Steve Buscemi and Ricky Velez on How Tribeca’s ‘The Listener’ Sheds Light on Mental Health Warmline Help

A film that Tribeca describes as “that rare chamber piece that is often as tense as a globe-trotting thriller,” The Listener charts a night in the life of a mental health helpline volunteer, played by Tessa Thompson, listening to the problems of faceless people and trying her best to help them.

We caught up with director Steve Buscemi and actor Ricky Velez at the film’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City. Listen in…

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