Roadside Attractions, distributor of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Biutiful and Debra Granik‘s Winter’s Bone, threw an exceptionally smooth, not-too-crowded, just-the-right-size party last night at Soho House. Hotshot attendees included Inarritu, Granik, Biutiful Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem, Fighter director David O. Russell, director Michael Mann, Inside Job co-dp Svetlana Cvetko, Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, Hurt Locker producer-writer Mark Boal, Circumstance director-writer Maryam Keshavarz and costar Reza Sixo Safai.
At last night’s Roadside/Soho House soiree (l. to r.): Biutiful star Javier Bardem, Inside Job co-dp Svetlana Cvetko, Deadline‘s Pete Hammond — Thursday, 2.23, 9:20 pm.
(l. to r.) Mann, Bigelow, Inarritu, Granik.
Javier Bardem, TheWrap‘s Steve Pond — Thursday, 2.23, 9:35 pm. Bardem was expressing his delight with the supportive words Pond had written about the worthiness of his Biutiful perf. I got into it also, but Pond got all the credit.
Soho House screening room — easily the swankiest, pure-luxury screening room I’ve ever seen in Los Angeles or the continental United States, for that matter. There’s a screening room in Paris that resembles this (I saw The Breakup there), but the Soho House theatre is larger. It only seats 50. Each chair has an ottoman and extra pillows.