Indie thriller washes up at Gotham bow
Blair Witch morphed into Blair Fish Monday night at Lions Gate’s Gotham preem of the aquatic nightmare “Open Water.”Hometown director-scribe Chris Kentis and his producer wife, Laura Lau, welcomed the small cast and crew (including their parents) to the Chelsea screening, which drew a crowd of horror film fans seeking autographs from the virtually unknown filmmakers and cast as well their “Blair Witch Project” indie horror icons: producer Gregg Hale and director Ed Sanchez. Convening afterwards at the appropriately adorned Coral Room (complete with a mermaid swimming in the club’s super-sized fish tank) were castmates Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis and Saul (“It’s all his fault”) Stein. After-partiers included “The Manchurian Candidate’s” Vera Farmiga, Dallas Roberts (“A Home at the End of the World”), Matt Dillon and Fisher Stevens.
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