Gordon Vasquez, Brady Bowen and Tia Barr attend the Celeste and Jesse Forever Premiere Party Sponsored by KIA and Russian Standard Vodka on Thursday June 21, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP Images)
POST EVENT RECAP
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER
Opens in NY / LA on August 3rd, 2012
Runtime: 91 min | Rated R
WHAT: The CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER Premiere Party
WHO: Cast members, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Ari Graynor, Chris Messina, Will McCormack, Rafi Gavron; director, Lee Toland Krieger; Producers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd; Sony Pictures Classics Co-President, Michael Barker.
Celebrity guests include: Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man), Amanda Garagos (E!’s Live Countdown to the Emmy’s), band members Trevor Bahnson, Ethan Glazer and Daniel Wright of Song Preservation Society, Richard Greico (21 Jump Street), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Alex Lombard (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and celebrity chef Alex Reznik of FigOly.
Rashida Jones shared tender moments with parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton in the lounge at FigOly.
Andy Samberg arrived in a KIA to his film’s after party, hosted by the car company.
Band Social Preservation Society enjoyed Russian Standard Vodka cocktails in the outside patio.
Celeste and Jesse Forever co-star Rafi Gavron showed off his athletic skills, doing backflips at the press line.
WHERE: FigOly Restaurant, Luxe City Center Hotel
1020 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
Complimentary cocktails courtesy of
Russian Standard Vodka
WHEN: Thursday, June 21st 2012
Celeste (Jones) and Jesse (Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, they decide to get divorced and attempt to stay best friends while pursuing other relationships. This plan is not as simple as they had imagined.
Celeste—imperious, successful and driven– is convinced that divorcing the boyish Jesse is the right thing to do. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he still is in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.
The film is a humorous and honest examination of a broken heart and the long, hard road it takes to heal it.
For more information, please contact:
Platform Media Group, PMG: 323-337-9042
Henry Eshelman, Erinn Deshinsky