Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper, Hailee Steinfeld, Diplo confirmed for Tribeca 2023

Artists will appear during 2023 Talks and Reunions

The 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, continues to grow with a star-studded lineup for its Talks and Reunions, featuring conversations with iconic artists, critically-acclaimed directors, and multi-hyphenate entertainers. The event runs June 7-18 in New York.

The Storytellers Series includes Paul McCartney in conversation with Conan O’Brien for a podcast recording of Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp in conversation with David Letterman; Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda in conversation with Academy Award-nominated actor Rosie Perez; Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper; Emmy, Tony, and Grammy-winner Billy Porter; and Academy Award-nominated actress and musician Hailee Steinfeld. Gov Ball x Tribeca also presents three-time Grammy-winning music producer Diplo.

The Directors Series, presented by City National Bank, features Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director David Fincher in conversation with Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderberg, as well as director Patty Jenkins in conversation with director and actress Katie Holmes.

The third annual Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award will be awarded to Academy Award-winning actor, producer, author, and activist Jane Fonda. The award, an original drawing entitled Exodus #3 from artist Julie Mehretu, is being presented by Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys. Named for the famed actor, activist, and civil rights leader, who recently passed away at the age of 96, the award recognizes those who have used storytelling and the arts to enact change in their communities. Previous recipients are Stacey Abrams and Common. In addition to receiving the award, Fonda will discuss her legendary film career and life as an activist with Emmy-winning anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America Robin Roberts.

Other musicians set to appear include Megan Thee Stallion, Carlos Santana, Cyndi Lauper, and French Montana with dedicated performances by each artist after the screenings of their respective documentaries. Additionally, Grammy-winning Megan Thee Stallion is participating in a live conversation. The Gala events, sponsored by City National Bank, take place at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Fat Joe and Jay-Z are also featured in documentaries making their world premieres during the festival.

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