Robert De Niro, Graydon Carter, and Ron Perelman Host Tribeca Film Fest Bash


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Last night, Vanity Fair fêted the ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival with a cocktail party featuring a wide-ranging cast of characters. Lining up at the State Supreme Courthouse was everyone from Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to Martha Stewart to festival co-founder Robert De Niro. Queen Noor of Jordan, who's become a regular fixture of the TFF circuit on behalf of the King Hussein Foundation, was eager to chat about the Media and Humanity Program she launched in 2007. "This year we're showing a film called Budrus, which humanizes both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, so it's a wonderful message," she said.

She wasn't the only one with an agenda. Christy Turlington Burns worked the red carpet not only as a supporter of her filmmaker husband, Edward Burns (whose Nice Guy Johnny is premiering this week), but also as the director of an ambitious new feature-length documentary called No Woman, No Cry. The film is an elaborate series of stories examining the topic of women's health across the globe, with a particular focus on child birth within third world countries. "This issue affects us all," the supermodel told us. "It's something that's very universal, and I thought this film would be a great way to rally people for the cause."

An Azzedine Alaïa-clad Veronica Webb, meanwhile, offered a lighter note. Reflecting on the most stylish movies of all time, she had no hesitation in naming a favorite. "Two for the Road, with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney," she said. "That's it. Without question."

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