Ken Burns' 'Vietnam War,' Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' Among Tribeca's TV Lineup

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'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and 'The Vietnam War'

The fest will also feature the premiere of the final season of 'Episodes' and a preview of CNN’s new series 'Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History,' among other debuts.

The Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled its television slate, which features the world premieres of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and NatGeo’s Genius, season debuts of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Episodes, and a preview of CNN’s Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, executive produced by Dwayne Johnson.

The festival will also honor Ken Burns with Citizen Filmmaker Award before a special screening of The Vietnam War, Burns’ 10-part, 18-hour doc series airing on PBS in the fall. 

Premiere screenings will be followed by dynamic conversations with the projects’ casts and creative. It will also debut three pilots: Black Magic for White Boys, Manic and Lost & Found. The festival runs April 19-30.

See the Tribeca Film Festival’s TV lineup below.

Another Period (Comedy Central) - Season 3 World Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with creators, writers, and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, and castmembers Paget Brewster and Brett Gelman

April 26, 6:15 P.M., SVA-2

Casual (Hulu) - Season 3 World Premiere

Executive Producers: Zander Lehmann, Liz Tigelaar, Helen Estabrook, Jason Reitman.

After the episode: A conversation with creator and executive producer Zander Lehmann, executive producers, Liz Tigelaar, Helen Estabrook, and cast members Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr

April 29, 6:15 P.M., SVA-2

Episodes (Showtime) - Final Season Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, and cast member Matt LeBlanc

April 30, 5:30 P.M., SVA-1

The Eyeslicer - New Series Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with co-creators Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell, and filmmakers Lauren Wolkstein, Erin Vassilopoulos, Shaka King, Danny Madden, and Leah Shore

April 28, 9:00 P.M., SVA-2

Genius (National Geographic) - New Series World Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with 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

April 20, 6:00 P.M., BMCC

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu, MGM) - New Series World Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with executive producers Reed Morano, Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, and cast members Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle, and Max Minghella

April 21, 6:00 P.M., BMCC

I Am Heath Ledger (Spike TV) - World Premiere

Screening times:

April 23, 5:00 P.M., Tribeca Festival Hub

April 24, 6:45 P.M., RGL-9

April 26, 8:00 P.M., CIN-6

April 27, 8:00 P.M., CIN-6

The Sinner (USA) - New Series World Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with showrunner and executive producer Derek Simonds, executive producer and director of the pilot episode Antonio Campos and cast members Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, and Bill Pullman

April 25, 6:15 P.M., SVA-1 

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (CNN)

After the episode: A conversation with CNN anchor of New Day, Chris Cuomo, and professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Jason King

April 25, 7:00 P.M., 9/11 Memorial & Museum

April 26, 3:00 P.M., SVA-2

There’s… Johnny! (Seeso) - New Series World Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with creator Paul Reiser, executive producers David Steven Simon and David Gordon Green, and cast members Tony Danza, Ian Nelson, and Jane Levy

April 27, 6:15 P.M., SVA-2

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) - Season 3 World Premiere

After the episode: A conversation with co-creators and executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and cast members Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, and Carol Kane

April 28, 6:00 P.M., BMCC

The Vietnam War (PBS) - Special Sneak Peek

After the episode: A conversation with filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

April 28, 5:30 P.M., SVA-1

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