The Cinema Society, along with Amazon and Lionsgate, hosted the New York premiere of Woody Allen’s “Café Society” last week. Of course, Woody attended and even went to the after-party bash at the Carlyle!
The movie, which opened the Cannes Film Festival this year, stars Kristin Stewart, Blake Lively, and Jesse Eisenberg. Set in the 1930s, Cafe Society follows the travails of Bobbie, played by Eisenberg, as he navigates his way between Depression-era Hollywood and New York. A.O. Scott, writing in the New York Times, said the that the movie’s “dominant conceit is Mr. Allen’s well-documented ambivalence about California and the industry that has often seemed ambivalent about him.” There’s a complicated romance too (what would an Allen film be without it?) with Eisenberg’s love interests played out in the characters of Vonnie (Stewart) and Veronica (Lively).
So who turned up for the fete?
From the film: In addition to Allen, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Stephen Kunken, Kat Edmonson, producers Letty Aronson and Edward Walson; co-Producer Helen Robin; executive producers Erika Aronson and Adam B. Stern; Roy Price (Head of Amazon Studios), Jason Ropell (Worldwide Head of Motion Pictures, Amazon), and Bob Berney (Head of Marketing and Distribution, Amazon)
There was a particularly stellar turn-out of non-film guests that included Anna Wintour, Patti Smith, Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart, Heidi Klum, Regis and Joy Philbin, F. Murray Abraham (Homeland), Dakota Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Debi Mazar, Fran Lebowitz, Swoosie Kurtz, Debra Messing, Bill O’Reilly, Dean Winters, Michael Imperioli, Amber Tamblyn, Carol Kane, Richard Kind, Kevin Corrigan, David Harbour, Mozhan Marno (The Blacklist/House of Cards), Sami Gayle (Blue Bloods), Danny Strong, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Ben Shenkman, Craig Roberts (Red Oaks), Janel Maloney, Lena Hall, Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Terry George, Mike Doyle, Geoffrey Fletcher, Christiane Seidel, Bobby Flay, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Casey LaBow, Prabal Gurung, Cynthia Rowley, Reed Krakoff, Chris Benz, Stefano Tonchi, Sandra Brant, Alina Cho, Fern Mallis, Stella Schnabel, Chris Botti, Caroline Hirsch, Amy Sacco, Marina Rust Connor, Debbie Bancroft, Alexandra Agoston, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Daniel Benedict, Kiera Chaplin, Amy Fine Collins, Mark Seliger, Alexi Lubomirski, Nina Griscom, Lorraine Schwartz, Karen “Duff” Duffy Lambros, Will Kopelman, Sophie Sumner, and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir