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Down and Dirty

The stars come out for a screening of Filth.


On Monday night, guests gathered at the Sunshine Cinema for a Magnolia Pictures and Cinema Society-hosted screening of Filth, a psychological thriller based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, and Imogen Poots. “I adore James,” Poots said of her co-star. “And this film’s like a playground for actors such as James who go to extraordinary lengths to deliver an astonishing performance.” And astonishing it is—McAvoy plays a misogynistic, drug-addled detective determined to get a promotion by solving a murder case. By the film’s end, his bipolar tendencies and haunting childhood memories drive him to physical and mental collapse. Poots, who plays his good-hearted colleague, was dressed at the screening like a chicer version the policewoman she portrays on screen: in a Rag & Bone pinstripe suit with her hair swept back in a messy bun. “They can do no wrong!” she said of David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, the Rag & Bone design duo. After the film, boldfaced moviegoers including as Sting, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Zachary Quinto, Condola Rashad, Genevieve Jones, and Vanessa Redgrave took in the view from the windy rooftop of the James Hotel, sipping on-theme cocktails with names like Detective’s Dream.

Photos: Down and Dirty

Imogene Poots. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

James McAvoy. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Condola Rashad. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Trudie Styler and Sting. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Robyn Lawley. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Anna van Ravenstein and Pat Cleveland. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Zachary Quinto. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Alina Cho. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Hunter Hill and Annabelle Dexter Jones. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Monique Pean. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Julia Stiles. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

Gina Gershon. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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