City Island Screened For Special Sponsors Of Tribeca Film Festival

by EVAN MULVIHILL · July 1, 2009

Samantha Mathis, Juliana Margulies[Actresses Samantha Mathis and Juliana Margulies joke around. All photos via Getty.] Although director Raymond de Felitta's latest dramedy already premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in late April, City Island received another screening for so-called "special sponsors" of the festival. While we haven't exactly figured out what qualifies one to be a special sponsor, we're almost sure they enjoyed the movie, seeing as it won the 2009 Heineken Audience Award and has received positive reviews at Variety and Newsday. The story follows a quirky family living on City Island, a small harbor community in the Bronx, as the various secrets and lies that they keep from one another unravel before their very eyes.

Raymond de Felitta, Nancy Schafer, Geoffry Gilmore

Director Raymond de Felitta, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival Nancy Schafer, and Tribeca Enterprises Chief Creative Officer Geoffry Gilmore

Greg Sheps, Gerry Byrne, Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies

Greg Sheps, Gerry Byrne, Julianna Margulies

Tribeca Film Festival

Lauren Versel, Raymond de Felitta, Julianna Margulies

Producer Lauren Versel, Director Raymond de Felitta, Actress Julianna Margulies