NYFF Opening Night Pix: Clooney, Miles…and me!

The black tie opening night screening and party of the New York Film Festival brings out some of the glitterati and glamerati of the NYC film world, along with a sizable contingent of the NYC indie film crowd. It’s a fun time for all, although for something like the 8th year in 10 I missed out on the seared tuna at the after party held at New York’s Tavern on the Green. Note to the Film Society of Lincoln Center: Next year, more tuna!
The NYFF opening night is a rare chance for those of us in the independent film community to really dress up to the nines. As far as “black tie” goes, Oscar night, Cannes and this event are the big three for the tux. That said, in terms of sartorial display, this year was the worst that I have ever seen. On display at the screening of George Clooney’s Good Night, And Good Luck were jackets over t-shirts, jeans and (gasp!) sneakers! A brief instruction…when the invite reads: Black Tie, Wear a fuckin’ tux and if you’re not going to do that, a suit and tie are mandatory!
Mo’ pix after the jump:

George Clooney admires Dianne Reeves, the “Greek chorus” from his astonishing sophomore effort Good Night, And Good Luck.

Is it just me, or does Teri Hatcher look a little like The Joker in this pic? Have a sandwich, woman!

Not the best pic, but I had to run a pic of George Clooney talking to Sylvia Miles! Deutch Open City Films’ Jason Kliot is in the background.

The lovely and talented Dianne Reeves wows the crowd at Tavern on the Green.

Your author thinks he looks dashing in his Hugo Boss double-breasted tux, while Ms. Piper Oldfather dazzles in YSL.
Photo ©Eugene Hernandez

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