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Tropfest founder and director John Polson tapped Liev Schreiber to host the first Brooklyn edition. The star of the brand new Showtime television series Ray Donovan had a show of support from partner Naomi Watts earlier in the evening prior to the screenings. On the firing line were the judges, Academy Award winning producer Fisher Stevens for The Cove, screenwriter Charles Randolph, writer Malcolm Gladwell, actress Lake Bell and Wnyc host Leonard Lopate who were seeing the films for the first time on a monitor.

Polson informed me that the judges watch the films "live, they score them. And then we show them the results before we go on stage to make sure they're happy. This is a live event. We're going to be up there ten minutes after the last film announcing the winner." The Australian team Tristan Klein and Nick Baker from New »

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