The devil may wear Prada, but Anne Hathaway proved nice girls also can do the designer justice, donning a yellow gown at the L.A. Film Festival’s gala premiere of “The Devil Wears Prada” Thursday night..
Festivities continued as a heat wave (or global warming perhaps?) hit L.A. on Saturday, just in time for the festival’s Green Day event. Not a limo or stretch Hummer was in sight as the day began with a screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ “Who Killed the Electric Car?,” followed by a fair with assorted green vendors. Amy Smart, Frances Fisher and the fest’s honorary co-chair Allison Janney checked out the booths, including one run by folks promising to convert your gas guzzler into an electric or hybrid.
“Seeing 40 electric cars on the streets was so awesome,” said director Chris Paine, referring to the EVs that lined Broxton Avenue. “I didn’t know there were so many still around.”
Green Day moved from Westwood to downtown with a mini-concert by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, followed by an outdoor screening of “An Inconvenient Truth” at the California Plaza. Al Gore, Tipper Gore, director Davis Guggenheim, producers Scott Z. Burns and Lesley Chilcott and Bon Jovi walked — what else? — the green carpet.
“I’ve been a movie fan all my life, but this experience in working with the very talented people who made this movie has convinced me that there is a real important role for movies like this one,” Gore said.