Vanity Fair Celebrates Film Festival With Star-Studded Event
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The 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival was celebrated by Vanity Fair Tuesday night with an exclusive dinner at the New York State Supreme Court House.
Among those walking the red carpet were actors Robert DeNiro, Josh Lucas, Kanye West, Debra Messing, Spike Lee, Ivanka Trump and Harvey Keitel.
Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal says that the theme of this year's festival includes a lot of laughs.
"We've got Woody Allen. We've got Spike Lee's movies," she said. "We've got a lot of filmmakers that you haven't heard of and a lighter fair of entertainment than you've ever heard of before. I think we all need a few laughs this year."
Tennis star John McEnroy was happy to be coming to the courthouse by invitation.
"This is beautiful. I like coming here when I don't have to come here," he said.
Henry Cavill, one of the stars of Woody Allen's opening-night film, "Whatever Works," was at the party.
"It is fantastic. It's my first time at Tribeca Film Festival and I'm loving it so far," he said.
"Sopranos" star Edie Falco said she too was looking forward to the flicks.
"Being able to see more of the movies I want to see that I don't have to," she said. 'Even just looking at the catalogue in the past was so intimidating and I know they've had to scale down a little bit, which actually works for me. You know, pop into stuff that I might not have expected to see, and be able to get a seat and be able to see movies that I may not get to see any place else."
Jonathan Tisch of the Loews hotel group was looking forward to the festival.
"This event is so important for all New Yorkers and it allows us to remember the tragedy of September 11th, when the festival was founded," he said. "But now we're in another difficult moment and to offer New Yorkers a chance to relax to get out of their homes, to be with their neighbors and really come together to remind us all the time, what an amazing city this is!"