‘Contact’s’ starry night

Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair.

Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand Hammer Museum. Along Came Mary catered the celestial-themed party, which was designed by Sharon Saks.

On hand were “Contact” filmmakers Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, Lynda Obst and Ann Druyan, who co-produced the film and co-wrote the story with her late husband, Carl Sagan, and screenwriter Michael Goldenberg. Warner sent execs Terry Semel, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Bill Gerber, Barry Reardon, Rob Guralnick, Chris Pula, Joel Wayne, Tom Lassally and Dan Fellman. Also spotted in the crowd were Par execs John Goldwyn, Michelle Manning and Don Granger; DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg; CAA’s Richard Lovett, Mike Menchel and Kevin Huvane; and ICM’s Jim Wiatt.

The night’s stargazers included Sylvester Stallone and his wife, Jennifer Flavin, NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Tilly, Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche, SAG president Richard Masur, Julian Sands, Jennifer Beals, and Lucky Vanous.

More Scene

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair. Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand […]

  • 'The Sinner' film premiere

    Jessica Biel Closes Her Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant

    Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair. Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand […]

  • Comedy Converstion with L to R:

    Just for Laughs Festival Honors Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby, More

    Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair. Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand […]

  • Paul Krassner Memoir Illustration

    Paul Krassner on Resisting With Humor

    Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair. Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand […]

  • Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

    Just for Laughs Festival Is the Coachella of Comedy

    Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair. Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand […]

  • National Comedy Center Set To Open

    National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

    Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair. Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content