Right to party in ‘Paradise’

9/11-related pic preems in Gotham

A subdued crowd gathered at the Beekman Theater Wednesday night for Bravo’s presentation of Israel Horovitz’s “3 Weeks after Paradise.” Special is the centerpiece of net’s 9/11 anniversary coverage.

“For a period after Sept. 11, I simply couldn’t calm down,” said Horovitz about the catalyst for his intensely personal monologue. “You always think, ‘If I write about it, it will make me feel better.’ It doesn’t, but I hope it communicates and touches people — because it’s not a big political statement. It’s just really a father worrying.”

Family members Matthew, Adam, Rachael, Hanna and Oliver joined their father for the pic’s unspooling. “It’s probably harder for my family to look at,” he mused. “But I think one day my family will look back on the film and see that it’s a love letter to them.”

“We were struggling, because we’re not a news outlet,” said Bravo exec Frances Berwick on selecting appropriate programming. “I have no idea what television will be like on the eleventh, but we’re hoping that enough people will see this. There’s so much you can empathize with, not just if you’re a New Yorker.”

Mark Ruffalo, Rosemary Harris, Scott Glenn, Jill Clayburgh and Barbara de Fina were among the guests who mingled in the theater lobby for a post-screening reception.

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