You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cavorting in ‘Laurel Canyon’

Cholodenko discussed delay between pics

HOLLYWOOD — Lisa Cholodenko’s roots were showing last week. The native Angelino thanked the many “repeat customers” at the “Laurel Canyon” L.A. preem blocks away from the canyon depicted in the movie , then could barely get a few words in before another relative stopped by to congratulate her during the after-party at the Falcon nightclub.

Cholodenko drew upon her Ivy League schooling in her sophomore pic about the uptight son (Christian Bale) of a free-spirit record producer (Frances McDormand) who endures an extended stay at her Laurel Canyon home with his high-achiever fiancee (Kate Beckinsale). The helmer attributes some of the five-year delay between “High Art” and this pic to finding the right way to tell a “deceptively simple” story. Then the project got shuttled from October Films to USA and Focus Features, finally landing at Sony Pictures Classics.

Crowd included such indie thesps as Lili Taylor and Julie Delpy, producer Jeff Levy-Hinte, pic’s libidinous Alessandro Nivola, McDormand, Bale and his father, otherwise known at Gloria Steinem’s husband, David.

More Scene

  • Chanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's

    Chanel's Tribeca Film Fest Luncheon Toasts to Women's Movements in Industry

    HOLLYWOOD — Lisa Cholodenko’s roots were showing last week. The native Angelino thanked the many “repeat customers” at the “Laurel Canyon” L.A. preem blocks away from the canyon depicted in the movie , then could barely get a few words in before another relative stopped by to congratulate her during the after-party at the Falcon […]

  • Doug Davis Power of Law

    Doug Davis Discusses Using Music for a Cause at Variety's Power of Law Event

    HOLLYWOOD — Lisa Cholodenko’s roots were showing last week. The native Angelino thanked the many “repeat customers” at the “Laurel Canyon” L.A. preem blocks away from the canyon depicted in the movie , then could barely get a few words in before another relative stopped by to congratulate her during the after-party at the Falcon […]

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    'The Handmaid's Tale' Cast, Creator Talk Season 2 in #MeToo Era, Expanding Gilead

    HOLLYWOOD — Lisa Cholodenko’s roots were showing last week. The native Angelino thanked the many “repeat customers” at the “Laurel Canyon” L.A. preem blocks away from the canyon depicted in the movie , then could barely get a few words in before another relative stopped by to congratulate her during the after-party at the Falcon […]

  • Pamela Adlon Better Things

    Pamela Adlon: When 'Better Things' 'Stops Being Relatable Is When I Stop Doing My Show'

    HOLLYWOOD — Lisa Cholodenko’s roots were showing last week. The native Angelino thanked the many “repeat customers” at the “Laurel Canyon” L.A. preem blocks away from the canyon depicted in the movie , then could barely get a few words in before another relative stopped by to congratulate her during the after-party at the Falcon […]

  • The Future She Built

    Inventor of the Inclusion Rider Discusses Why the Initiative Is Necessary at Panel

    HOLLYWOOD — Lisa Cholodenko’s roots were showing last week. The native Angelino thanked the many “repeat customers” at the “Laurel Canyon” L.A. preem blocks away from the canyon depicted in the movie , then could barely get a few words in before another relative stopped by to congratulate her during the after-party at the Falcon […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content