The actor and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival opens this year's politically charged formation to the Hollywood Reporter, including the documentary "The Fourth Estate" directed by Liz Garbus.
Robert De Niro is still like an anti-trump card.
Months after criticizing Donald Trump in a passionate speech at the National Board of Review Awards, the veteran actor continues to speak out against the reality-star-turned-president. De Niro, who opened Tribeca Film Festival 2018 with co-founder Jane Rosenthal in New York on Wednesday, tells The Hollywood Reporter why it was important to emphasize Trump's tense relationship with the press this year
De Niro adds," It's madness with Trump and his gang, they all buy themselves in. The only one I think of any kind of dignity in its entirety The group is [Secretary of Defense James] Mattis The rest is hopeless.
According to Rosenthal, The Fourth Estate takes a closer look at the stories that Trump irresponsibly referred to as the "Fake News" since taking over the Oval Office in January 2017.
"It really looks So how does one have a president who has no regard for the truth. This is about the actual news gathering and to see what happens. What is our fourth property in our country? ", She says." What are our rights to know and to collect the true facts? And just because you do not agree with that does not mean it's not the truth. "
Following Rosenthal, De Niro tells THR that Trump" has no respect for [the truth]. … It is very dangerous, what he does.
The Oscar winner, who recently starred in a Saturday Night Live sketch against Trump's government's special advisor Robert Mueller, doubled his remarks while heading to a room full of journalists at Tribeca's kick-off Lunch on Wednesday afternoon.
"America is run by a madman who does not recognize the truth. … If he does not like what he hears, he rejects it by saying that it is un-American and condemns it as "false news". But we know the truth. All thinking people know the truth. Your job is difficult enough without being attacked by our lower lives, "he joked. That's the new name I have for him.
Asked whether The Fourth Estate feels like a real-life life counterpart to 2018 The Post – which showed the equally broken relationship of former President Richard Nixon to the media – Rosenthal tells THR that "everything is in the news room, so you can not help but think of All the President's Men or The Post . "
However," this is more about the process of reporting in Trump's administration, "she adds to the process of what it takes to cover someone who does not respect the truth. to keep a news agency alive in these crazy times, they have a prestige of journalism and get the truth of how the model for the newspapers has changed. "
Tribeca will be the first NYC member on April 28, alongside Trump's presidency. Align Event of Time's Up. Four months after the organization was founded In response to Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Attack Scandal and the #Metoo movement, well-known names like Ashley Judd and Sarah Jessica Parker will gather to discuss the current state of their campaign against harassment in Hollywood and other industries.
"Our Goal for It The day should show more than what happens in the entertainment industry – to go deeper into the conversations that are taking place in other industries," Rosenthal says, "and invite everyone to come and listen and really If you have an idea, come and join us in activating it. "
De Niro, an early proponent of the fund, says THR he is "Happy that Tribeca is a vehicle to the moment, it continues and the conversation continues." De Niro is even open to discussions about Time's Up, #MeToo and Weinstein during his upcoming Tribeca Talk with Bradley Cooper on the 21st of April.
"We could, if he picks it up, I do not know, or maybe if there's a question and answer and the audience could raise it, Harvey, that was something I did not realize," he says "I do not think a lot of people knew about it, it's beyond my wildest thoughts, it's just awful."
De Niro and Cooper were co-stars in the 2012 Silver Linings Playbook produced by the Weinstein Company , Although Weinstein was alleged in bomb reports six months ago for sexual offenses published by The New York Times and New Yorker Cooper still has to comment on the allegations.
De Niro was also starring alongside Julianne Moore in a tartar-produced, 16-episode drama for Amazon by director David O. Russell, but it was deferred in December because of his association with the disgraced executive. At the time, De Niro insisted that he fully support the unlimited production stop.
We support Amazon's decision in the light of recent news and out of respect for all concerned, we have decided together that it is best not to move forward with this show, "he said in a joint statement with Moore and Russell.
And as he THR De Niro will continue to support Time's Up and campaign for women who work in film, television and beyond. "I think it really worries people and they're wondering whether they should be routed, so they better stop, "he says." But things will change. That's the whole point. "