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Forest Whitaker will be at the Tribeca TV Festival this week to talk about his new show

Forest Whitaker will be at the Tribeca TV Festival this week to talk about his new show, Godfather of Harlem

Regal Cinemas Battery Park
260 West 23rd St at Eighth Ave.
September 12-15, $30

The third annual Tribeca TV Festival, brought to you by the folks behind the Tribeca Film Festival, takes place September 12-15 at Regal Cinemas Battery Park, offering four days of new shows, season premieres, a musical finale, and a tribute to a 1990s classic. This year’s offerings come from a wide array of providers — CBS, Apple TV+, BET+, EPIX, Amazon Prime, the CW, STARZ, HULU, Freeform, and HBO — and feature appearances by James Spader, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Soderbergh, Jill Soloway, Mark and Jay Duplass, Hailee Steinfeld, John Green, Jane Krakowski, Dennis Quaid, Judith Light, Billy Bob Thornton, Pam Grier, Forest Whitaker, Lake Bell, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and Christine Lahti, among others. Tickets to all events are $30; screenings will be followed by discussions moderated by writers from TV Guide, Vulture, the New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, and other pop-culture purveyors.

Thursday, September 12
Tribeca Talks: James Spader with Whoopi Goldberg, Regal 11, 6:00

Godfather of Harlem: New Series World Premiere, with Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Forest Whitaker, moderated by Jelani Cobb, Regal 5, 6:30

Room 104: Season 3 World Premiere, with Mark Duplass and Sydney Fleischmann, moderated by Jen Chaney, Regal 11, 8:00

First Wives Club: Special Screening, with Tracy Oliver, Michelle Buteau, Ryan Michelle Bathe, and RonReaco Lee, moderated by Breanne Heldman, Regal 5, 9:00

James Spader will sit down with Whoopi Goldberg at Tribeca TV Festival

James Spader will sit down with Whoopi Goldberg to talk about The Blacklist and more at Tribeca TV Festival

Friday, September 13
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration of Friends: A Conversation with the Series’ Executive Producers, with David Crane, Marta Kauffman, and Kevin Bright, Regal 11, 6:00

Goliath: Season 3 World Premiere, with Lawrence Trilling, Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda, Tania Raymonde, Amy Brenneman, Dennis Quaid, and Shamier Anderson, moderated by Damian Holbrook, Regal 5, 7:00

Hip Hop: The Songs that Shook America: New Series Premiere, with One9, Erik Parker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, and Angie Day, moderated by Lola Ogunnaike, Regal 11, 8:15

Saturday, September 14
Katy Keene: New Series World Premiere, with Michael Grassi, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Lucy Hale, Julia Chan, Jonny Beauchamp, Katherine LaNasa, Zane Holtz, Camille Hyde, Ashleigh Murray, and Lucien Laviscount, moderated by Damian Holbrook, Regal 5, 3:00

Party of Five: New Series Sneak Preview, with Amy Lippman, Chris Keyser, Michal Zebede, Brandon Larracuente, Niko Guardado, Emily Tosta, and Elle Paris Legaspi, moderated by Gio Benitez, Regal 11, 5:30

Evil: New Series Premiere, with Robert King, Michelle King, Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti, and Kurt Fuller, moderated by Evan Real, Regal 5, 6:00

Bless This Mess: Season 2 World Premiere, with Lake Bell, Dax Shepard, and Pam Grier, Regal 11, 8:00

Dickinson: World Premiere, with Alena Smith, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jane Krakowski, Regal 5, 8:30

Sunday, September 15
Looking for Alaska: New Series World Premiere, with John Green, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Denny Love, and Jay Lee, moderated by Kathryn VanArendonk, Regal 11, 2:30

Tribeca Talks: Hasan Minhaj, Regal 5, 4:00

Leavenworth: New Series World Premiere, with Steven Soderbergh, Paul Pawlowski, Mike McGuiness, David Philipps, and John Maher, Regal 11, 5:30

Closing Night: Transparent — Series Musical Finale, with Jill Soloway, Faith Soloway, Judith Light, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, and Shakina Nayfack, Regal 5, 6:00

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