‘Virginia’ in Obama’s corner

Dustin Lance Black pic preems at Crosby Street Hotel

Entertainment One preemed Dustin Lance Black’s “Virginia” on Monday, appropriately on the heels of Mother’s Day, at the Crosby Street Hotel. Pic focuses on a mom in the throes of a schizophrenic episode.

“I grew up very poor with a disabled single parent as a Mormon in the South,” Black revealed.

Pic’s Jennifer Connelly described the title role as “a woman who loves her son so much and throughout her life has tried so hard to give him love, and I think he knows that.”

Billy Bob Thornton attended the screening, as did Juliette Lewis, who entered the theater hand in hand with Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy.

At the after-party, discussion of President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage came up. Only three weeks ago, Black had criticized the president for his stalled “evolution” on the issue.

“So now I will not only be voting for him, I will be knocking on doors again,” Black said. “And I’ve got to open up my checkbook.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety