Emily Mortimer at the "Hugo" world premiere at the Ziegfeld in NYC.
Dave Alloca/Starpix Emily Mortimer at the "Hugo" world premiere at the Ziegfeld in NYC.

Every year, Thanksgiving brings some of the year's biggest family films to the audiences and this year was no exception. This Wednesday saw "The Muppets," "Arthur's Christmas" and Martin Scorsese's 3D family period adventure "Hugo" open to unanimously warm reception.

The latter had a glam world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC and Indiewire was lucky enough to catch up with one of the film's stars, Emily Mortimer. "Hugo" marks her second time working with the legendary auteur, following their collaboration in "Shutter Island," where she played a crazed, incarcerated woman accused of killing her own children. In "Hugo," the British actress switches it up by playing a French flower girl, lusted after by a bumbling police officer (Sacha Baron Cohen).

"It's a very different guise that he was seeing me in," Mortimer said of working with Scorsese a second time. "Last time he met me, I was covered in blood and I had three dead children. But we talked a little bit more and we came to the conclusion that inside every murderer there's a flower girl and inside every flower girl there's a murderer. That's what so incredible about him and his films. It's light and dark. You're given free reign to explore the weirdness and the sort of freakishness of life, as well as the magic and wonder of it all. One doesn't preclude the other. And that's why this film is so brilliant. It's the world seen through a kid's eyes. It's a magical, marvelous place but it can also be fucked up."

Below find more pictures from this week on the scene.

iPOP: November 19 to November 25, 2011

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    Charlize Theron Looking Good as a "Young Adult" at NY Screening

    Oscar winner Charlize Theron looked like her typically stunning self at a special screening of her latest, "Young Adult," hosted by The Cinema Society and Dior Beauty last Friday, November 18. In the dark comedy, penned by Diablo Cody ("Juno") and directed by Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air"), Theron has a hoot as a teen novelist who goes back to her hometown to seduce her ex-boyfriend. Problem is, he's happily married and just had a kid. Theron, along with Cody and her scene stealing co-star Patton Oswalt, mingled with guests at the intimate screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Reitman joined in on the fun at the after party, held at The Double Seven, where guests, including Courtney Love, Tony Danza and James Marsden, sipped on yummy Grey Goose cocktails. [Photo by Nick Hunt/Patrick McMullan Co.]
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    IDFA Parties with Morgan Spurlock

    IDFA chief and founder Ally Derks with filmmakers Morgan Spurlock and Peter Wintonick (who also works with the festival) in Amsterdam at the Cinelan announcement that it is partnering with the doc fest on its "Fast Forward" initiative.
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    Ron Howard and Demetri Martin at Canon LA Event

    Ron Howard and Demetri Martin at Canon's Project Imagin8ion LA premiere of "When You Find Me" at CAA. The project marks the first Hollywood film to be based solely on eight independently contributed photographs, selected from nearly 100,000 submissions in the "Project Imagina8ion" contest.
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    Martin Scorsese Premieres His 3D Wonder 'Hugo' at the Ziegfeld

    Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D filmmaking, the magical family period adventure film "Hugo," world premiered at the Ziegfeld Theater on Monday, Nov. 21. Hugo himself, Asa Butterfield (left) and his co-star Chloe Moretz joined the legendary director at the unveiling of the film. Additional guests that caught "Hugo" included more stars from the film (Sir Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer and Sasha Baron Cohen), along with Patricia Clarkson, Tony Danza, Vera Farmiga, John Cameron Mitchell, Julie Taymor and Tony Bennett. [Photo by Dave Allocca/Starpix]