Festival, Robert De Niro pull anti-vaccination film

March 27, 2016 2:15 AM

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One day after defending the scheduled screening of a controversial documentary linking vaccinations to autism, Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro announced Saturday that the film, directed by the author of a discredited study on the subject, is being pulled from the event.

The film, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, was scheduled to debut April 24 at the 15th edition of the prestigious film festival. It is directed by Andrew Wakefield, known to many as the father of the anti-vaccine movement. He authored a 1998 report on vaccinations and autism that was later retr...

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