Robert Redford was the center of attention last night at the premiere of the political thriller “The Company You Keep“ at the Museum of Modern Art.
He was joined by c0-star Shia LaBeouf, who wore a navy suit and a medical boot on his left ankle. Other cast members on the carpet included Stanley Tucci, Brit Marling, and 12-year-old Jackie Evancho.
Earlier in the day Redford, Marling, Tucci and Evancho participated in a press conference at the Parker Meridien. Redford talked about what drew him to the movie, including his own political views, how he found Evancho after surfing the Net and seeing a video of her on “America’s Got Talent,” and how how it took two months to track Julie Christie down and persuade her to be in the film.
The indefatigable Redford did 30 interviews yesterday morning. In the evening he walked the red carpet at the premiere at the Museum of Modern Art.
Afterwards he was one of the last to leave the film’s swanky afterparty, hosted by Avión Espresso, at Harlow on East 56th Street.
Bold-faced names I saw at the party included Tony Shaloub (“Monk”), Zosia Mamet (“Girls”) and director Oren Moverman. I also spotted J.C. Chandor, the hot “Margin Call” director who is lucky enough to have Redford star in his next film, the adventure movie, “All Is Lost,” due out this spring.
After midnight, as the party dwindled, Redford slipped out a side door but not before shaking hands and thanking guests who congratulated him on his first starring role since 2005’s “An Unfinished Life.”
What’s up next up for the 75-year-old actor/director? Redford changes track with the feverishly-awaited “Captain America: The Winter Solder,” which should bring him a whole new generation of fans.
Coming Soon: Melanie Votaw’s report on “The Company You Keep” press conference.