At the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday, Audible hosted the world premiere of “The Space Within” featuring Jessica Chastain.
The putative most prolific serial killer in US history was taken down by kindness.
“The Good Nurse” tells the true story of a night nurse who brought a colleague, and friend, to justice after she discovered he had been killing patients. She goes up against the hospital bureaucracy’s negligence and her conflicted feelings towards someone she considers a trusted friend. This is not a serial killer movie glorifying the twisted mind of a murderer. It’s a movie about a working single mom stopping evil with goodness.
The Knockturnal spoke with the cast, writer and director of the film at the Oct 18 premiere in Manhattan.
Jessica Chastain plays the eponymous nurse, the real life Amy Loughren. Chastain said she learned a lot from Laughren, who often visited the set. “She was so great with me because she taught me a lot about her compassion and her empathy and humanity,” said Chastain. “One of the very first conversations I had with her is I asked her why she worked as a night nurse and she said she wanted her girls to think they had a stay at home mom.”
She continued, “She worked all night long taking care of others working at the hospital. She’d come home and do the grocery shopping and the housework while her kids were at school and then take care of them when they were out of school. She really was at no moment taking care of herself And i learned a lot about that from actually talking to her.”
Eddie Redmayne plays the serial killer Charles Cullen. He, too, was able to speak to Loughren, who had a close friendship with Cullen until she learned of his crimes. “[It was] extraordinary talking about the intimacy of her friendship and the specifics of that and the real love that she had,” said Redmayne. “Also this man had a seemingly amazing humanity. But there was this other side that she met twice and it was a different human being.”
He continued, “Violence was ended through compassion and reminding this man who was doing horrific things of his humanity.”
Danish director Tobias Lindholm helmed the film as his first English language feature. He’s directed several episodes of David Fincher’s serial killer Netflix show “Mindhunter.” He’s also the writing partner of Thomas Vinterberg and collaborated on the scripts for “The Hunt” and 2021’s Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film “Another Round.” Lindholm and Vinterberg are adherents to the Scandinavian film movement Dogme 95, a set of rules which extol naturalism and vérité.
“I’m proudly on the shoulders of Dogme, but Dogme is always proudly on the shoulders of [John] Cassevetes,” said Lindholm. “So it’s a circle. I think I’m bringing some [Ingmar] Bergman to the table and some [David] Fincher and some 70s great movie making.”
Lindholm joined the chorus of praising the real life good nurse. “Without her insistence on human values, friendship and love there would be no story to tell,” he said.
“The Good Nurse” is in theaters and available for streaming on Netflix.
On The Scene: MGK, Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Chastain, and More Attend Premieres at Tribeca Festival
New York City’s iconic Tribeca Festival continued yesterday, with more films unveiling for excited audiences and star studded red carpets. We kicked off the day in Tribeca with the red carpet for Penélope Cruz’s newest film, Official Competition.
Starring Cruz and Antonio Banderas, the film follows José Luis Gomez as an incredibly rich business man, as he’s reached a point of stagnancy as he celebrates his 80th birthday. He comes up with a plan to create his greatest achievement; an award winning art film. Without so much as reading the book he’s purchased the rights too, he brings Cruz’s character Lola on board as an unbalanced and precocious director who has a very particular vision for the film. The two main stars of the film, Felix and Ivan, played by Antonio Bandares and Oscar Martínez, could not possibly be more different, and combined with Lola as a director, Luis is in for a crazy ride.
The highly anticipated film was celebrated yesterday with Cruz, Bandares, the cast and producers walking the red carpet before attending a screening and panel.
Later in the day, we were greeted by the incredible Jessica Chastain as she took to the same red capret to unveil her newest film, The Forgiven.
Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, the film stars Chastain and Ralph Finnes as a lavish married couple on vacation in the Sahara desert. What starts off as a trip as picturesque as their lifestyle quickly takes a turn for the worse as they accidentally kill a young boy. However, they seem to view the incident as a minor inconvenience as opposed to a life altering tragedy. The film itself seems to stand as a conversation on humanities differences and discrepancies, in addition to how money and status can change a person. Chastain does an incredible job of conveying in her performance.
Not only was her performance in The Forgiven showstopping, her red carpet look was as well. Chastain wore a Louis Vuitton menswear inspired black gown, competed with a white tie. The look was a bold contrast from her custom Gucci pink gown that she wore while presenting at the 75th annual Tony Awards on Sunday.
Colson Baker attended the North American premiere afterparty for Taurus. He starred in and executive-produced the film and contributed an original song to the soundtrack as Machine Gun Kelly. Additional cast, including Maddie Hasson and Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory, Jr. (Euphoria, BMF), as well as Brooklyn-based writer and director Tim Sutton were in attendance. The afterparty was presented by Rivulet Media and Built By Gamers.
Learn more about Tribeca Festival here!
Additional celeb sightings from LA:
Enjoyed by A-list guests at the SAG Awards, this classic cocktail calls for the legendary Campari liqueur for a herby, bitter sip.
From the studio that brought you The Bourne Identity and the genre defying blockbuster film maker, Simon Kinberg comes The 355, a fast-paced thriller that brings audiences international with a group of formidable female spies.
“Art Basel is the leading global platform connecting collectors, galleries, and artists,” according to the official website’s about section. “Art Basel’s Initiatives strive to create unique artist-led experiences and strengthen local art scenes.”
If you ask around though anyone will tell you it pretty much feels like it’s LA and New York crowds coming together with the tropical backdrop that is Miami. A chance to mix and mingle, attend fabulous parties, discover emerging artists, and do so all in the name of art.
Of course, The Knockturnal was on the scene in paradise city where we got to stop by the Zadig & Voltaire + Cultured event. Taking place at Zadig & Voltaire’s Miami Design District location, the celebration honored the brand’s philanthropic partnership with the L.A. Dance Project. Andrew Warren, RHOSLC’s Brooks Marks, and Gaia Matisse (great-great granddaughter of late artist Henri Matisse) hosted the event.
Special guests in attendance included Montana Tucker, Devon Windsor, Austin Mahone, Blake Gray and Michelle Salas among several others. Sips were had courtesy of ultra-luxe tequila brand Cincoro Tequila and their Miami inspired cocktail menu.
While, it’s no surprise fashion has infiltrated the Art Basel scene, the film landscape has also made it’s way into the event/ basel party circuit with an exclusive pop-up put together by Universal Pictures and Stella Artois. The private rooftop party took place at the notorious Soho Beach Club Miami to celebrate the release of the upcoming film The 355.
DJ Amrit hands down understood the assignment and gave the crowd some latin music mixes to bop to. It’s Miami after all! Specialty cocktails were flowing (obvi) and the most delicious appetizers were passed around. Cannot confirm or deny but suspicion that night was they were from Cecconi’s downstairs. Do I need to say more? You already know the hors d’oeuvre‘s were automatically a hit. My personal favorite were the truffle honey whipped ricotta crostinis. *Insert gasping emoji.* That’s how good they were.
In attendance model Charlotte McKinney, influencer Charly Jordan, and dancer Montana Tucker amongst more lovely guests. No sightings of Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, or any of the stars of the film, but that’s okay because we can watch them on the big screen once the film hits theaters January 7th.
Exclusive: Jessica Chastain And The Cast of ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’ Hit The Pink Carpet For NYC Premiere [Video]
The Knockturnal was on the pink carpet for the New York premiere of The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
From Derry, Maine to Los Angeles, the cast of IT: Chapter Two cleaned up nicely for the premiere of the film at the Regency Village Theater last week.
The wait is over, 27 years later the clown that gives us nightmares has made his way back to haunt the small town of Derry in IT Chapter Two!