Alec Baldwin's New Film Lymelife Steps Into The Limelight As The GenArt Festival Continues

by ROBYN ROWE · April 2, 2009

Emma Roberts, Alec Baldwin at Premiere of LYMELIFE, Photo by BEN GABBE for PMc]

Go HERE for more photos of they Lymelife Red Carpet by ANGELA DATRE

The bright young things of the film world continued to celebrate the 14th Annual GenArt Film Festival presented by Acura with the premiere of Lymelife last night at the Visual Arts Theater in Chelsea.  Many of the cast members, including Alec Baldwin, the Culkin boys, Jill Hennessy, Emma Roberts, Adam Scarimbolo, and brothers Steven and Derick Martini (also the writing and directing team behind the film), attended the viewing before heading over to the after party at The Park. More story and photos below...  Lymelife, Derick Martini's directorial debut, traces a series of complicated relationships between two already less-than-functional families colliding in suburban Long Island during an outbreak of Lyme's disease.  One highlight of the film is the sex scene between Emma Roberts' (niece of Julia Roberts) Adrianna and Rory Culkin's Scott.  Cynthia Nixon and Timothy Hutton are no less entertaining to watch, as Melissa and Charlie Bragg, the parents of Adrianna (Emma Roberts), as they star opposite the inimitable Baldwin and the lovely Jill Hennessy as Mickey and Brenda Bartlett, the parents of Jimmy and Scott (the brothers Culkin).  A drama cum ironic comedy and coming-of-age film, the story is set in the last years of the 1970s and manages to explore tensions within and among communities and families and within the larger political and social arena of the time.  Lymelife opens in NYC's theaters on April 8th.

Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Kieran Culkin, Emma Roberts

Jill Hennessy, Alec Baldwin

Rory Culkin, Kieran Culkin

Mizuo Peck, Victoria Rowell

Steven Martini (Writer), Steven Martini (Director)

Katrina Bowden, Ashley Newbrough

Tamara Feldman, Mallory June

Andrea Syrtash, Hilary Rowland, Liz Lange

Sara Ziff, Ole Schell, Kieran Culkin, Jill Hennessy