Helene and Omar Sy

Helene and Omar Sy. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Startraksphoto.com.

What: The New York premiere of Samba, a film starring Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

When: Thursday, July 16th.

Where: The Paris Theatre in New York.

Who: Omar Sy and co-director Olivier Nakache were joined by fashion designer Maria Cornejo, model Tali Lennox, photographer Michael Avedon, and actresses Sarita Choudhury, Kiera Chaplin and Lilly Englert.

Why: Sy's co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg was not present, but a gaggle of French fans were instead.