Netflix and the Cinema Society recently held a bash for the movie, Tallulah, starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney (appearing together for the first time since Juno), Tammy Blanchard, Evan Jonigkeit, Uzo Aduba, Felix Solis, and Fredric Lehne. Tallulah was written and directed by Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black).
Page, who plays the part of Tallulah, or as she prefers to be called, Lu, is at the center of the drama, which gives new meaning to the words complicated lives. Lu is a self-fashioned free spirit, the type (and we all know them!) who insists on living life solely on his or own terms, which of course, creates its own form of prison. Smarting from the breakup of a just-for-now relationship with Nico (Evan Jonigkeit), Lu ends up caring for a child that she “borrows” from the character, Carolyn (Tammy Blanchard). Lu, not exactly a poster-girl for responsibility, thinks Carolyn can’t care for the youngster, whom she presents to her ex-boyfriend’s mother, Margo (Janney’s role), and lets her think it’s her grandchild. An edgy academic (the best kind!), Margo has her own issues—she hasn’t gotten over the fact her husband (John Benjamin Hickey) left her years ago for another man. With an empty Manhattan apartment, she invites Lu avec “borrowed” child to stay. During the course of the movie some serious commitment-phobia falls by the wayside with surprising new twists.
Turning up for the film and the after-party, held at Jimmy at The James Hotel, were many from the movie’s A-team, including Page, Janney, Blanchard, Aduba, Jonigkeit, Lehne; Heder; along with producers Heather Rae and Chris Columbus, and executive producer Eleanor Columbus.
Others attendees included Zosia Mamet, Spike Jonze, Marin Ireland, Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Dick Cavett, Condola Rashad, Tara Summers (Mercy Street), Adriana Camposano (Orange is the New Black), Loan Chabanol, Pat Cleveland, Jaime Cepero, Frederique Van Der Wal, Ellie Stuart Hunter, Sophie Simmons, Daniel Benedict, Candy Pratts Price, Dale Moss, Timo Weiland, and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir