In a room with feminist icon Gloria Steinem and unimpeachable heartthrob Chace Crawford, where's a young, empowered woman to turn? Owing largely efforts of many women in attendance, luckily most of us need not choose between intellect and aesthetic. Last night Forevermark and The Wall Street Journal, with the Peggy Siegal Company, presented the premiere of IFC Films' Peace Love & Misunderstanding to benefit The Women's Media Center, co-founded by the film's star Jane Fonda. In a kind of inverted generational pattern, Jane Fonda plays the free-spirited mother to uptight, decidedly less liberated Manhattan lawyer Catherine Keener, who takes her children Jake (Nat Wolf) and Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) to childhood home in hippie haven Woodstock after her husband (Kyle MacLachlan) asks for a divorce. The typical fish-out-of-water narrative takes several directions, as each woman confronts challenges to her beliefs, expectations, and often her sobriety (free-spirited as she is, Fonda's character Grace is an adept entrepreneur with an impressive "grow room.")
Joining in the good vibes at the after-party at the Royalton were guests including Joshua Bell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carole Alt, Kim Stolz, Ry Russo-Young, Gina Gerson, and Ashleigh Banfield.
For more from the premiere, including our chats with Fonda, Steinem, and Morgan, click here.