A Family Affair

Director Ira Sachs celebrates the premiere of his new film Love Is Strange.

Alfred Molina, Ira Sachs, and John Lithgow

What: The Cinema Society and Grey Goose’s screening of director Ira Sachs’s new indie romance Love Is Strange starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow.

When: Monday, August 18th.

Where: The screening was held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel followed by an after-party on the rooftop of The James Hotel.

Who: Sachs was joined by the stars of the film, including Molina, Lithgow, and Marisa Tomei, as well as actors like Sami Gayle, Parker Posey, and Edward Hibbert.

Why: After watching Sachs’s New-York-centric film, guests couldn’t help but feel a heightened sense of appreciation for the glowing city views, especially on such a perfect late-summer night. The presence of the director’s family including his 102-year-old grandmother added to the intimacy of the occasion—and made the movie seem all the more personal.

Photos: A Family Affair

Alfred Molina and John Lithgow. ©

Marisa Tomei. ©

Ira Sachs with his grandmother. ©

Tommy Tune and Parker Posey with guest. ©

Edward Hibbert. ©