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Robert De Niro's male table raises eyebrows at Tribeca Film lunch

Despite a fairly large female presence at a lunch on Wednesday to kick at the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro was surrounded by just white men, plus the festival's co-founder Jane Rosenthal at his table. As Rosenthal took the podium at the Tribecas Thalassa restaurant to commemorate the festival's all-female "Untold Stories" category this year, all eyes were on the 75-year-old De Niros mostly male table, with a participant who noted: "The optics is terrible. " After lunch, Rosenthal admitted to Sid Six that the difference did not go unnoticed. Robert De Niro sits with Jane Rosenthal and a group of white men Courtesy photo "I noticed that there was a lot … mostly men in this room, "she said when we asked how it felt to be the only woman sitting on De Niro's table. "It's more of what I noticed compared to being here yesterday for lunch for our untold stories" and it was predominantly women. "You see where different industries, different parts of our business are not as well represented." [19659002] Rosenthal continued to commemorate the festival's program "Otold stories" while confirming that there is still work to be done in Hollywood. "Our festival is our predominantly women," she said, "but it is interesting, I did not watch it at the table especially as much as the room." Although De Niro's table was strong white and masculine, the rest of the event table women and dyes. Nevertheless, Rosenthal said that more needs to be done to…

Despite a fairly large female presence at a lunch on Wednesday to kick at the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro was surrounded by just white men, plus the festival’s co-founder Jane Rosenthal at his table.

As Rosenthal took the podium at the Tribecas Thalassa restaurant to commemorate the festival’s all-female “Untold Stories” category this year, all eyes were on the 75-year-old De Niros mostly male table, with a participant who noted: “The optics is terrible. “

After lunch, Rosenthal admitted to Sid Six that the difference did not go unnoticed.

Robert De Niro sits with Jane Rosenthal and a group of white men Courtesy photo

“I noticed that there was a lot … mostly men in this room, “she said when we asked how it felt to be the only woman sitting on De Niro’s table. “It’s more of what I noticed compared to being here yesterday for lunch for our untold stories” and it was predominantly women.

“You see where different industries, different parts of our business are not as well represented.” [19659002] Rosenthal continued to commemorate the festival’s program “Otold stories” while confirming that there is still work to be done in Hollywood.

“Our festival is our predominantly women,” she said, “but it is interesting, I did not watch it at the table especially as much as the room.”

Although De Niro’s table was strong white and masculine, the rest of the event table women and dyes. Nevertheless, Rosenthal said that more needs to be done to improve the diversity of the industry and its events.

“These are the works that we highlight. That is what we do to continue to mentor people,” she shared with us. “There are stories that look at other cultures that hopefully we can start to turn a corner and make a difference, but it is also about listening to people, listening to each other.”

A representative of the Tribeca Film Festival told the site Sex, “Sitters have changed at the last minute when people were interrupted, so yes, one or two tables were done more with women or more with men.”

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