‘Uncut Gems’ has New York homecoming with star-packed premiere and wild afterparty at Katz’s Deli

NBA hoopster Kevin Garnett co-stars with Adam Sandler in the crime-thriller.

From left: Adam Sandler, Josh Safdie, Julia Fox, Benny Safdie, and Kevin Garnett attended the “Uncut Gems’’ premiere during the 57th New York Film Festival on Thursday. –Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP

NEW YORK — “Uncut Gems’’ was the city’s hottest ticket Thursday night, as countless celebrities congregated at New York’s Alice Tully Hall to catch the new feature from “Good Time’’ directors Josh and Benny Safdie, then headed down to East Houston for a wild afterparty at the legendary Katz’s Delicatessen.

Introducing their frenetic crime-thriller, which stars Adam Sandler as a slippery New York jeweler closing in on a million-dollar payday, the BU-bred brothers thanked cast and crew members (dozens of whom were in attendance) before referencing two “famous Jews,’’ physicist Richard Feynman and comedian Rodney Dangerfield.

“The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right,’’ said Josh, quoting the former, with Benny adding from the latter, “I get no respect. This last week, my tie was on fire. Some guy tried to put it out with an ax!’’

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