With awards season fast approaching, this week saw a number of familiar faces popping up at parties, film festivals, screenings and lunches in the U.S. and abroad.
New York kicked off DOC NYC with Artistic Director Thom Powers and “Grey Gardens” director Albert Maysles in attendance. Earlier in the week Gucci hosted a swanky party in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to fete Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours,” while Miranda Richardson and Sally Hawkins attended a lunch in honor of their work in Nigel Cole’s “Made in Dagenham.” Over on Madison Avenue, actor Paul Giamatti showed up in support of Richard J. Lewis’ “Barney’s Version,” alongside host Elie Wiesel.
Meanwhile, over on the West Coast, Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards winners posed for photos in California after learning of their good fortune. And Joan Rivers herself made it out to Sheffield, England for the screening of Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg’s documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” which kicked off the Sheffield Doc/Fest.