Sure, the Tribeca Film Festival is just around the corner, but first we've got smaller players to field — namely the Gen Art Film Festival. The Acura-heavy week-long event was sure to have some pleasantries, as evidenced by last night's screening of Shut Up And Sing, where the ensemble cast of Molly Shannon & Co. proved there's more to laugh at the Hamptons about than coked up publicists at Star Room. (And kudos to to the cast for having everyone show up.)
But that's not where the fun ends, especially when Colin Farrell's involved. You remember him from such films as Phone Booth, Alexander, and, oh yeah, that porn flic with Nicole Narain.
The recovering alcoholic – who wrapped Miami Vice before entering rehab for pain killer dependency in December – showed up Thursday night to catch Wristcutters: A Love Story at the Clearview West cinema in Chelsea. And while Open All Night was reporting the just-out-of-rehab Irishman sipped only Coca-Cola across the street at the Westside Tavern before the movie, we hear his imbibing at the afterparty at BED wasn't typical of a supposed teetotaler.
No doubt sipping plenty of the sponsor-provided Johnny Walker Black Label (or was it Citroc vodka?), Farrell spent the evening getting sloshed — to the dismay of the hoards of publicists catering to every aspect of the event. Noticeably absent? Farrell's own publicist, Danica Smith, who we hear actually phoned in before the event to request handlers escort Colin from the party if he got out of control. In the end, that's exactly what happened when the Black Label started looking like colors of the rainbow.