“Spock” doc to bow in Tribeca Tune In program

The Tribeca Film Festival has launched Tribeca Tune In, a television-focused program that will host the world premiere of Adam Nimoy's documentary on his father, Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, For the Love of Spock (pictured).
March 14, 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has launched a television-focused program titled Tribeca Tune In.

The program is to screen world premieres, sneak peeks, finales and special events, in addition to panel sessions with leading creative directors, producers, writers and actors in television.

Screening in the special events category is the world premiere of Adam Nimoy’s Kickstarted-doc For the Love of Spock (pictured), which celebrates the 50th anniversary of hit sci-fi series Star Trek and the life of the director’s late father, Leonard Nimoy. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director, and actor and doc subject Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the Star Trek film franchise.

Also screening in the special events program is Ezra Edelman‘s OJ: Made in America, a 7.5 hour documentary event set to explore the themes of race and celebrity in the U.S. “through the lens of O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall.” The docuseries will be screened in its entirety with breaks.

Elsewhere, the second season of Netflix’s acclaimed culinary docuseries Chef’s Table will receive a sneak peek screening. The episode is to trace the life of celebrated chef Grant Achatz and the first 10 years of his Chicago establishment Alinea, one of the top-ranked restaurants since its opening in 2005. The docuseries will return to the SVOD service with six episodes on May 27.

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place in New York from April 13 to 24.

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