Red Carpet Screening of Edward Norton’s New Film on March 25

New York Red Carpet Screening: Leaves of Grass

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston Street (at Eldridge Street)  New York, NY

After-Party: LEVANT EAST at THOR The Hotel on Rivington 107 Rivington Street (between Ludlow and Essex) 10:00-Midnight Gen Art invites you to the red carpet screening and after-party for “Leaves of Grass” directed by Tim Blake Nelson and starring Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Tim Blake Nelson, Melanie Lynskey, withRichard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon. * Ed Norton and Tim Blake Nelson are confirmed to attend.  Others expected.

This special screening is a part of the celebration of the15th Anniversary of the Gen Art Film Festival.  Tim Blake Nelson’s debut feature film “Eye of God” opened the 2nd annual Gen Art Film Festival in 1997 at a capacity filled New York Premiere. Tim has gone on to direct, and act, in many highly acclaimed films.  Gen Art is proud to be able to continue to work with and support great cinematic talent such a Tim.

At the after-party, complimentary beverages will be provided by Stella Artois & Menage a Trois wines. Synopsis: When Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid receives news of the murder of his estranged identical twin brother, Brady (both played by two-time Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton), in a pot deal gone bad, he leaves the world of Northeastern academia to travel back to his home state of Oklahoma. Upon arrival, he finds that reports of his brother’s death are greatly exaggerated, and he’s soon caught up in the dangerous and unpredictable world of drug commerce in the backwaters of the Southwest.

In the process, he reconnects with his eccentric mother (Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon), meets a wise and educated young woman who has bypassed academia in favor of the gentler rhythms of life (Keri Russell), and unwittingly helps his troubled brother settle a score with a pernicious drug lord (Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss) who uses Tulsa, Oklahoma’s small Jewish community for cover.

Leaves of Grass follows a twisting narrative path merging crime drama, drug comedy, classical philosophy and sudden violence in pursuit of answering one of humanity’s oldest questions: What does it truly mean to live a happy and constructive lifeä

Leaves of Grass hits theaters on Friday, April 2nd. For more info on the film.