*Grace Jones will grace the inaugural TimesTalks Festival in New York next month, with Denzel Washington among the talent scheduled to give talks during the weeklong event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Musician and artist Jones will headline the festival, which celebrates the upcoming documentary about her life, “Bloodlight and Bami,” and is followed by a private dinner in her honor.
Other events include Denzel Washington and playwright George C. Wolfe discussing their upcoming production of The Iceman Cometh, a prerelease screening of the opening episode of the second season of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” with author Margaret Atwood and star Elisabeth Moss; Katie Couric discussing her upcoming National Geographic series, “America Inside Out”; and a special panel, “Women of the Senate,” featuring U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp, Joni Ernst and Amy Klobuchar, and moderated by former Times congressional reporter and live journalism editor Jennifer Steinhauer.
The inaugural TimesTalks Festival, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the prominent TimesTalks series, will take place April 13-15 at TheTimesCenter, located in the New York Times Building.
Each event will be live-streamed on Facebook and will be available on the TimesTalks YouTube channel.
In addition to the TimesTalks events, the weekendlong festival will include screenings, performances, a food hall and more. The Strand Bookstore Pop-Up will include a curated selection of books that feature TimesTalks talent, moderators and reporters, as well as a collection of art, design and fashion publications. Absolut Art will debut artist commissions at the event for the TimesTalks x AbsolutArt.com Collection, which will be on view during the festival and available online.