All photos by Marla Aufmuth Michel Gondry with friends, bassist Sebastian Steinberg and musician Jon Brion
- Name: Michel Gondry 2 DVD Premiere
- Date: Tuesday April 14, 2009
- Location: The Montalbán
- Who was there: Filmmaker Michel Gondry, Musician Jon Brion, Bassist Sebastian Steinberg, Seth Rogen, Patricia Arquette, Melonie Diaz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emile Hirsch, Ace Norton, China Chow, Andy Dick, Ayako Fujitani, Mia Doi Todd, Peter Weller, Saul Williams, Jason Bentley, Peanut Butter Wolf, Evan Goldberg and more.
- What was served: Tacos, Belvedere and custom-printed journals
Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, maxi pads and Matthieu Schreyer were only some of the seasonings that flavored the raucous and bursting-at-the-seams DVD launch event that we did for Gondry’s second DVD compilation, Michel Gondry 2: More videos (before and after DVD 1), hosted by Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán. Once inside and past the ridiculously long lines (it could not be helped, the man has a serious following) and the unusually blustery, cold weather, Gondry unlocked a few facets of his personality, dreams, musical stylings, friends and desires that surprised us all.
We’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Crazy long lines can sometimes lead to surprises…
…especially when Gondry himself stepped out to interview the guests and showed the film minutes later on the big screen
Checking his crib sheet
Lyrics to TINY?
Michel’s mini instrument installation
Rehearsing on drums
DJ Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW, Spacek Soundsystem)
Gondry personalizing everyone’s journal and merchandise
Gondry’s original illustrations just for us…Squeesm, Humanism, Earism, Fashionism and Runism
Nothing is sacred, TP ala Gondry
Actor Seth Rogen introduces the band’s rendition of the Green Hornet theme.
Jam session of 80s cover songs
A roomful of Gondry love
Human Nature’s Patricia Arquette
Be Kind Rewind’s Melonie Diaz
The Montalbán lobby = Squeesm
Happy as a clam
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