On The Avenue

White Boy Rick Screens in New York

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Paul Bruinooge/PMC
Thursday, September 13, 2018
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On Wednesday, the Motor City met the City of Lights, when Columbia Pictures & The Cinema Society hosted a screening of White Boy Rick at the Paris Theater in New York.


Based on a true story, the film follows Richard Wershe Sr., a blue-collar father, and his namesake teenage son who becomes an undercover cop for the FBI, but is ultimately sentenced to life in prison. All the while, Richard Sr. attempts to hold their tenuous and fractured family together. Both father and son are ultimately motivated by the love of each other and their family. Their city and government betray them, and the institutional injustice and corruption that defined Detroit, the home they loved, would be their undoing.


After the dramatic film, guests headed to The Skylark with its dramatic views for an after-party. Cocktails themed to the movie were provided by Wild Turkey Longbranch.


Attendees included Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, YG, Jonathan Majors; director Yann Demange; producers Darren Aronofsky, John Lesher, Scott Franklin, Camila Alves, Adrien Brody, Cuba Gooding Jr, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ice-T & Coco, Misty Copeland, Sami Gayle (The Blacklist), Mozhan Marno (The Blacklist), Constance Jablonski, Kate Bock, Tara Summers (Mercy Street), Jake Hoffman, Neil Burger, Loan Chabanol, Rebecca Dayan, Shiloh Fernandez, Toure, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Simon Spurr, Teddy Charles, Alex Lundqvist, Jake Davies, Jeremy Carver, Jaime Cepero, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Jennifer Creel, Mary Snow, Eric “Elew” Lewis, Nichole Galicia, Ashley Haas, Jessica Joffe, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Tristine Skyler, Sam Shaffer & Kathryn Neale, Tara Westwood, Timo Weiland, Easter Sunday and Andrew Saffir


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