This past week has brought us the Tribeca Film Festival's 3rd annual edition and along with the
some 200 features and shorts there are, of course, parties. Beginning with opening night, this festival has done a
serious whammy on my liver. (Not to mention the free beer in the Hopitality text and the free wine in the
Turning Leaf Lounge after the hosp. tent closes!)
Without further ado, here are some pix, thoughts, quotes and fuzzy recollections from my Tribeca week.
The festivities kicked off one day prior to the fest with a New York Times/Tribeca Film Festival party saluting the New York City filmmakers in the festival. Held at the revamped Tribeca Cinemas (formerly the much beloved Screening Room), the party gave goers the hint of what was coming, party-wise. Tequila, vodka and beer did a number on many attendees heads but the overall verdict was positive on the new space.
Party was well attended with the regular NYC indie crowd, including indieWIRE co-founder and Ed-in-Chief Eugene Hernandez, producer and indie legend Ben Barenholtz, publicist Jeremy Walker (always nattily dressed), Tribeca programmers David Kwok and Nancy Scaheffer and staffer David Mueller and a host of other folks who we'll visit in subsequent entries.
Pix, from tom to bottom: Beloved sign atom the Tribeca Cinemas bar, (L to R) indieWIRE's Eugene Hernandez, Brian Brooks and Jeff Israel; David Mueller and producer Moira Griffin.