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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE PRIDE WITH ALL-DAY EVENT FEATURING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL, LARRY KRAMER, ASIA KATE DILLON AND MORE

10/04/2019

April 9th, 2019

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE PRIDE WITH ALL-DAY EVENT FEATURING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL, LARRY KRAMER, ASIA KATE DILLON AND MORE

Day to Close with World Premiere of HBO Documentary Films' Wig

Followed by Drag Show Hosted By Wigstock Founder Lady Bunny

NEW YORK, NY- April 9, 2019 - The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, will continue its tradition of celebrating activism in the arts with the inaugural Tribeca Celebrates Pride, a day-long event on Saturday, May 4th at the Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios. The day will honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, including one-on-one interviews with LGBTQ luminaries including Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell, Larry Kramer and guest speaker Asia Kate Dillon. The program will reflect on the impact of this seminal moment for the LGBTQ community and include conversations with Raul Castillo, Patti Harrison, Angelica Ross, and more. Tickets are on sale now for the event, which runs from 10am to 6pm.

Tribeca encourages and supports inclusive storytelling and its LGBTQ focused programming is an integral part of the Festival, mirroring the diverse population of New York City itself. The program will feature notable LGBTQ guest speakers in a series of conversations, including the activists that make up the fabric of New York's queer community, the thought leaders changing the landscape of film and television and the public figures leading the cultural conversation. Additionally, the event will shine a light on the LGBTQ experience through a carefully curated program of seven short films, all of which are playing in competition at the Festival. Notable talent featured in these shorts include Angelica Ross (Pose), Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) and Zackary Drucker (Transparent).

The day will conclude with the world premiere of HBO Documentary Films' Wig, which spotlights the art of drag, and centers on the annual New York festival, Wigstock. The film showcases the personalities and performances that inform the ways we understand queerness, art and identity today. Following the premiere, audiences will be treated to a live drag show hosted by the founder of Wigstock, Lady Bunny.

This year, Tribeca will showcase artists who have used storytelling to bring people together around a common goal: inclusivity. We've come so far in the fifty years since the Stonewall riots, but there is so much more to be done, said Paula Weinstein, EVP of Tribeca Enterprises. In honor of that pivotal moment in our culture, we hope this day of LGBTQ storytelling-driven programming will not just honor the work of those who came before us, but also those who are helping to ignite the passion of the next generation.

Leading the programming for Tribeca Celebrates Pride is Lucy Mukerjee, a Senior Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival, and formerly the Director of Programming at Outfest and Newfest LGBTQ Film Festivals. Mukerjee said, I'm thrilled to have this opportunity during my first year at the Tribeca Film Festival to bring the queer community and our allies together. This exciting landmark event at the Festival showcases how fostering LGBTQ culture plays a role in moving society forward and creating a better tomorrow.

Tribeca Celebrates Pride partners include The Stonewall Inn, NYC Pride, and The Human Rights Campaign. Co-hosts include ACT UP, Callen Lorde, Immigration Equality, NALIP, NewFest, Queer|Art, The Trevor Project, Trans Can Work, True Colors United and Vocal NY. Rivianna Hyatt will speak on behalf of True Colors United and Laura A. Jacobs on behalf of Callen Lorde.

Tickets are on sale now for Tribeca Celebrates Pride a day long event from 10am to 6pm ($30), followed by the World Premiere of Wig ($30).

TRIBECA CELEBRATES PRIDE:

Event time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Location: Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios

Speakers:

Neil Patrick Harris

The Emmy and Tony award-winning actor, writer, producer, singer and all-round entertainer, known most recently for his role in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, will take a look back at some of his most significant milestones including being the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards, being named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People, and being a father of two.

John Cameron Mitchell in conversation with Patti Harrison

The director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Shortbus (2006), Rabbit Hole (2010), How To Talk To Girls At Parties (2017) and the upcoming musical podcast series Anthem: Homunculus, reflects on being open about his queer identity throughout his career and how that has fed his creative work. In conversation with his Shrill co-star, comedian Patti Harrison.

Larry Kramer in conversation with his friend and biographer Bill Goldstein

The founder of ACT UP, playwright of A Normal Heart, and subject of the documentary Larry Kramer in Love and Anger talks us through his experiences from the Stonewall riots to today, and how he's witnessed the LGBTQ movement evolve from protest to pride.

Asia Kate Dillon

Best known for their roles on Billions and Orange Is The New Black, and soon to be seen in John Wick 3: Parabellum, Asia Kate Dillon is a non-binary actor and activist who advocates for expanding the definition of gender identity beyond just man and woman.

Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are the co-hosts of Nancy, the critically acclaimed storytelling podcast from WNYC Studios exploring how we define ourselves, the journey it takes to get there, and the queer experience today. Praised as warm and inspiring by The Guardian, Tu and Low were recently named to the OUT 100 and to Logo TV's Logo30 for being among the most extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways.

Conversations:

Activism Through The Ages

An inter-generational panel
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