Wednesday’s premiere of “Y tu mama tambien” at Gotham’s Guggenheim Museum served a twofold purpose — to launch IFC Films’ latest release and to kick off the museum’s series, Accion! Mexican Cinema Now.
That said, having a fun fiesta was first and foremost on everyone’s mind.
“Don’t worry if you don’t like it,” said co-star Gael Garcia Bernal of the saucy road pic during the introduction. “There’s tequila at the party.”
Tequila shots were available, and fete was especially dramatic thanks to the 50-foot-high rococo altar set up in the museum’s ground floor as part of an exhibit on Brazilian art.
Director Alfonso Cuaron scoffed at the idea that pic’s racy nature was a departure from his previous ones. “Well, the studio cut a lot of scenes from ‘A Little Princess,’ ” he joked. “You didn’t see any of the sex.”
IFC Films exec Bob Berney said, “It’s a film about sexual awakening. And the time is really now for Latin music, films and culture.”
Among those at the Guggenheim were party’s hosts Joel Coen, Julian Schnabel, Julie Taymor, Francesco Clemente and guests Sonia Braga, Kimberly Peirce and Amy Irving.