‘Happy Tears’ all around

Mitchell Lichtenstein still beaming over cast

For his sophomore outing, “Happy Tears” writer-helmer Mitchell Lichtenstein found casting stars Parker Posey and Demi Moore less difficult than he originally thought it would be.

“First we sent the script to Parker’s manager, and it actually made it into her hands,” Lichtenstein said at Mr. Chow following pic’s MoMA screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Donna Karan. “She was really enthusiastic and interested in the script and signed on. Then it was about finding her sister in the film. I very quickly thought of Demi, who liked Parker’s work and wanted to do something with her. So it all ended up happening pretty seamlessly.”

Moore, who arrived with hubby Ashton Kutcher, dined with helmer and Posey as well as co-star Ellen Barkin at the after-party.

Guests including Ang Lee, Mira Sorvino and Adam Lambert took in the film.

Lichtenstein, an actor, said he never a thought of casting himself in “Tears.”

“When I segued into writing and directing, I sort of lost any desire to act,” helmer explained. “Maybe someday I will do it again, but my creative outlets are taken care of for the time being.”

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