LOS ANGELES: Westwood Village
It is not a secret that La La Land is the critic’s choice for the upcoming awards season. But does it have the juice to quench the Oscar thirst? We think it does. Who was there besides co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone? Director Damien Chazelle was hobnobbing with fans, guests and industry executives for the early part of the night before departing the after party. The talented writer/director is a living legend in the making.
Damien Chazelle between Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone (center)
Gosling and Stone ponied up for their fans and guests showing true gratitude and sincere gestures prior to and after the red carpet movie premiere. In fact, it was one of the classiest group of entertainment executives and artists that Hollywood has seen in quite a long time. One guest said that because it was a smaller film with an artistic story that the caliber of individuals was a higher standard. Not sure but we enjoyed the educational level of the evening and sincere conversations.
“The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.”
The after party was held nearby and although the steak was served severely rare or “raw”, the attendees were a pleasure to be around. Several Hollywood Foreign Press Association associates were on hand. Could a Golden Globe be around the corner with a follow up Oscar Nomination and/or award? Only time will tell. We can certainly say that many people are excited about this film.
Antoine Chazelle & Mike Fallin
The film goes nationwide December 9th and Box Office Sales can be monitored closely HERE.