‘Westworld’ and ‘Cobra Kai’ to Have Premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival
Posted March 21, 2018 4:53 p.m. EDT
NEW YORK — "Westworld,” Picasso and the Karate Kid are coming to the Tribeca Film Festival.
On Wednesday, organizers announced the TV lineup for this year’s festival, which runs April 18-29. First up will be a screening of the Season 2 premiere of “Westworld,” the HBO sci-fi western. Cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden, along with the co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, will discuss the series after the screening — billed as the season’s New York premiere. (“Westworld” returns to HBO on April 22.)
On April 20, the world premiere of “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” will depict the life and legacy of Martin. Jay-Z is the executive producer for this Paramount Network documentary series.
The festival will also host the world premiere of “Cobra Kai,” a sequel series to “The Karate Kid” that debuts on YouTube Red in May. Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, and William Zabka star as middle-aged men reviving their adolescent karate rivalry. They will attend along with the series creators, Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz and Josh Heald, on April 24.
Additional TV world premieres include National Geographic’s “Genius: Picasso,” starring Antonio Banderas as the tempestuous artist, on April 20. (Banderas and other cast members will be present.) The Starz series “Sweetbitter,” based on Stephanie Danler’s novel, will debut April 26, with Danler, who is also the showrunner, and others in attendance.
Other television programming includes documentaries about Robert F. Kennedy (April 25) and the cult series “Freaks and Geeks” (April 21), and a showcase of new pilots (April 23). A full lineup can be found at tribecafilm.com.