Robert De Niro: Anti-vaccine doc pulled from Tribeca Film Fest
A controversial documentary that claims to link autism to vaccines has been pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival after festival cofounder Robert De Niro took heat for engineering the movie’s world premiere.
The actor, who initially said the New York festival would premiere Vaxxed: From Conspiracy to Cover-up in April to provide “the opportunity for a conversation around the issue,” expressed concerns about the film’s content in a statement Saturday:
De Niro has a child with autism and initially pushed for the film to be screened at the festival, a step he says he had never taken in the 15 years since the event was founded. De Niro did not specify Saturday what the festival’s concerns were about the film. Read more…