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iPOP at the New York Premieres for "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" and "D.E.B.S."

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 25, 2005 at 2:0AM

iPOP at the New York Premieres for "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" and "D.E.B.S."
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iPOP at the New York Premieres for "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" and "D.E.B.S."

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

Wednesday night in New York City was simply dreadful! Three days into Spring, mother nature celebrated with snow and cold. Not the happy gently falling snowflakes depicted in Peanuts cartoons, but the nasty wet blowing mixture of snow and ice that is just wretched. Not an ideal precursor to a party, but New York premiere for IFC Films' "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" by Rebecca Miller prevailed. Designer Diane von Furstenberg provided the sumptuous space (and we do mean nice!) for the party, organized by uber publicist Peggy Siegel. Miller's husband (and star of the film) Daniel Day-Lewis attended, along with an eclectic mix of others including Patricia Clarkson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Waters, Catherine Keener, and former NBC Nightly News anchorman, Tom Brokaw.

Monday night, the weather cooperated for the NYC premiere of Angela Robinson's action-comedy, "D.E.B.S." at mega-hot spot Bungalow 8 in West Chelsea. The women from the movie brought out the glamour to the club, known to be a favorite of the city's beautiful people.




"D.E.B.S." stars Jordana Brewster (left) and Sara Foster caused a minor-riot inside New York's Bungalow 8 when they began chatting in the middle of the club. People vied for position, and the cameras flashed away to get a pic. And, for obvious reasons, it was worth the tussle (although for the record, iPOP isn't too into tussles). Jordana chatted with iW earlier that evening, and she is quite honestly just as charming and friendly as she is beautiful (Ahhh, Gush!) The film, directed by Angela Robinson is about a group of schoolgirls who are being groomed for induction into an elite national defense group, until a villain (and her sexual appeals) threaten their bond.


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The girls of IDP/Samuel Goldwyn/Roadside Attractions etc. etc. etc. took a load off, and served up some tropical cocktails later in the evening, sitting at one of Bungalow's polka-dot booths. Left to right: Tamara Lecker, acquisitions exec at Samuel Goldwyn Films, Nicolette Aizenberg from IDP (and Goldwyn and Roadside) and Shani Ankori from IDP (and Goldwyn and Roadside). Got it?


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IFC Films' "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" celebrated its New York premiere with a swank but casual party at the home/studio of designer Diane von Furstenberg in Manhattan's far West Village Wednesday night. The tony crowd braved the really nasty weather to attend the event. "Ballad" star Daniel Day-Lewis sported a catchy outfit and beret for the party, while the film's director, Rebecca Miller (and Lewis' wife) smiled brightly for a quicky photo-call inside, along with von Furstenberg herself, and former NBC Nightly News anchorman, Tom Browkaw.


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"Ballad" actors Ryan McDonald and Paul Dano showed up at the party in flannel shielding them from the elements. The two star in the film about a father (Lewis) who struggles to keep his piece of utopia together in the face of encroachment from the outside world.


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We were taking it easy with the photos well into the evening, sipping some wine, when our friends, the lovely Jessica and Christine suggested a photo with "Ballad" star Catherine Keener. We fumbled for the camera, while looking for a place to put down the wine in the cavernous room. Keener patiently waited and said, "it's OK, I just put my wine down here too."


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What a cute picture! Former United Artists chief Bingham Ray with Oscar-nominated actress ("Pieces of April") Patricia Clarkson having a little down time inside the party.


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Director John Waters is always a must-have for iPOP whenever we find him in a room, no matter what -- Come hell or high Water! Publicist, and Waters friend Jeremy Walker, who is working with "Ballad" helped us get this one quite easily.


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IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring with "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" director Rebecca Miller. Miller told us that she ultimately decided to work with IFC because they would guarantee her final cut. "Not having final cut on a movie," Miller explained, "is like getting married with a pre-nuptial agreement."


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Californians Dana Brown, director of "Dust to Glory" with the film's exec producer Rich Wilson were among the crowd who braved the very un-California weather to attend the party. The two are prepping for next week's release of their new film, about the infamous Baja 1000 off-road race in Baja, Mexico.


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"This American Life" radio host Ira Glass with director Bennett Miller, director of the doc "The Cruise," who is currently finishing up his first narrative film, "Capote." Philip Seymour Hoffman, starring as Truman Capote in the movie, was also running around the party.


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Inside von Furstenberg's studio, party attendees sat for a nice dinner at tables with her art -- and even a wading pool -- as a backdrop. Not a bad station in life to have space to host 200 friends for dinner in the middle (OK the Westside) of Manhattan. And, iPOP just had to pay homage to that original iPOPper, Andy Warhol. If he were still alive today in the flesh, you'd bet we'd have enough of our own Warhol shots to fill a factory. These Warhols, of course, are of Diane von Furstenberg. We sort of hoped the occasion would present itself that night with her standing in front of the paintings for a quick shot, but then again, it really doesn't matter... There were also a couple of comments inside the party that guests recognized the paintings from "Working Girl." How Pop!


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