Jeremy attends VIP screening of ‘In the Loop’

Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images

Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images

David Rasche and Jeremy Irons

David Rasche and Jeremy Irons

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Quintessentially and IFC films have joined forces to present a private VIP pre-screening of In The Loop, a hilarious new comedy by Armando Iannucci (creator of the British hits Alan Partridge and The Thick of It), on Sunday, April 26. The film is drawing instant comparisons to some of the greatest political comedies such as Doctor Strangelove, Bob Roberts, Thank You For Smoking and Wag The Dog.

In The Loop starring James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky and Steve Coogan, which people have been raving about ever since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.  The New York Times‘ Manohla Dargis called it “A smart, sophisticated comedy…Scathingly funny…Brought down the packed house. I haven’t heard dialogue this fast since Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant traded zingers in His Girl Friday.” A number of celebrities and politically active guests were expected to attend this advance screening, which will begin at 7pm. A VIP after-party followed at downtown hotspot Double Crown and their adjacent cocktail lounge, Madam Geneva.

IN THE LOOP tells the story of a mild-mannered British government minister (Tom Hollander) who inadvertently backs a war on prime-time television, immediately alerting the attention of the Prime Minister’s aggressive communications chief (Peter Capaldi), who latches onto him like a hawk. Soon, the Brits are in Washington, where a US General (James Gandolfini) thinks war is a crazy idea; the British minister’s new advisor (Chris Addison) has his eye on an ambitious government intern (Anna Chlumsky); and soon there’s to be a crucial vote at the UN.

Impressionism to close on May 10th

Impressionism to Close on Broadway May 10
The new Michael Jacobs play Impressionism — starring Tony winners Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons — will play its final performance at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre May 10.

When it closes, the production will have played 23 previews and 56 regular performances.


High Tide Festival to Discuss Brideshead Revisited


Saturday 9th May 2009
The Main House, The Cut // 19.30

The director and co-adaptor of television’s most iconic series discuss the journey of writing for the small screen.

Spread out over nearly 13 hours, Brideshead Revisited represents not only a celebration of a world gone by, but also a summation of a particular style of British television literary drama now also a thing of the past.

Sturridge and Granger have worked together on two Evelyn Waugh adaptations, Brideshead Revisited and A Handful of Dust, and E.M.Forster’s classic text Where Angels Fear to Tread, and will explore the contrasting quests for best realising such revered texts.

With clips from Brideshead Revisited, A Handful of Dust and Where Angels Fear to Tread.

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