2012 December 10

Stand Up at the MoMA

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Fisher Stevens, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Al Pacino Fisher Stevens, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Al Pacino
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(NEW YORK) The guys were out in full force last night for the Cinema Society's screening of Stand Up Guys, co-hosted with Bally and Chrysler at the MoMA. To wit: the flick's three key co-stars, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin, along with director Fisher Stevens, Arjun Gupta (the Nurse Jackie hottie makes a cameo as a DJ), plus Jon Bon Jovi, who penned two songs for the movie. As for the funny, well-cast, kinda-poignant film's premise? A trio of reformed gangsters pull the ultimate all-nighter upon a rather unexpected reunion; prostitutes, multiple diner visits, a few killings, autotheft, and family reunions ensue, among other things.

After the credits rolled, many in the crowd made the six-block trek north to The Plaza's Oak Room, many by cab or car, some by foot, resembling a chic grown-up field trip on Fifth Avenue. The apres-screening revelry included Appleton Estate-spiked drinks named after various characters from the film, martinis proving to be a popular ordering choice, and light nibbles like short rib bites, pea and parmesan smeared crostinis, and shrimp cocktail on offer. Ben Stiller hobnobbed extensively with Jeremy Piven (the former of whom proved remarkably recognizable, while the latter was fully incognito thanks to a newsboy chapeau, generous scruff, and thick-framed specs). Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillon, Alan Cumming, Mandy Patinkin, and Robert Buckley were on the premises, too. But this wasn't a full-on manfest, of course! Julianna Marguiles, who appeared in the film, showed up in a searing shade of rouge, co-star Lucy Punch was present, as were Mariska Hargitay, Gina Gershon, Courtney Love, Zosia Mamet, and Sia.  Nicole Miller and Rachel Roy comprised the fashion designer presence du evening, while the mod set included Lindsay Ellingson, Anja Rubik, and Nicole Trunfio. 

The rain segued from a drizzle that was still navigable in Louboutins to a heartier downpour by 11 or so, prompting some to scurry out for cabs before they went extinct for the eve, while others looked to the rain as Mother Nature's cue to keep the party going. Any all-nighters in the crowd? 

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