CNN to cover Tribeca Film Festival

MUMBAI: CNN’s new half-hour monthly movie show The Screening Room this month travels to New York for the Tribeca Film Festival.

The annual festival celebrates film, music and culture and was co-founded by Robert De Niro in response to the World Trade Centre attacks on 11 September 2001 and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan.

De Niro speaks to host Myleene Klass about his passion for New York as a film city, about the attraction of the Tribeca Festival and about directing himself and Matt Damon in The Good Shepherd.

Myleene also hears from Quentin Tarantino, Eva Mendes, Rosario Dawson and visits the set of the new Josh Hartnett independent film August.

The Screening Room also looks at how a small budget British film, The Killing of John Lennon, which explores key moments in the lead up to the assassination of the ex-Beatle, has achieved success with inclusion at Tribeca in 2007.

The Screening Room is a show that offers an international perspective on the world of film, travelling around the globe to bring viewers the inside track on all aspects of the movie business.