Category Archives: Parties

More From Denver: More Parties And…Lambsicles!

The Starz Denver International Film Festival rocks and I promise more, like, words soon, but for right this minute, these pix will have to do.
Paul Zimmerman gives the double-thumbed Gonzo flag two thumbs up outside the Remembering Hunter panel and tribute

Continue reading More From Denver: More Parties And…Lambsicles!

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:

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

Reel Paradise Premiere

In 2002, indie film gurus John and Janet Pierson along with son Wyatt (13) and daughter Georgia (16) spent a year on the island of Taveuni, Fiji while John ran what might be the most remote movie theater on Earth, the 180 Meridian. Thusly named due to the island’s location, straddling said line of longitude, aka the International Date Line. Monday, August 8th saw the premiere of Steve JamesReel Paradise, a new Wellspring release that documents a month in the lives of the Piersons and it was old home week at New York’s Tribeca Cinemas.

Continue reading Reel Paradise Premiere

Gen Art Closing Night

Ropdancer-GenArt.jpgTuesday night saw the closing of the 9th annual Gen Art Film Festival and the screening of Greg Lombardo’s Knots. The pretty basic story of the lives of three men living in New York is largely covered ground and many of the elements have been seen before. The film also could have used some editing in the script stage as well as in the cutting room, but the performances are mainly top-notch and the pic contains several genuinely hysterical moments. John Stamos should be especially singled out for showing the comedic talent that has largely gone unnoticed (by adults, at least) in vehicles such as TV’s Full House. The rest of the cast includes Scott Cohen (TV’s Gilmore Girls), Annabeth Gish (Shag, TV’s The West Wing), Paulina Porizkova (Anna) and Tara Reid (American Pie, Van Wilder). I do loves me some Annabeth Gish!

Continue reading Gen Art Closing Night

Newport International Film Festival Fund Raiser

NancyandSky.jpgLast weekend saw the holding of the annual Newport International Film Festival’s New York City benefit party and what an affair it was! Starting with a pre-party at a Greenwich Village penthouse with lovely city views, great food and company including Festival Director Nancy Donahoe (her son, 5 month-old William Leo Cohen was not in attendance), Programming Director Sky Sitney, producer Anne Chaisson (Roger Dodger), Exec Director Laurie Kirby, webmaster Joe Ruggeri and several festival board members.

Continue reading Newport International Film Festival Fund Raiser