Outside The Law director Rachid Bouchareb (r.) and significant other at today’s Peggy Siegal luncheon at Manhattan’s Four Seasons. The film “is first and foremost a potent piece of filmed entertainment,” wrote L.A. Times critic Kenneth Turan last May. “Starring three of the four actors who starred in Bouchareb’s Oscar-nominated Days of Glory as a trio of Algerian brothers who get caught up in the struggle for independence, this is a kind of Once Upon a Time in the Revolution, a film that adroitly puts Hollywood epic style at the service of compelling Third World subject matter.” I only just saw it last night, but I agree up and down.

Also at today’s Outside The Law luncheon (l. to r.): director-writer Paul Schrader, actor Robert Wuhl, director Paul Morrissey.