Hot start to Tribeca

NY fest kicks off with 'SOS'

The Tribeca film fest’s opening-night event on Wednesday had the same big-message feel as last year’s “United 93” bow, only this time it was in the service of climate change, with “SOS,” a series of nine shorts.

Martin Scorsese hailed “An Inconvenient Truth.” Al Gore emphasized the importance of a “truth force,” and Jon Bon Jovi sang acoustic renditions of “Living on a Prayer” — and, eerily at a global warming-themed event, George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun.”

Marquee was the place to be on Thursday night when guests, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier, showed up to celebrate Kevin Connolly‘s “Gardener of Eden” preem.

Down the road at Meatpacking District hotspot PM, “2 Days in Paris” writer-director-star Julie Delpy mingled with Adam Goldberg and Christina Ricci. Judging from the lines of studio execs patting her on the back, Delpy seems destined to continue her career behind the camera. Pic is being distribbed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Red Envelope.

Just hours after the hot parties ended, Bob Balaban, Chris Cooper and Tribeca’s Jane Rosenthal looked impressively unrumpled at Paradigm’s annual Tribeca breakfast at the Union Square W on Friday.

Murmurs heard over eggs and muffins indicated that industryites were particularly interested in screening helmer Zak Penn‘s poker comedy “The Grand,” which was set to premiere later in the day.

Weekend preems included Tricia Regan‘s doc “Autism: The Musical,” Mary Stuart Masterson‘s “The Cake Eaters” and Matthew Bonifacio‘s “Amexicano.”

John Leguizamo and Cyndi Lauper hosted the “Autism” after-party at the Knitting Factory on Sunday, but without much room to mix and mingle, it was difficult to tell if the hosts made it to the shindig.

“They might be here. They might not be,” Regan admitted.

(Willa Paskin, Ian Mohr and Steve Zeitchik contributed to this report.)

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