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Robert De Niro reveals he was the one to push for anti-vaccine movie at Tribeca

Robert De Niro reveals he was the one to push for anti-vaccine movie at Tribeca

The battle over an anti-vaccine movie at the Tribeca Film Festival took a fresh turn Friday, as festival co-founder Robert De Niro revealed that he was the one who drove the decision to screen the divisive film.

A controversy has brewed since Tuesday, when the Los Angeles Times revealed that a Tribeca selection called “Vaxxed” was a documentary by the polarizing anti-vaccine leader Andrew Wakefield and that Wakefield would attend the gathering. Many asked how a prestigious festival could host Wakefield, who is hated by many...

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