"Don't expect anything," director Rodrigo Cortés implored the audience at the Peggy Siegal Company's special screening of his film Red Lights in New York on Monday evening. "Good or bad."
No matter what expectations viewers may have had, Red Lights—a twist-ridden thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver as a pair of paranormal researchers attempting to debunk the practice of the world's most famous psychic, played by Robert de Niro—surely foiled them.
"I would be curious and open, but I think I have remained skeptical," Murphy told us of his own attitude towards the paranormal. "I did a lot of reading about this and a lot of research, but I think I've yet to see something that I can't really explain."
Murphy played coy when we asked about the biggest lie he ever got away with: "We all tell lies. You try not to...," he said, with a smile, then floated away.
After the film, guests including Hannah Bronfman, Alice St. Clair, Alex Karpovsky, Gina Gershon, Shailene Woodley, Ezra Miller, and Bosco Delrey gathered at Chinatown speakeasy Apotheke for signature cocktails created by the bar's mixologists and a little night music courtesy of Cole Ramstad and the Chinatown All Stars.