Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Looking up in New York

Looking up in the Guggenheim Museum for The Cinema Society's screening of “The International.”
“God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza, opened Monday night at the Bernard Jacobs Theater, starring Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini. Ben Brantley apparently liked it. We saw it in London last June with Ralph Fiennes, Janet McTeer, Ken Stott and Tamsin Greig. Two contemporary couples meet to discuss a problem between their two sons.
Tommy Tune and Rachel York
Lauren Ward and Matthew Warchus
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman
The night we saw it in London, the audience was at first a little tense because of the hostile vibes developing between the two couples. Soon, however, the hostility drifted into the waters of absurdity and there were moments when the show was a laff-riot. In the beginning I was one of the few in the theater who seemed to think it was funny, and found myself guffawing into a sea of silence. I couldn’t help it. Eventually the entire audience couldn’t help it. It is a wonderful metaphor for the later boomers.
Linda Emond
John Lithgow
Maggie Grace
Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola
Martha Stewart
Kathleen Marshall
Nancy Sheppard and Joey Pantoliano
Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden
Fran Drescher
Colin Hanks
Bill Sadler
Alan Alda
Cody Green
Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
Christine Lindsay-Abaire and David Lindsay-Abaire
David Hyde Pierce
Elaine Stritch
Eric Mabius and Ivy Sherman
Edie Falco
America Ferrara and Amber Tamblyn
Christopher Hampton
Bobby Cannavale and Sarah Paulson
Harvey Weinstein
Geoffrey Rush
Jeremy Irons
Judy Craymer
The Cinema Society held a celebrity packed screening of The International. Angel by Thierry Mugler co-hosted. The film’s two stars Clive Owen and Naomi Watts were both there, as was director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run). Afterwards there was a fabulous party for all those fabulous kids at the Guggenheim Museum (the location, it so happened, of one of the picture’s more memorable shoot-em-up chases).

Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir welcomed glitterati et al, as well as Owen and Watts and other members of the cast, as well as a celebrating cast of hundreds including Brian F. O’Byrne, Jack McGee, and Felix Solis, along with Spike and Tonya Lee, Michael Stipe, Isla Fisher, S. Epatha Merkerson, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ashton Holmes Alana De La Garza, Dick Cavett, Vincent Pastore, Andrew McCarthy, Tyrese Gibson, Terry George, Bryan Lourd, Lee Radziwill, Salman Rushdie, Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), Amanda Setton ("Gossip Girl"), Zach Galligan, Rosanna Scotto, John Varvatos, Amy Sacco, Nicole Miller, Debbie Bancroft, Daniel Benedict, Olivia Chantecaille, Olivia Palermo, Adam Senn Alex Lundqvist, Irina Pantaeva, Cornelia Guest, Sandy Gallin, Elaine Wynn, Amy Pascal, Robert Wiesenthal, Candy Pratts Price, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Eugenia Silva, Poppy Delevingne, Lorenzo Martone, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Princess Alexandra of Greece, Thierry Mugler President Joel Palix, Clarins Group/Thierry Mugler’s Danyelle Boilard-Paul, Pierre Salamon, Lionel Uzan, Tanya Pushkine and Erin Cohen, Eric Warren Singer (writer), and producers Charles Roven, Richard Suckle Lloyd Phillips, Alan Glazer, and Henning Molfenter.
Clive Owen
Naomi Watts and Joel Palix
Andrew McCarthy
Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Cornelia Guest
Debbie Bancroft and Nicole Miller
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Chris Diamantopoulos
Katrina Bowden and Andrew Saffir
Dick Cavett
Alex Lundqvist, Tyson Ballou, Noah Mills, and Adam Senn
Daniel Benedict and Ashley Lloret
Ben Watts, Josephine Solimene, and Steve Torres
Derek Blasberg, Andrew Saffir, and Lyle Maltz
Michael Stipe
Genevieve and Luke Bahrenburg
Robert Benton
Erin Cohen, Danyelle Boilard, and Tanya Pushkine Rojas
Greg Calejo, Amy Sacco, and Ray Chambers
Director Tom Tykwer
Poppy Delevingne, Lorenzo Martone, and Amanda Setton
Irina Pantaeva and Arkady Bulgatov Pantaeva
Eugenia Silva
Johannes Huebl and Olivia Palermo
Lee Radziwill
Nicolas Mirzayantz, Princess Alexandra of Greece
Rosanna Scotto and Louis Ruggiero
Jeffrey Bilhuber and Candy Pratts Price
Vincent Pastore and Kat Mesa
Lionel Uzan, Danyelle Boilard, and Pierre Salamon
Sandy Gallin
Joel Palix, Rob Wiesenthal, and Lionel Uzan
Bryan Lourd and Lorenzo Martone
Olivia Chantecaille
Richard Johnson and Sessa von Richthofen
Shala Monroque
Salman Rushdie and Pia Glenn
S. Epatha Merkerson and Alana De La Garza
Tyrese Gibson
Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Patricia Bosworth and Joel Conarroe hosted a party for Brad Gooch and his new biography of "Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor."
Joel Conarroe, Patricia Bosworth, and Brad Gooch
Andre Balazs, Kate Boleyn, and Paul Rauschenberg
Brad Gooch, Robert Caro, and Sidney Olffit
Barbara Heizer and Michael Scalisi
Barbara Goldsmith, Frank Sanchis, and Suzanne O'Malley
Brad Gooch, Jeff Seroy, and Doug Stumps
Bobby Zarem and Maria Cooper Janis
Brad Gooch, Shelly Wanger, and John Richardson
Brad Gooch, Chad Hahne, and Matt Rooney
Ben Taylor, Joel Conarroe, and Fred Myers
George Hodgman, Jennifer Barth, and Wayne Lawson
Carl Wittmann
Jennifer Barth, Ira Silverberg, and Joy Harris
Michael Anderson, Kate Stimpson, and Michael Roberts
Janet Coleman
Fred Myers
Adrienne Adams
David Mortimer, Andre Balazs, and Frederick Eberstadt
Linda Healey and Neil Baldwin
Doug Clifford and Edla Cusick
Robert Caro, Hannah Pakula, and Sidney Offit
Linda Yablonski, James Reginato, Brad Gooch, and Judy Hudson
Michael Scalisi and Elizabeth Delude-Dix
Ruda Dauphin and Bobby Zarim
Steven Yee, Bob Morris, Ira Silverberg, Kevin Sessums, and Brad Gooch
Paul Dierkes and Brian Kim
Star Black and Alan Slatas

Photographs by Jori Klein (NYPL); PatrickMcMullan.com.

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