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iPOP at the Gotham Awards and the Kodak Black & White post-Gothams Party

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 6, 2004 at 2:0AM

iPOP at the Gotham Awards and the Kodak Black & White post-Gothams Party
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iPOP at the Gotham Awards and the Kodak Black & White post-Gothams Party

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

The annual Gotham Awards is a glittering affair held at Pier 60, which brought out quite a celebrity crowd as well as the New York filmmaking community. Jim Carrey, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Dillon, Cuba Gooding, Jr., David O. Russell and more are just some of the names we can name-drop here. The event, hosted by IFP/New York, began with a really great cocktail party, followed by a dinner, then the actual awards ceremony, which was broadcast live on IFC for the first time. Afterward, Kodak hosted its 'Black & White Celebrating the Gotham Awards' bash at the Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan, which brought out many of the Gothmers for a little late-night fun.




"Maria Full of Grace" had a great evening at the Gothams, winning the director award for Josh Marston, and the breakthrough actor prize for Catalina Sandino Moreno. The two are pictured here earlier in the day at a small lunch held in their honor on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Moreno was sanguine about her new found notoriety, saying that the press in her native Colombia had been the hardest on her, but that her mother often became excited for her, and gave her cell phone number out to members of the press. Moreno, who now lives in New York, said she had to change her number.


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Super-dooper stars Mark Wahlberg, Jim Carrey, and David O. Russell caused quite a raucous when they greeted one another at the Gotham Awards, hosted by IFP/New York and held at Pier 60. Carrey attended the awards as part of the event's tribute to "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," while David O. Russell and Marky Mark, from "I Heart Huckabees" presented an award during the ceremony.


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Mark Wahlberg also met up with his friends Kevin Bacon and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Kevin Bacon, from "The Woodsman" presented one of the awards during the evening, while Cuba hung out with friends at the event. The tables were very close together, so it almost felt like everyone could sit with one celeb or another.


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"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" director Michel Gondry took his son to the Gothams. The pair hung out during the cocktail party prior to the event, which was a lot of fun. Gondry's son was playing video games on his phone during the event, and wore some cool clothes with cool buttons.


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A cluster of distributors talking biz together at the cocktail party prior to the awards event at Chelsea Piers. From left to right: IDP chief Michael Silberman, Focus Features' Linda Ditrinco, Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Prasis, and Steve Gilula from Fox Searchlight. Avid readers of the weekly indieWIRE box office report will remember Gilula who's been a regular interviewee of late with all of their recent money-making films.


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James Schamus, co-prez of Focus Features shared a chat with director/actor John Cameron Mitchell prior to the awards ceremony. Mitchell hosted the red carpet portion of the evening which was carried live on IFC. Despite the cold weather, people turned out for the arrivals on the large enclosed pier over the Hudson River. Some girls screamed as some celebs walked the carpet. I wonder who it could've been....


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iPOP didn't have a place to actually sit at the Gothams, but did get into the cocktail portion of the evening... that is, until Wellspring came to the rescue (thanks Ryan and Marie-Therese) who offered a seat just as the dinner began (being a fundraising event, the tables aren't cheap). Seated at the table were "Tarnation" producer and director Stephen Winter (left) and writer/director Jonathan Caouette (their film was nominated for the doc prize), "In the Realms of the Unreal" director Jessica Yu, the film's producer Sue West, and sales agent for the film, Josh Braun.


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Magnolia Pictures' Tom Quinn, IFC's Kelly DeVyne, United Artists' Jack Turner and Joe Revitte from Banyan Tree films having a good ole-time at the cocktail party. In order to usher everyone into the main room for the party, the lights had to be turned on and off several times to get people to move inside. Everyone loves to socialize!


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Celluloid Dreams' Charlotte Mickie and Wellspring's Marie Therese Guirgis at the Gothams cocktail party. Marie Therese is supposed to have a December party of her own including a batch of Tamales... Bring 'em on Marie Therese!


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Tucked nicely into their seats awaiting the beginning of the festivities, the crew from "Down to the Bone" inside during the dinner portion of the night. From left to right is: producer Susan Leber, the film's director, Debra Granik (who was nominated for the director prize) and the star of the film, Vera Farmiga.


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"Brother to Brother" star Anthony Mackie traveled downtown to the Tribeca Cinemas for the post-Gothams party hosted by Kodak (which indieWIRE and the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture & TV Development co-sponsored along with Wines from Spain). Sherry martinis were some of the drinks of the evening, along with the usual cocktails.


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Hanging at the party, John Vanco (left), who will be programming the new Waverly Theater when it opens in Manhattan, with friends Mary Ann Hult from Newmarket and journalist (and former iW senior editor) Anthony Kaufman at the post-Gothams party downtown.


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Lori Silverbush, writer and director of "On the Outs" came down to the Kodak Black & White party with Tom Coliccio, chef/partner of Manhattan's Gramercy Tavern restaurant. Colicchio, a chef superstar according to the party's organizer Johnny Leahan (and he should know) had a couple of people approach him at the party to get his autograph. It sure would be great to have a meal at Gramercy at least one time while living in New York!


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Decked out in black and white (black clothes and white skin), filmmakers Luci Westphal-Solary and hubby Scott are having a glass of wine at the party. Scott is directing his doc "All God's Children (which you can read about from time to time in the iW blogs, which he contributes to). Luci is producing the film.


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Wellspring's Vanessa Arteaga and Marissa Keselica are always fun to have around. Arteaga, like the iW crew, just came back from Amsterdam attending the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) but she, along with us, mustered up the energy to party down Wednesday night at the Gothams, or post-Gothams in this case.


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Where would we at iW be without these guys? Current indieWIRE interns Shilpa Mankikar and Stu VanAirsdale are critical to helping us through our daily workload here at iW (believe us, we give them a lot to do). Shilpa is in film school at Columbia, and Stu is in journalism school at NYU. You saw them here first!


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In the center of the mayhem, Killer Films' Charles Pugliese (left) and Jocelyn Hayes turned up at the Kodak Black & White. Warner Independent Pictures' Paul Federbush (right) flew in from L.A. to attend the Gothams. He chatted off-and-on during the ceremony with Ethan Hawke, who was seated next to him. iPOP didn't get a snap of him that night, but he sure did look terrific!


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Anna Gabriel (right) came by the party with some mutual friends from her nearby apartment. She hung out with Newport Film Festival's Sky Sitney. Anna's film, "Growing Up on Tour: A Family Portrait" screened in October at the Woodstock Film Festival. The film profiles her family and father, pop singer Peter Gabriel. Anna's giving her finger a good lick for the snap.


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Kathy Koch, John Johnston, Ann Turner, and Brian Spruill take in the scene at the Gothams ahead of their Kodak Black & White Party celebrating the Gothams, which began after the awards in Lower Manhattan.


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