach with Dustin Hoffman, as well as a chat with Inarritu.

The Tribeca Talks: Storytellers Series puts Common in conversation with Nelson George, Bryant and legendary animator Glen Keane with Michael Strahan, Springsteen with Tom Hanks, and Streisand with Robert Rodriguez, as well as a chat with Dunham and Jenni Konner.

Additionally, Bigelow will speak with Imraan Ismail as part of the fest’s first VR chat. Ellen Kuras, Imogen Heap and Kristi Zea also will lead master classes. The fest has also set various podcast events.

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival runs April 19-30. See the fest’s schedule of talks below.

Tribeca Talks: Directors Series

Jon Favreau with Scarlett Johansson
April 21, 5 p.m., SVA 1

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
April 22, 2:30 p.m., SVA 1

Noah Baumbach with Dustin Hoffman
April 24, 6 p.m., BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Tribeca Talks: Virtual Reality

Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail - The Protectors
At a special VR premiere, Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and co-creator Imraan Ismail discuss their collaboration on Virtual Reality documentary The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes. The experience, from National Geographic, Here Be Dragons, Annapurna Pictures, and African Parks chronicles a day in the life of the rangers in Garamba National Park. Conversation to be followed by the VR premiere.
April 22, 8:15 p.m., Tribeca Festival Hub, Spring Studios 

Tribeca Talks: Storytellers

Kobe Bryant and Glen Keane with Michael Strahan
Bryant and Keane’s conversation with Michael Strahan will follow a screening of Dear Basketball, Kobe Bryant's inspiring poem, stunningly drawn to life by veteran animation director Glen Keane and set to the music of legendary composer John Williams.
April 23, 4:30 p.m., BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Common with Nelson George
This conversation will begin with a screening of a never-before-seen extended version of Letter to the Free, followed by a conversation with Nelson George and a live performance by Common.
April 23, 8 p.m., Tribeca Festival Hub, Spring Studios

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
April 25, 6 p.m., Tribeca Festival Hub, Spring Studios 

Bruce Springsteen with Tom Hanks
April 28, 5 p.m., Beacon Theatre

Barbra Streisand with Robert Rodriguez
April 29, 6 p.m., BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center  

Tribeca Talks: Master Class

Image and Sound Master Class with Imogen Heap
April 23, 12 p.m., Dolby Cinema at AMC Empire 25 

Production and Costume Design Master Classwith Kristi Zea
April 29, 3 p.m., SVA 2

Cinematography Master Class with Ellen Kuras
April 30, 3 p.m., SVA 2

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