Helmer Michael Moore celebrated the premiere — and rapturous response, including a U.S. pickup by United Artists — of his documentary “Bowling for Columbine” with a low-key, open-air dinner by the sea at the Plage l’evasion.

Fare included Thai beef curry and pasta with pesto, both sauteed to order. Among those who attended the Alliance Atlantis soiree were Paramount acquisitions exec Susan Glatzer, Toronto Film Festival director Piers Handling, and Alliance Atlantis execs Peter Sussman and Seaton McLean.