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Cast full of Camaraderie

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Last night, seemingly right before our eyes, Michelle Williams went from the Oregon Trail in 1845 to present day at Landmark Cinema. Her hair from braided brunette to platinum pixie, her attire from dowdy 19th century to a sequined-shouldered Chanel dress. It was the screening of Meek’s Cutoff hosted by Cinema Society and Nancy Gonzalez that prompted such drastic results.


The Oscar nominee and her costars–Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Will Patton, Tommy Nelson (who can’t be older than 12 but still got his par-tay on) and Neal Huff–came together at the downtown cinema, along with director Kelly Reichardt. Reichardt introduced the film, thanking everyone from the producers to the costume designer to the sound guy, and AVENUEinsider couldn’t help see and feel the camaraderie amongst the crew.


The after party was held at JIMMY and a lively crowd–including Adam Yauch, Sheryl Crow, Dominic Fumusa, Holly Hunter and Sofia Coppola–overlooked the city skyline while sippin’ on Appleton Estate cocktails well into the night. Meanwhile, Courtney Love mingled with Ann Dexter Jones, while Kazan & Dano got cozy (they are dating on-screen and off-screen).


The screening and party at the new hot-spot at the James Hotel drew designer darlings Olivier Theyskens, Anna Sui and Rachel Roy. Other guests included hubby and wife Maxwell Caulfield and Juliet Mills, Pablo Schreiber, Alan Cumming and Dana Delany, funny guys Colin Quinn and Fred Armisen, Stephen Baldwin, Eve Plumb (thus we forgot-Jan Brady!), Margarita Levieva, famed art director Fabien Baron, Rob McElhenny & Charlie Day (from one of our fave shows Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Jeremy Strong, the ever-stylish and hip Santigold and of course, Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir.


As for the film, Nancy Gonzalez said it best as we left the screening: “no words!”. You’ll have to check it out for yourself when it hits theaters April 8th.


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