Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The East in New York City

This looks like another smart movie from Marling and Batmanglij. Brit martling told the story of how she met Zal at Georgetown University, he was an upper classman already making films that she knew she wanted to be part of. She took a photography class so had access to equipment, which was the premise she used to work with him and his friends back then. Alex talked about reading about them and their work and he knew these were people he could trust to make a good film. They spoke of a naked swimming scene the first week of filming which brought down any barriers between the actors and crew. Zal said how the actors wore modesty socks and the women wore pasties, all but Skarsgard. Alexander has said in numerous interviews he isn't shy and Scandinavian aren't offended by nudity. They showed some clips, one I had seen and one looked like there were some new scenes added, a very exciting thriller. 
Zal made Alex tell that old story of how he didn't want to act as a child and took a break for school and military. He added that his father said well I'm an actor and I love acting but never pressured Alex to continue if he didn't want to. Brit talked about her background and going to Cuba to film a doc which was interesting to me. Zal brought up how Alex entertained them all by doing the Telenovella voice of the guy who does the promos for the next soaps in a Spanish accent,  "coming up next on The East, it will make sense when you watch. They should have the whole panel up soon, maybe today on itunes. It's accessible through the Apple Soho Store page under the Meet the Filmakers series. 
If you use these pics please say where you took them from, just common courtesy. More photos, unblurry professionally done,  from the premiere are here.
The itunes video of the panel is up!

Thanks Joy!

                                              Posting the blurry crapolas too.
from the Sunshine theater after
Desert Boots/Chukkas
From FoxSearchlight's Instagram, before panel, seems like a lot of people were outside that never came in. MORE
the top of Will's head, my seat buddy for the panel
"She is this spy and she goes in this group made up of anarchists, and she is moved by the leader, who is played by Alexander, so we have some steamy love scenes," revealed Marling.
As for kissing SkarsgĂ„rd, Marling added she had no complaints. "If we want to do a sequel that's just kissing Alexander, I would be totally fine by that!" she said with a laugh, adding that the film is not only an espionage flick but "an intense love story" that allowed her to explore her emotional romantic side. More of Eonline's interview after the panel 

More photos from the screening last night at The Sunshine, I was too beat to trek over but Brit managed to change her outfit very fast. Source Video on Casting is HERE, MORE Pics, HERE
Zimbio has more photos  from Mike Coppola/Getty
Fashion gods spare me your wrath, I missed Grace Coddington at the screening!
From the after party at Hotel Chantel

 Gary Gershoff/Getty
Vine video from last night in Brooklyn.
Grubstreet did an interview on what else? Grub with Alex.Brit [Marling] says that you're actually a fabulous cook.
I enjoy it. What's my thang? It's different to cook for these guys, because they're all vegans. I like to cook stews like beef bourguignon and coq au vin. I made them a lot of pasta and veggies. Zal [Batmanglij] and Brit had a house in Shreveport [Louisiana], and we would go and hang out there on weekends. We would hang out and cook and drink wine and dance and occasionally get some work done.One of the interesting ideas the film brings up is how much food is wasted in this country. Do you have a rule for how long food is on the floor before you don't eat it?
I come from a very big, large family with tons of kids, so I'm pretty used to eating off the floor. With seven siblings, you grab whatever you can. We throw away so much good food in this country, and we don't even think about how much we waste. We've created a society where we consume so much — not just food, but everything. And I'm not judging. I'm part of that system. It's good to be aware of it.

From the Brooklyn screening more at JustJared
Another after party from last night's screening was at Stanton Social- People.com

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