THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS – ASIA ARGENTO NEW YORK PREMIERE AND PARTY
Wow! A) I’ve had a great time with this film since I first contacted Wild Bunch about finding a US distributor. I’ve seen this movie like 6 or 8 times, and before last night my most recent viewing was at the Longbaugh Film Festival in Portland where I booked the film (along with Tobe Hooper’s Toolbox Murders and the making-of Toolbox, Toolbox: As It Was by Kevin Ford and Chris Sivertson). So it was great to see this ‘little movie’ at the Loews on 42nd Street with a full house.
Asia did a funny Q&A afterwards where everyone kept asking her about JT Leroy (yawn) and I asked her about more directing efforts, then we made our way up to the Hudson for the after-party. So much fun!
I have to say that one of the great things about all this stuff is being able to meet and know some really great people. Film people can be so much fun! Sure, some are jerks, but I feel lucky. Some of the shining stars making this party swirl were underground filmmaker Nick Zedd, Asia Argento herself, glam photographer Mick Rock, executive producer Lilly Bright (the movie is called HEART for a reason), Richard Barone of the Bongos, Aristedes DuVal, myself, my pal Allen Hale, this hot dancing girl Shannon (sure wish I exchanged numbers; I can ask Richard), and more. Very very fun with free yummy sweet martinis that I’m sure have some kind of name.
Asia DJ’d a lot of ’80s tunes with a smattering of modern techno.
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things is sadly mostly going to get washed in all the JT Leroy stuff, but I’m sure some will also see the film itself, and what this great crew has put into it.
Nick Zedd and Asia Argento
Getting a little closer than Asia expected…