Logical scheduling strategy led IFC Films and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to throw an elegant journalist luncheon at Michael‘s for Daniele Thompson‘s Change of Plans, which won’t open until 8.27. I need to pick up a screener and watch the film before writing something about it, and it’s best to delay a few weeks anyway. I was among the many fans of Thompson’s Avenue Montaigne (’06), which ought to count for something.

Change of Plan director-writer Daniele Thompson, FSLC senior programmer Scott Foundas (right-rear) — Wednesday, 6.9, 1:55 pm.

Attending today’s event were Thompson, critic/essayist John Anderson, Film Society of Lincoln Center senior programmer Scott Foundas, Village Voice critic Amy Dawes, N.Y. Press critic Armond White, IFC Film’s Ryan Werner, French Embassy rep Sandrine Butteau, myself and a few others.