BamcinemaFest Begins with The End of the Tour

by Josefina Garcia Photographed by Mickey Sumner, James Ponsoldt, Jason Segel==BAMcinemaFest 2015's THE END OF THE TOUR After Party==Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, NY==June 17, 2015==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - Presley Ann/ ==
Thursday, June 18, 2015

BAMcinemaFest, Brooklyn’s annual indie film festival, opened its 12 day stint last night, June 17, with the premiere of The End of the Tour. The James Ponsoldt film chronicles the relationship between David Foster Wallis and David Lipsky, who profiled the author for a Rolling Stone article and eventual memoir, and gives an interesting insight into a man we have heard of a lot but may know little about.

The film’s star, Jason Segel, was at the event as well as many supporting cast members and real-life counterpart David Lipsky (played by Jesse Eisenberg) to celebrate.

Gathering for the second time since Sundance, where the film was also exhibited, guests filled the screening room at the Howard Gilman Opera House for two hours of emotion, humor and tenderness, before wiping their eyes and heading over to Brooklyn Masonic Temple for the after party.

The film is one of 20 that will premiere during the festival, which has lineup that includes projects by How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders, comedienne Kristen Wiig and actor Kevin Bacon. Highlights are expected to be the festival’s centerpiece Queen of Earth which is directed by Alex Ross Perry and stars Elizabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston, as well as Amy Berg’s exposé on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

BAM will close on June with Sean Baker’s Tangerine, a provocative piece expertly shot on an iPhone 5s.


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