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“The Final Year” Director Greg Barker and star/Ambassador Samantha Power
“Each individual (watching “The Final Year”) seems to have a different ratio of depressed-nostalgic on the one hand and inspired-activated on the other ” former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Ambassador Power said at a screening of the much-anticipated doc at Neuehouse on Monday night. The doc covers President Obama’s foreign policy team’s globe-trotting race to the finish of their administration, mainly before the shock election result. Power flew in from Boston to address an intimate audience who got an early look at the film.
[ID], producer Julie Goldman, Barker, and Power
“For the next ninety minutes, Obama is still President,”Goldman said in introducing the film. Beyond serving as a mental refuge in the Trump era, this intimate look at big and small moments of foreign diplomacy will be cited thousands of times in application essays to Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.
“Call Me By Your Name” won the Best Feature award at the IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday night, November 27.
The tiny star of “The Florida Project” continues to be the toast of awards season, chatting up Reese Witherspoon at the same event.
Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller
Not often in the mix during awards season, the two comics continue to support “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” which debuted at Cannes.
Ethan Hawke and Nicole Kidman
The two stars have impressive background music in the form of Ron Meyer and Kevin Huvane. On the tables, red Lindt LINDOR chocolate gift boxes were an early holiday gift for attendees.
Mary J. Blige and Allison Williams
While Blige has been everywhere this season, Williams’s has been more scarce. Supporting her turn in “Get Out”, Jordan Peele’s film won Best Director, Screenplay, and the Audience Award as sponsors Fiji Water and Landmark Vineyards kept the crowd hydrated.
While Hollywood was in NYC, a bit of NYC came to L.A. Mia Moretti and violinist Margot provided the soundtrack at Zynderia Studios as Corvette revealed a new 2019 edition, the ZR1. The L.A. Auto show hash scattered red carpets across the city this week.