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Swiss watchmaker IWC hosts the Tribeca Film Festival's annual Filmmakers Dinner


Donna Karan and Karolina Kurkova   
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Donna Karan’s Urban Zen loft played host to the cinema crowd last night. Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal gathered the likes of Olivia Wilde, Alessandro Nivola, and Jack Huston to celebrate IWC's contribution to the festival's education and young-filmmakers program. "This is fantastic. I love this place," a relaxed De Niro told Karan. Working the room, Karan told, "We're connecting the dots tonight. Fashion, film, young entrepreneurs—preserving what we've made but also celebrating the next group."

Speaking of the next group, Penn Badgley, whose buzzy Greetings from Tim Buckley premieres on Tuesday, was in the house and eager to talk business. "It's an admittedly strange meditation on a father-son relationship. And for me, the first time I can be resolutely creative and artistic," Badgley said. The actor plays the title character's estranged son, the late musician Jeff Buckley, alongside Imogen Poots. After dinner, IWC and the TFF awarded filmmaker Jeff Malmberg with a limited-edition watch and a check for $25,000. His latest film, Teatro, centers around an Italian village struggling to hold on to its artistic traditions, a message that Karan and co. could really get behind. A Blumarine-clad Karolina Kurkova couldn't contain her excitement about her upcoming project. "We're working on Season Two of The Face this fall, which is great. We're thrilled it's coming back."

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