TRIBECA — Sarah Silverman should take the old adage about shoes to heart (you know, if the shoe fits, wear it?).
At the premiere of "Take This Waltz" at the BMCC Theater in Tribeca, Silverman wore her towering black heels for the first bank of paparazzi and then took them off as she raced down to the second group of photographers. She then put them on for pictures, but leaned on the backdrop for support. She looked great in her Rachel Roy dress, but the “carrying your shoes like it's the end of a wedding look” has got to go. Perhaps Sarah should choose sensible shoes next time?
Michelle Williams in Giambattista Valli and towering stilettos, however, seemed to have it under control. After working the red carpet, she did not stay for the screening, instead sneaking out the back door. She came back for a question or two at the end, walking in the main door by herself. About five minutes later, her boyfriend and star of “The Five Year Engagement”, Jason Segel, walked in alone.
Luke Kirby, who plays the “other man” to Williams' character in the film admitted it's always his role. “I am the other man tonight,” he said, but he doesn’t mind. “It felt pretty good at the end of the day. Michelle Williams is very talented and getting to share the room with her was just another reason to love doing what I do.” Aww.
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde play siblings who have just pulled off a heist in “Deadfall,” which premiered Sunday at the BMCC Theater in Tribeca as part of the Tribeca FIlm Festival. And she was so agreeable to film with, he’d like to make her family off-screen as well. “She was a great sister — she’d be a great sister in real life actually. She’s very funny and very talented. I think she’s fantastic in the film.”
Adapting books for film is director Charlie Matthau's thing.
"It fits my skill set," the writer and director admitted at the Tribeca Talks: Based on the Book, panel Sunday afternoon at the Union Square Barnes and Noble. "I can't come up with an original story for the life of me." And his new film "Freaky Deaky," came to him serendipitously. "I was on location in Michigan where Elmore [Leonard, the author of the book “Freaky Deaky”] lives. I had lunch with him and asked what his favorite book of his was, and he said "Freaky Deaky." I looked at the book and It's got me in a lot of trouble."
Matthau was joined on the panel by Thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruang, who is at the Tribeca Film Festival with “Headshot,” and director Donald Rice, whose “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding” opened Friday night.
“Freaky Deaky” made its premiere at the SVA Theater in Chelsea just after the talk and Matthau admitted he was happy to have worked with his friend of 40 years, actor Crispin Glover.
Glover, however, admitted he pretty much takes any job that comes along. “For the most part, and it depends on where I am financially, I’ll do what I’m offered.” He added, “I did have to look at this role for a while. This character was very different from who I am.”