2009 April 27

Filmmakers Al Fresco

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(NEW YORK) With New York playing host to the Tribeca Film Festival as we write, the city can't rid the movies from its collective unconscious. The chic set capped off a gorgeous weekend with an al fresco cocktail fête at the Cooper Square Hotel Sunday night, courtesy of the Independent Filmmaker Project. The group, chaired by Hunter Gray and Anthony Bregman, celebrated its 30th anniversary with the Swarovski-sponsored event hosted by the ever-stylish Katie Holmes, and the balcony at the top of the downtown hotel was teeming with partygoers like Sanaa Lathan taking in the gorgeous views and enjoying the first real weekend of summer-worthy temperatures. Paul Sevigny and Harley Viera-Newton provided the tunes; guests danced along to the Proclaimers and Dolly Parton while sampling from the caviar bar and sipping ChamBull (that’s Moët & Chandon topped off with Red Bull, natch)--teetotallers opted for the Illy Issimo. Now if only the weather could always be so agreeable...

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