The beautiful beach air blew a cool breeze over one of the hottest parties in Los Angeles this weekend. IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight hosted a fantastic soiree to celebrate the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards at 41 Ocean in Santa Monica.
Party-goers honored the winners and accomplishments of the immense talent involved with the award program. From Hollywood to Europe, the hundred VIPs in the room gathered to come together for the grand occasion. The event also honored the films MEDITTERANEA and 45 YEARS along with the upcoming releases of THE PREPPIE CONNECTION, BORN TO BE BLUE, CITY OF GOLD, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY, TALE OF TALES, DHEEPAN, WEINER, THE LAND, PELE, BASKIN, CABIN FEVER and DISORDER.
Guests included Kate McKinnon, Sarah Silverman, Juno Temple, Chris Abbott, Rebecca Dayan, Aisha Tyler, Jess Weixler, Josh Mond, Reed Morano, David Call, Antonio Campos, Catherine Hardwicke, Marielle Heller, Kimberly Peirce, TANGERINE director Sean Baker, Amy Berg, TANGERINE screenwriter Chris Bergoch, MEDITTERANEA producer Jason Michael Berman, Mike Cahill, MEDITTERANEA director Jonas Carpignano, MEDITERRANEA screenwriter Chris Columbus, MEDITERRANEA producer Eleanor Columbus, FUNNY OR DIE’s Mike Farah, CITY OF GOLD director Laura Gabbert, Anomalisa director Duke Johnson, ANOMALISA screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, THE LAND’s Jorge Lendeborg, THE END OF THE TOUR screenwriter Donald Margulies, TANGERINE’s Mickey O’Hagan, STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Nicholas Pece, CITY OF GOLD producer Braxton Pope, Josh Safdie, MEDITERRANEA’s Koudous Seihon, MEDITERRANEA producer Ralph Swann and Grazka Taylor, Ron Yerxa, and IFC’s Jonathan Sehring.