Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Hosted By Vanity Fair: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Ray Kelly (PHOTOS)

Vanity Fair hosted the opening party for the annual Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday with some of the industry's biggest celebrities turning up for the bash including Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The festival, now in its 11th year, opened at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York, which served as a unique background for celebrities and media folk to pose for photographers.

Never to miss a beat in the city's party circuit, author Salman Rushdie made an appearance, posing with Vanity Fair editor Amy Fine Collins.

Also in attendance was Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and son, Good Day New York host Greg Kelly, whose shocking rape probe in January ended in "total exoneration."

Check out photos of the grand fete from Patrick McMullan below: