iPOP at the Tribeca Film Festival Vol. 2

by Brian Brooks

Tribeca parties headed into full gear Wednesday, beginning with a pleasantly intimate soiree for Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things" in, of course, Lower Manhattan. The director was joined by Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, and Gretchen Mol as well as friends Gale Harold ("Queer as Folk") and director Darren Aronofsky. Also sippin' cocktails downtown was the "Style Wars" gang at Bauhaus, including director Tony Silver.

Actor Paul Rudd takes a moment from socializing to pose for a pic. An intimate soiree at The Independent restaurant in Lower Manhattan celebrated "The Shape of Things," which is featured in the Tribeca Film Festival's Special Screenings section.

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"The Shape of Things" director Neil LaBute (center) at the very navigable party sans crushing hordes of revelers. Star Rachel Weisz (left) joined LaBute as well as production designer, Lynette Meyer.

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Producer Eric Watson and director Darren Aronofsky ("Requiem for a Dream") at the party.

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"Style Wars" co-producer Henry Chalfant, hip-hop producer El-P, "Style Wars" director Tony Silver, Plexifilm's Gary Hustwit, Cowboy's Julie Fontaine, and Plexifilm's Chris Ronis.

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The "Justice" team: Rep. Richard Abramowitz, with producer Amy Baird, rep Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, producer Amelia Dallis, and director Evan Oppenheimer (on top) hanging out at the Tribeca Film Festival hospitality suite enjoying some goodies.

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Also at the hospitality suite hanging, "Cinemania" co-directors Steven Kijak and Angela Christlieb gearing up for their interview with the BBC.

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