iPOP at the New York Premiere of IFC's "A Decade Under the Influence"

by Brian Brooks

Robert Altman, Lili Taylor, and John Cameron Mitchell were some of the celebs that turned up for IFC's premiere of doc "A Decade Under the Influence" by directors Richard LaGravenese and the late Ted Demme. The film, which investigates the prolific period of cinema in the 1970s, screened at MoMA's historic Gramercy Theater on 23rd Street. Afterward, the crowd sauntered over to Sciuscia in the Hotel Giraffe on Park Avenue South for open bar and a DJ spinning '60s and '70s tunes. Members of the press also vied for position to snap photos of the arriving glitterati and a film crew following celebrity photographer Patrick McMullen rudely elbowed yours truly for position to take Altman's pic. Also enjoying the festivities were IFC bigwigs and director Richard LaGravenese with his family.

Happy to run into each other (and people happy to watch them greet one another) Lili Taylor and John Cameron Mitchell trade grins at the after party.

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Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Entertainment, "A Decade Under the Influence" director Richard LaGravenese and Kathy Dore, president of IFC Companies pose for photos.

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Robert Altman chats up admirers at the soiree. The director is one of the subjects who appears in the film documenting cinema in the '70s.

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"American Splendor" directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman with "The Station Agent" producer Kathryn Tucker and producer/attorney John Sloss huddle for a chat at the event.

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IFC's Saudia Davis, publicity coord., IFC Films; Michelle Panzer, director of Publicity, IFC Films; and Elektra Gray, director of consumer public relations, IFC Entertainment in front of the "Decade" poster at the party.

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Nevette Previd, director of marketing, IFC Films, Dirty Rice's Anne Chaisson and Kelly DeVine, supervisor of film acquisitions for IFC Entertainment take a moment to flash smiles for iW.

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