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Two weeks of film, finagling and frolicking started with a bang Tuesday in New York as the first of many Tribeca Film Festival events got underway. Vanity Fair lit up the steps of the Supreme Courthouse for its annual gala, which drew such heavy-hitters as former Viacom executive Tom Freston, CBS' Leslie Moonves and the Weinstein Co.'s Harvey Weinstein, as well as stars including Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Farther uptown, filmmakers and festival well-wishers -- including the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting's Katherine Oliver -- overran the Tribeca Cinemas. On Wednesday morning, the fest's Jane Rosenthal, Peter
Scarlet and Beth Janson headed up the Tribeca All Access breakfast at Centrico restaurant. That night served as the event's official kickoff, with former Vice President Al Gore hosting a gala at the BMCC Tribeca PAC that featured the premiere of nine short films produced by Save Our Selves, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about climate change. The screenings were followed by bash at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden that drew such boldfaced names as Eric Bogosian, Bennett Miller and Martin Scorsese, as well as Jon Bon Jovi, who performed a three-song set. Tribeca runs through May 6.