Tribeca Film Fest TV lineup features Handmaid's Tale, Kimmy Schmidt
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The Tribeca Film Festival has big plans for the small screen.
Organizers announced Thursday that the gathering’s second annual Tribeca TV program will feature the world premiere of Hulu’s dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale, the season 3 premiere of the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a sneak preview of Ken Burns’ documentary The Vietnam War.
The festival lineup also includes the series premieres of NatGeo’s first scripted series, Genius, about the life of Albert Einstein; USA’s crime-thriller anthology The Sinner; and Seeso’s Tonight Show-themed comedy There’s … Johnny; as well as season premieres of Casual, Episodes, and Another Period.
Premiere screenings will be followed by conversations with cast members, writers, directors, and producers, including Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Tina Fey (Kimmy Schmidt), Ron Howard (Genius), Jessica Biel (The Sinner), and Paul Reiser (There’s … Johnny).
Burns is set to receive Tribeca’s new Citizen Filmmaker Award, after which he’ll offer a glimpse of his upcoming 10-part, 18-hour PBS project.
The festival’s director of programming, Cara Cusumano, said in a statement, “As the TV landscape continues to evolve in exciting, cinematic directions, the festival creates a unique opportunity for audiences to discover together on a big screen what everyone else will eventually be talking about from their couches at home.”
The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 19-30 in New York City.
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