Last Night's Parties: Tribeca Film Festival Is In Full Swing!

by Mara Siegler · April 22, 2011

Ryan Phillipe showed his new flick, the Kings of Leon partied at Marquee, Maggie Betts and Christy Turlington chatted it up at Kenmare, and Michael Stipe saw a film that includes cigarette smoke and vodka baths. Sounds like last night. Plus, galas, and art parties, Anna Wintour and Lagerfeld and more! 

LVMH and Belvedere RED Host a Party for the Premiere of THE CARRIER

Where: Kenmare

Who Was There: Annelise Peterson, Maggie Cordish, Christina Cuomo, Maggie Betts, Charles Gibb, Sheila Roach, Jim Clerkin, Fareed Zakaria, Charles Ferguson, Jenna Bush Hager, Jessica Joffe, Celine Rattray, Prabal Gurung

Other Details: Maggie Betts new documentary focuses on HIV and AIDS in Africa. Famous friends came out to show support and eat lamb shank, salmon, seas scallops and a variety of other mouth watering bites. Christy Turlington showed up in khaki pants, causal sandals, and a giant grandpa sweater and still looked great. Fuck her. [Via]

THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL and CINEMA SOCIETY host the screening and after party of THE BANG BANG CLUB, presented by Tribeca Film and American Express

Where: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, La Bottega at the Maritime

Who Was There: Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch, Malin Akerman, Greg Marinovich, Steven Silver, Robert De Niro, ane Rosenthal, Patricia Clarkson, Zoe Kazan, Ed Westwick, Zoe Kravitz, Anna Kendrick, Paul Haggis, Jason Reitman, David O. Russell, Karolina Kurkova, Jack Osbourne, Pablo Schreiber,  Alex Lundqvist, Johannes Huebl, Andrew Saffir

Other Details: Ryan Phillipe stars in this film about photojournalists risking their lives to let the world know about the brutality in post Apartheid South Africa in the early '90's. Ryan told Hollywood Life last night, "Its really unbelievable. I think it just shows you the risk and chances these people take to tell the stories that need to be told. There are so many other people that are losing their lives in Libya and you can’t weigh one against the other and say this is more important. I think it happens to journalists, renowned journalists, but every day civilians are dying in Libya. The whole thing is a mess.” [Via]

Tribeca Film Festival, World Premiere of TALIHINA SKY: THE STORY OF KINGS OF LEON

Where: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Marquee

Who Was There: Jared Followill, Jane Rosenthal, Nathan Followill, Caleb Followill, Lily Aldridge, Joan Baker, Casey McGrath, Stephen C. Mitchell, Greg Marinovich, Leonie Marinovich

Other Details: The new Kings of Leon doc focuses on their upbringing in a strict religious family. Looks good! After the film attendees head to Marquee where they clinked Heineken beers to toast the film.

The Tribeca Film Festival After-Party For Puncture Hosted By (RED)

Where: 1Oak

Who Was There: Chris Evans, Jesse L. Martin, Vinessa Shaw, Adam and Mark Kassen

Other Details: Partygoers enjoyed Stolichnaya Vodka specialty cocktails, Heineken beers and a selection of wines provided by Wines Of Argentina and danced along to the music of 1Oak's house DJ. [Via]



Heineken Hosts The Tribeca Film Festival After-Party For The Trip At The Chelsea Room

Where: Chelsea Room

Who Was There: Steve Coogan, Robyn Brydon, David Byrne

Other Details: The film centers on a road trip comics take together to quaint restaurants in the English countryside. Think Sideways with an accent. You know you have a good party when one of the Talking Heads is in the house.  [Via]

Tribeca Film Festival Celebrates The Premiere Of Lotus Eaters

Where: Liberty Hall

Who Was There: Michael Stipe, Alexandra McGuinness,

Other Details:According to Vanity Fair: "The film follows Alice (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young model-turning-actress, and her friend Felix as they stumble through a youthful haze of cigarettes, vodka baths, and late-night revelry to the point where the fabulous really starts to wear you down." Sounds good. Michael Stipe looks jazzed, JAZZED, about it. [Via]



Karl Lagerfeld & Rachel Bilson Debut Film for Magnum Ice Cream [More photos HERE]

Where: 555 West 18th St.

Who Was There: Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Rachel Bilson

Other Details: Weird. Lagerfeld was in town to screen the three short films starring Rachel Bilson and Baptiste Giabiconi for the launch of Magnum Ice Cream. Ice cream and fashion types!?!?! Isn't ice cream evil? While not confirmed, it can be assumed that no one actually ate any dessert. Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE.

NEW YORK CITY OPERA Fall Gala: Defying Gravity: The Music of STEPHEN SCHWARTZ [More photos HERE]

Where: David H. Koch Theater

Who Was There: Kristin Chenowith, Victor Garber, Stephen Schwartz, George Steel, Allison Burton Parker, Robert Verdi, Angela Chao, Gilles Bensimon, Amy Fine Collins, Isaac Mizrahi, Danny Meyer, Hilary Rhoda, Hamish Bowles, HRH Princess Marina of Greece, HRH Princess Alexandra of Greece, Julie Koch, David Koch

Other Details: Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, known for Wicked and GodSpell on Broadway, and the Amy Adams vehicle Enchanted , was honored at this year’s Spring Gala. There was dinner, dancing, cocktails and stellar performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Raul Esparza and Ann Hampton Callaway. Don't forget to look at more photos HERE.

Opening Night & After Party for "Jerusalem"

Where: Brasserie 8 1/2

Who Was There: Gina Gershon, America Ferrera, Charlie Cox, Greg Germann, Gillian Jacobs, Geraldine Hughes, Alan David, Mackenzie Crook, Mark Rylance, John Gallagher Jr., Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Barry Sloane, Jez Butterworth

Other Details: Jez Butterworth's "Jerusalem," opened last night and had a celebratory afterparty. A reviewer on HuffPo said, "Jerusalem is a solid work and no, it's not too English. An untrammeled romantic past versus a dull, middle class present is hardly a tension you can't grasp if you don't live in Yorkshire. It didn't cut too deeply for me, however."


The New York Premiere of the HBO Series, TREME

Where: Moma

Who Was There: Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens, Jon Seda, Lisa Seda, Khandi Alexander, Michiel Huisman, Melissa Leo, Lucia Micarelli, Anthony Bourdain, Eric Bogosian, India Ennenga, Michael Stuhlbarg

Other Details: HBO celebrated the second season of TREME.


Where: The National Arts Club

Who Was There: Bobby Kennedy III, Annika Connor, Peter Davis, Marielle Connor, Chrishaunda Lee, Ed Nardoza, Peter Kaplan

Other Details: Despite having just politely outed their president and zebra finch murdered O. Aldon James, the now-de-hoarded National Arts Club held a party last night that went off without a hitch. Tweeted: "WWD Party. Swanky & Tipsy crowd. Flashing lights and lots of chatter."

Celebration for Publication: SWEET JIMINY by KRISTIN GORE

Where: The Mercer Hotel

Who Was There: Karenna Gore Schiff, Kristin Gore, Renee Zellweger, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Jon Bon Jovi, Gayle King, Rachel Roy, Andre Balazs, Dorothea Hurley, Jason Sudeikis

Other Details: Kristin Gore’s third novel, “Sweet Jiminy,” paints a stirringly detailed portrait of a small Mississippi town haunted by hidden tensions and two decades-old-murders. Bon Jovi was there for some reason! Anyway, Here is Kristin talking about the book on the Today Show: