It’s rare that an indie pic with a cast of unknowns gets the Ziegfeld red-carpet treatment.
But such was the case Monday night for IFC Films’ “Camp.” (Lack of air conditioning added to the authentic summertime feel of the pic, set at a performing arts camp in upstate New York.)
Helmer Todd Graff was dazzled by the choice of venue.
“Talk about closure,” he said. “I saw ‘Fame’ here opening weekend.”
Post-party, producer Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Edie Falco, Stanley Tucci and Marisa Tomei were among the guests who convened at Vue and were treated to a cast performance.
Co-star Robin de Jesus said although the ensemble was thrust together for a short time, no romances developed, unlike the onscreen story. “We became too much like siblings,” he said. “We walked around in our pajamas and just didn’t care how we looked.”
Familial feeling also was acknowledged by Graff. “They’re like my kids at this point,” he said of the young cast. “They think it’s sad I can’t let go.”
Also in attendance: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Molly Shannon, Hayden Panettiere and Ashanti.