Monday, March 28, 2016

Robert De Niro's Anti-Vaccine Controversy: When Did Tribeca Screw Up?

The Tribeca Film Festival has weathered criticism before, but nothing like the events of this past weekend. After generating backlash from the film community and beyond for programming "Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe," a documentary directed by anti-vaccine activist Andrew Wakefield, the festival issued two statements defending the decision to show the film before announcing on Saturday that it had been pulled the lineup. The convoluted process ultimately put the blame on one person: Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro.  READ MORE: Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Doc from Festival ScheduleThe festival initially attempted to deter...

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