The "Quantum of Solace" globe-trotting
premiere schedule touched down in New York City last night
11th November 2008) for a special screening. The 22nd James
Bond film made its American debut in aid of Robert De Niro's
Tribeca Film Institute at the AMC Lincoln Square Theatre.
Above: Tribeca Institute co-founder
Jane Rosenthal, Daniel Craig and Satsuki Mitchell
007 star Daniel Craig appeared
with De Niro on the red carpet, but neither took questions
from the media during the photocall.
Craig did later give interviews to the press, and was joined
by his girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell. From the "Quantum
of Solace" team were producer Barbara Broccoli and American
actor Jeffrey Wright, who plays CIA agent Felix
The $1,000-a-ticket screening gave the Tribeca Film Institute
the kind of boost that few nonprofits are likely to see in
this economy. "This benefit is our budget for next year," said
relieved TFI co-founder Jane Rosenthal. "It's trying times
The benefit alone pulled in upwards of $475,000, surpassing
its fund-raising goal and outperforming any of TFI's previous
yearly shindigs. The organisation has Jeffrey Wright to thank
for the screening: the "Quantum" co-star sits on
the board and asked Sony to provide a print of the film to
boost attendance at the annual event (last year's fund-raiser
didn't include a screening).
Above: Producer Barbara Broccoli,
actors Robert De Niro and Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright
A big after-screening dinner was held at the Tavern on the
Green, but Craig and company skipped the formalities and headed
to Bar Bouloud instead. "It has such a rich cinematic history," Wright said
of the Bond film series. Producer Barbara Broccoli was quick
to defend the series' new, darker tone. "I think the film
has a lot of resonance today," she said. "Marc Forster
is quite a spectacular director. We'd love for him to do another."
"Quantum of Solace" opens nationwide
in the USA and Canada on Friday 14th November 2008.