Cannes’ crooner crew

Thesps Bernal, Bardem serenade IFC crowd

CANNES — The Hotel du Cap became the center of gravity for New York’s independent film scene Tuesday night, when IFC marked its 10th anni with a rollicking party co-sponsored by Target.

IFC prexy Kathy Dore presided over a stately dinner that served as prelude to a latenight schmooze spilling across the bar, terrace and villa. Javier Bardem, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick dined with IFC execs, then a second wave — including Roman Polanski, Billy Bob Thornton, Quentin Tarantino, Brett Ratner and Serena Williams — arrived after dinner. At one point, Bardem and Gael Garcia Bernal crooned in Spanish to revelers.

Ratner and Williams also stopped by CAA’s power bash Tuesday at the Variety Beach Club, which coincided with the launch of the Wear Yellow Live Strong campaign by the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Nike. Guests such as Richard Lovett, Rick Hess, Luc Besson and Alexandra Kerry received yellow wristbands to show support for the org aiding young people with cancer.

Buena Vista Intl.’s Cannes soiree for the Coen brothers’ latest pic Tuesday encouraged gambling — revelers were given “Ladykillers” dollars to wager in the casino — but the real highlight of the night was a perf by Jocelyn Brown, who rocked the crowd. On hand: Disney’s Nina Jacobson and U.K. chief Daniel Battsek, pic’s Tom Hanks and Roger Moore plus helmer Joel Coen.

(Timothy M. Gray and Cathy Dunkley contributed to this report.)

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