Pier Pressure: Pirates Stars Gather for Dead Men Tell No Tales

by Kelly Laffey Photographed by Sylvain Gaboury/PMC
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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On Tuesday, May 23, the Cinema Society hosted a screening of the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

Fans gathered for the film in Davy Jones’ Locker (re: the lower lever) of the Crosby Street Hotel. Stars Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem and Brenton Thwaites attended the pre-show festivities, where Bloom chatted with fans and revealed that he was in the first and last scenes in the film. 

The after-party was held at the nearby Chefs Club on Mulberry Street, where Rémy Martin crafted signature cocktails Pirates Potion, Trident of Poseidon and Salazar’s Spirit, in keeping with the theme of the night.

Bardem, who plays protagonist Henry Turner, said that favorite part of the movie is, “the ending. They’re at the bottom of the ocean. The sea splits and Captain Barbosa is trying to rescue them on the anchor.” 

This is Bardem’s first role in the Pirates franchise. “I grew up watching them, and I thought the chance to audition and to work in something like this would be amazing.” The first Pirates movie, which Thwaites said was his favorite—aside from this one— came out in 2003.

Other attendees included Patti Smith, Gina Gershon, Paul Haggis, Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Kathleen Turner, Hill Harper (Homeland), Steve and Maureen Van Zandt, Linda Wells, Simon Kirke, Jon Kilik, Alexandra Agoston, Sante D’Orazio, Krystal Joy Brown, Jamie Cepero, Geoffrey Fletcher, Tabitha Simmons, Candy Pratts Price, Kiera Chaplin, RJ King, Clara McGregor, Eleanor Lambert, Dale Moss, Lorraine Schwartz, Jazmin Grimaldi, Ian Mellencamp, Louisa Warwick, Tara Westwood and Timo Weiland.


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by Kelly LaffeyPhotographed by Billy Farrall