Item: Today I've posted below a new clip from the movie--a warm, friendly and gentle family dinner table moment, a la the Rizzo's.

Item: Thanks in large part to you, dear readers, the "City Island" screenings sold out. Thankfully, the good people at Tribeca have added a screening--on Sunday, May 3rd. Click here to buy tickets to the new screening. And by the way, don't be put off by the "sold out" thing with the other screenings. It turns out you can get tickets on the day of the screening. These are called "rush tickets" for reasons I don't understand.

Item: Last night I was the second guest speaker at Peter Newman's NYU class which examines the business behind independent filmmaking. The first guest speaker was Geoff Gilmore, one of the greats of the Film Festival world. (For many years Geoff was the head programmer of Sundance. This year he's moved back to New York and is heading up Tribeca). I recounted much of what you've been reading in this blog over the past couple of weeks--the slog to get the movie put together and up and running.

Item: Tonight is the "filmmakers party" for TFF. I will dutifully go and report back to you on what is sure to be a dull and uneventful evening.

Item: Tomorrow night is the Woody Allen premiere, with pre-party at the Essex House. I will dutifullly go and report back on what is bound to be an infinitely more amusing evening than tonight's...

The Sinister Saga of Staging City Island will continue tomorrow--where last we left it, Julianna Margulies and I were poised to have lunch and discuss the possibility of her being in the movie. Meanwhile (as if you didn't already know the outcome) here's Julianna--and for that matter the whole cast except Emily Mortimer--in that dinner table scene. Enjoy...


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