In the News: Eamonn’s Closed

eamonns-1-by-tribeca-citizeneamonns-2-by-tribeca-citizen••• Eamonn’s of Brooklyn, counterintuitively located on Murray Street, has been closed by order of the New York Supreme Court. (Grub Street)

••• Damn that volcano! “Organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival, which was started eight years ago to help the city recover from 9/11, learned that some of the directors and stars of its 85 featured films might be stranded in Europe when the festival begins on Wednesday. Mat Whitecross, the director of the documentary Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and Pascal Chaumeil, who directed the French feature Heartbreaker, may be unable to find flights to the United States, a festival official said. ‘The film festival is not just about showing films,’ said Tammie Rosen, vice president for communications at the festival. ‘It’s about making American Express seem cool having the filmmaker here and having that post-screening Q. & A., that chance to meet with the audience.’ Festival organizers were trying not just to reroute the filmmakers but scrambling, if all else failed, to deploy technology to bring them over virtually—by satellite or other means.” Could that mean… teleportation? (New York Times) P.S. I’d like to apologize for the virus in my computer.

••• Speaking of the Tribeca Film Festival, director Ed Burns—whose new film, Nice Guy Johnny, is showing in the TFF—also talked to the New York Post about some of his Tribeca favorites: Edon Manor, Issey Miyake, you can probably guess the rest. (Is that photo faked? Sure looks like it.)

••• New York magazine interviews Catherine Keener (♥♥♥♥♥♥♥) at Warren 77, because she’s friends with co-owner Sean Avery. The three of us need to hang, ASAP. Ed Burns can come if he wants.


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