Viva Nepotism: Young Hollywood Turns Out for The Blackcoat’s Daughter

by Ben Diamond Photographed by Sylvain Gaboury/PMC
Friday, March 24, 2017

Wednesday night was a good time to be somebody famous’ kid, as the Cinema Society hosted a special screening of indie horror film The Blackcoat’s Daughter. The movie, which was directed by Osgood Perkins (son of Anthony), stars Lucy Boynton, Mad Men and Feud’s Kiernan Shipka and Emma Roberts (daughter of Eric, niece of Julia).

“Did two people win tickets to be here tonight?” asked Perkins as he introduced the film. “No? Well, maybe they did and just said f**k it.” Although Perkins is probably best known for his portrayal of Elle Woods’ quiet, awkward classmate David in Legally Blonde, his long-shelved directorial debut revealed a confident, competent directorial hand.

After the screening, the fun continued with a party at Jimmy at the James Hotel. Those spotted in the crowd included Timo Weiland, John Patrick Shanley, Ashley Haas, Lexi Wood, Emily Senko, Ian Mellencamp (nephew of John Cougar), Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis (son of Daniel) and Jazmin Grace Grimaldi (daughter of Prince Albert II, granddaughter of Grace Kelly). The 21-year-old Day-Lewis turned heads in a leather jacket emblazoned with an eagle and the words “Make Amerikkka Suck Again”—just the sort of the thing you would have thought was cool at his age, too.


The Blackcoat’s Daughter opens on demand and in select theaters March 31st.


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