Last Night's Parties: The Big Lebowski Cast Reunites, Andy Garcia Hangs At Beauty & Essex

by Mara Siegler · August 17, 2011

    Andy Gracia, Emmanuelle Chriqui and more came out for the screening and party for Renny Harlin's new war flick; Amanda Hearst and other socialites helped Burberry open their new store; Jeff Bridges and the rest of the Big Lebowski cast came out for a panel and jokes about pot. Last night's parties were guzzling down White Russians!

    Celebration Of The Limited Edition Blu Ray Release of "The Big Lebowski"

    Where: The Hammerstein

    Who Was There: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, T Bone Burnett, Steve Buscemi

    Other Details: The Dude abides. The cast of The Big Lebowski all came out last night to celebrate the release of the limited-edition Blu-ray of the Coen brothers cult-favorite with a sold-out panel. No German nihilists were present (that we were aware of), but the sound was off and it was hard to hear. Steve Buscemi was on his A-game though, shouting "shut the fuck up" to the crowd and claiming to have not smoked pot in 20 years. [Via]

    New York Premiere and After Party of 5 DAYS OF WAR

    Where: Sunshine Landmark and Beauty & Essex

    Who Was There: Renny Harlin, Andy Garcia, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Johnathon Schaech, Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend), Pepper Binkley, Eric Bogosian, Kelly Choi, Peter Cincotti, Lenay Dunn, Voula Duval, Chanel Farrell, Elizabeth Grimaldi, Bekah Jenkins, Jeremy Kost, Asha Leo, Nanette Lepore, Kevin Manno, Jennifer Missoni, Britne Oldford, John Patrick Shanley, Bob Simon, George Wayne, Imogen Lloyd Weber, Michael Kenneth Williams

    Other Details: Guests came out to a screening of Renny Harlin's new flick 5 Days of War, an action thriller based on the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. Afterwards, Andy Garcia, Emmanuelle Chriqui head to the lower level of Beauty & Essex, which was packed with partygoers out to celebrate the movie.

    BURBERRY BRIT Bleecker Street Store Event with PAPER MAGAZINE

    Where: Burberry Brit

    Who Was There: Amanda Hearst, Hannah Bronfman, Luigi Tadini, Dalia Oberlander, Miles Freeland, Chelsea Leyland

    Other Details: Socialites came out dressed in Burberry Brit for the opening of the brand's newest location, 367-369 Bleecker Street. Burberry Brit, for those who may be wondering, is the cheaper version of all things tartan. [Via]