Even if you're not being swarmed with invites to parties and screenings during this year's Tribeca Film Festival, that doesn't mean you can't get in on the action.  There's plenty of free (and open to the public) events during the fest and there are even a few opportunities to hear the directors and actors talk about their projects.  Head to the Apple Store at 401 W. 14th St. this weekend and next week for the chance to hear everyone from Morgan Spurlock to Emily Blunt talk about their films during free panel discussions.

Friday, April 20th:


Lynn Shelton, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's Sister, 8pm
Director Lynn Shelton discusses her new film, which centers around two sisters, Iris (Blunt) and Hannah (DeWitt) who get caught up in a rivalry -- and other revelations -- when a grieving friend (Mark Duplass) comes to stay at their family's remote getaway home.

Saturday, April 21th:

Bradley Rust Gray and Riley Keough, Jack and Diane, 6pm
Filmmaker Bradley Rust Gray joins actress (and Elvis' granddaughter), Riley Keough for a discussion of their new film, which stars Keough and Juno Temple as two teenage girls who embark on a relationship after meeting in New York City shortly before Temple's character must leave for Europe.

Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Ben Silverman, Mansome, 7pm
Join the folks behind Mansome talk about Morgan Spurlock's new documentary on male grooming habits.

Sunday, April 22nd:

Chris Colfer and Brian Dannelly, Struck by Lightning, 5pm
Chris Colfer of Glee (Kurt) and director Brian Dannelly talk about their new film about a young man who gets struck and killed by lightning and then goes on to explain how he blackmailed his classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.