Who says that New Yorkers flee the city in August? Well, they do, but they come back too, particularly if they get an email invite from Cinema Society for one of their super exclusive screenings. So on Tuesday night when you’d expect celebs like Diane Kruger and fashion stars Prabal Gurung and Georgina Chapman to be nibbling on branzino at East Hampton’s Nick and Toni’s, they turned out for the Society and Chopard’s screening of the new IFC film Disorder, a psychological thriller.
Disorder, directed by César and multiple award-winning director Alice Winocour, poses the question: What happens when the person hired to protect you may be the real threat? Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, A Bigger Splash, The Danish Girl) stars as Vincent, a troubled Afghanistan veteran who, after being discharged from the army, becomes bodyguard to the wife (Diane Kruger) and young son of a wealthy Lebanese businessman at their villa on the French Riviera. Trapped in a perpetual mental war zone, Vincent must determine which dangers to the family are real and which are the product of his PTSD-fueled paranoia if he is going to keep them safe. Director Winocour (Augustine) keeps the tension at boiling point throughout the flick.
The screening, held at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston, and after-party at Jimmy at the James, drew a great roster of attendees. In addition to Kruger (in Alexander McQueen and Chopard jewelry), Chapman, and Gurung, guests included director Winocour, Paul Haggis, Taryn Manning, Terry George, Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon (taking over Leslie Odom Jr’s role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton), Sally Singer, Ryan Cooper, Fern Mallis, Rose Gilroy, Heidi Mount, Dale Moss, Daniel Benedict, Antoine Verglas, and Cinema Society Founder Andrew Saffir. After all the on-screen drama, everyone was happy to kick back a bit with Qui tequila cocktails (called Riviera Intrigue and Nightwatch in keeping with the film) and Line 39 wine, which smoothed the way for a jolly good time.