Night out at Tribeca
Helmer M. Night Shyamalan hit Tribeca over the weekend to read from his upcoming tome “Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story.”“We just locked the picture (“Lady in the Water”) yesterday,” sighed the busy director at Tribeca Grand Hotel, where a set was modeled after the Annie Leibovitz photos in the American Express ad featuring Shyamalan. “I put a lot of time into this book. So my hat is off to all authors out there,” he added. Also around the fest, the Cinema Society threw a preem for First Look Pictures’ “The Proposition,” a Nick Cave-penned Western, at the IFC Center. Damon Dash and Tina Brown — a potentially unlikely pairing — played host to Gabriel Byrne, Trudie Styler, Brendan Fraser, Alexis Bledel, Helena Christensen and Dan Abrams. Tenpercentery Paradigm threw a breakfast at the W Hotel in Union Square, where bleary-eyed specialty film execs could refuel for another day of screenings and meetings. Proving there’s something for everyone, soccer moms and their broods viewed a North American preem of Touchstone Pictures’ “Goal!” on Sunday, just a month before the kickoff of another emotional World Cup season. Glenn Holsten‘s “Saint of 9/11” was one of a handful of docus that fest co-founder Jane Rosenthal has been touting. “There was a lot more laughter than I ever dreamed,” Holsten said after it preemed, “because the story is so intense, and it’s a very visceral film.” Pic follows New York Fire Dept. Chaplain Mychal Judge, a priest who gave his life after administering last rites to a fallen firefighter.