2012 September 28

Buttered Up

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(NEW YORK) Racy, raucous, renegade—these are not terms that one generally associates with the Iowa State Fair, which is best known nationally as that place to find fried butter on a stick. But all these adjectives pertain to the new Jim Field Smith film Butter, which made its New York debut last night at a Cinema Society, Rent the Runway, Forevermark, and DKNY-hosted screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater. The film's stars—Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell, and Ashley Greene among them—all showed to support this hilarious and heartwearing gem that is sure to generate awards season buzz for its young star, Yara Shahidi, and her on-screen foster mother, Alicia Silverstone. (If you can't wait for the October 5 theatrical release, fret not—it's available OnDemand and on iTunes effective immediately.)

Chicsters like Justin Kirk, Matthew Settle, Kelly Klein, Terry George, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Lorenzo Martone, Lucy Sykes Rellie, Kelly Bensimon, and Daniel Benedict braved the UN-related traffic "situation" for a trek uptown and two-ish hours of comedic bliss before filing down to The Double Seven for an after-party and an Appleton Estate cocktail (or seven). Wilde, whose hysterical performance as a vengeful stripper had the crowd guffawing, changed from her body-con white frock to a green, diaphanous number for the venue change. Talk about versatility!


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