Although Yorkville‘s been a quiet spot compared to the old bustle it used to get, occasionally you will see some names up that way and eclectic names you see. While sitting around, we thought we recognized Derek Cianfrance, one of our favourite Filmmakers ever, who has brought us Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines and coming next, The Light Between Oceans!
Cianfrance was so kind to stop and chat, enjoying a Smoothie in-hand before gearing for four nights of filming at Bay Station. He tells me he is directing a commercial although for what we will wait and see. He definitely is no stranger having been here a few times for TIFF and after filming his commercial, he is Venice-bound to premiere The Light Between Oceans. It stars real-life lovers, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, who just might together be TIFF-bound.
On the other end the spectrum is Hip-Hop icon Fat Joe who appeared at both Cabana Pool Bar and Uniun Night Club tonight. The Rapper and Actor who is known for his work on smash hits like Feelin’ So Good (Jennifer Lopez), What’s Luv (Ja Rule ft. Ashanti) and Lean Back (ft. Remy Ma). He collaborates once again with the latter on recent single All the Way Up.
We spotted him arriving back from his performance at Uniun and when asked why he was done so early he said, “I’m old-school! I don’t do none of that VIP shit!”. Our kinda guy.
The Movie which brought Ryan & Eva together. After premiering at TIFF last September to positive Reviews, finally The Place Beyond the Pines sees a release later this month. Reuniting Director/Writer Derek Cianfrance together with Ryan Gosling after their fantastic Collaboration, Blue Valentine, the Drama is about a Stunt Driver (Gosling) who provides for his unborn Child and Lover (Eva Mendes) by robbing banks. A Rookie Cop (Bradley Cooper) however is onto him, he himself dealing with internal issues in reporting to a corrupt Detective (Ray Liotta). Think Drive, but with a Motorbike, a Baby and Corruption! LOL
Regardless, the Film looks amazing and despite it being early still, the Critics of Rotten Tomatoes have pegged it at 92% on their Tomatometer.
Watch the Trailer in full below:
Of course, I’ve met some of the amazing Cast of The Place Beyond the Pines over the years and it’s always seeing a Film blossom after it premieres at TIFF!
Rolling Stone Magazine got the exclusive Behind-the-Scenes with some amazing Photos during filming in Schenectady. Click here for more!
eOne Films releases The Place Beyond the Pines on April 12, 2013.