A Night at Indie Film's Gotham Awards

December 3, 2014 6:44 PM

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This year's Gotham Awards, the indie film world's Academy awards, were marked by a giant jump in etiquette. Unlike last year, the guests at the packed cavernous Cipriani Wall Street refrained from yakking full decibel through the speeches. The manners police must have sent round a memo this year, so the ambient chatter was dialed down to a hum -- though maybe one group of incorrigibles, table 74, you know who you are - didn't get it.

The event was also glitzier and starrier than in editions past, featuring through-the-roof celebs and delightfully witty speeches from actors who don't always cut it when they go live. For me, though, it started more with a whimper than a bang. I arrived out of the rain off the 2/3 train, which was ...

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