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2012 October 26

The Place to Be

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(NEW YORK) While the fash-noscenti were all the way uptown toasting the FGI Awards at Cipriani, the cinematic set was heading downtown to the Tribeca Grand for a Cinema Society, The Weinstein Company, and Tumi-hosted screening of This Must Be the Place. This new film from Paolo Sorrentino stars Sean Penn as an aging rock star called "Cheyenne" whose life is comprised of playing handball and shuffling aimlessly throughout his Architectural Digest-worthy estate outside of Dublin until his father's death propels him back to the United States and he embarks on a noble quest to hunt down his father's persecutor. "Trust me, you don't want to see him this way," quipped Penn's co-star Judd Hirsch, who was referring to the actor's illness, which kept him in bed last night, but he may as well have been referring to Penn's character, which is presumably a shell of his former self. For a musician no longer performs, Cheyenne's story is filled with the stuff, thanks to a score by David Byrne (who also makes a cameo in the film) and Will Oldham.

The film's breakout star? Eve Hewson, who took in the film in a back row alongside executive producer Ron Bozman. In the back, Judah Friedlander appeared in both a shirt and a windbreaker, following a perplexing turn on the red carpet in which he removed both and posted alongside Debbie Harry. Also in attendance: Gerard Butler, Patrick Stewart, Lou Reed, Karolina Kurkova, James Van Der Beek, Lorraine Bracco, Perrey Reeves, David Wain & Zandy Hartig, and Tali Lennox. Post-screening, the crowd was already buzzing about Penn's awards season potential, while the more literal-minded thinkers were debating a more puzzling question: what to make of that ending?
ASHLEY BAKER




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