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Glamour-ous short films screen

'Persepolis' premieres; Scorsese honored; 'Breaking the Ice' at benefit; Italian films screen

HOLLYWOOD — The fun thing about the premiere for a shorts program is that there’s plenty of time left to party.

Glamour Reel Moments unspooled on Thursday at the Directors Guild three short films based on stories written by Glamour mag readers and directed by Rita Wilson, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Hudson. Afterwards, preemgoers walked over to the Chateau Marmont for a noisy after-party featuring loud ’80s music and food served in bento boxes.

Glamour VP-publisher Bill Wackermann introduced the trio. “There are three more women directors in Hollywood. Hooray for that,” he said.

“It’s amazing what you think you know until you get behind the camera,” Wilson mused.

“It was a terrifying experience,” added Dunst, who exhorted the aud to “be kind.”

And speaking of lessons learned, Hudson declared, “I’ll never be late to a movie set again.”

Among those cheering the trio were Tom Hanks, Walter Parkes, Dennis Miller and Kurt Russell.

– Shalini Dore

‘Persepolis’ premieres in New York

Catherine Deneuve and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker were onhand at Sunday’s New York Film Festival premiere on “Persepolis.”

NIAF honors Martin Scorsese

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) was honored by the National Italian American Foundation at a gala Saturday in Washington D.C.

Scorsese launched a new NIAF program in memory of Jack Valenti.

Actors break the ice at event

Actree Maggie Q and actor justin long were all smiles at Saturday’s “Breaking the Ice” benefit in Santa Monica for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which works to protect the marine ecosystem.

Egyptian Theater launches Italian film fest

Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and actor Warren Beatty were onhand at Wednesday’s Fourth annual Cinema Italian Style Festival at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.