When we were little monsters, we would tiptoe into our siblings' rooms, scour under their pillows and beneath their mattresses, hoping to sneak a peek at the inner thoughts and secret happenings of their personal lives. Author Phoebe Gloeckner's novel, Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, exposes the unfiltered emotions, feelings and stories of a young teen stumbling, falling, and standing strong during the trials of adolescence.
It is with artful writing and direction (scattered with cartoon drawings) that Marielle Heller was able to assemble a star studded cast (newcomer Bel Powley knocks us off her feet in the lead role of Minnie Goetze, while Alexander Skarsgard embodies the provocative part of Minnie's lover and mother's - played by Kristen Wiig - boyfriend. The story makes us laugh and have pangs of I remember that feeling and presents one of the most real teenage accounts of the day. The Cinema Society hosted a star studded screening of the film, which is now in theaters, and an after party at Jimmy at The James. A night and a film to remember.
Who was there: Guests included Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Margarita Levieva, Abby Wait, Marielle Heller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit, Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall, Jorma Taccone, Amy Nauiokas, Tom Bernard, Michael Barker, Anna Wintour, Seth Meyers, Jennifer Westfeldt, Imogen Poots, Alicia Vikander, Griffin Dunne, Paul Haggis, Icona Pop, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Andrew Saffir.
[Photos courtesy Patrick McMullan]