Lola Kirke in Gemini
Too many hotels these days are rushing to offer guests some manner of cultural engagement that feels, well…rushed. But The Autograph Collection has just launched a series that will actually send you home with genuine bragging rights.
Indeed, their new Indie Film Project (in conjunction with FilmBuff) will see select hotels in their collection host screenings of high-profile independent films…ahead of their release. And if you’re going to engage the world of indie cinema, who better to kick it off with than Maggie Gyllenhaal – who, despite starring roles in various blockbusters, cut her teeth on small-budget, iconoclastic cult classics like Secretary and Donnie Darko.
She was an honorable guest at a screening at the Envoy Hotel in Boston last week of Gemini, the neo-noir crime thriller directed by Aaron Katz, and starring Zoë Kravitz as a hot young starlet, and Lola Kirke (from Mozart in the Jungle) as her personal assistant.
BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 19: Louise Roe, from left, Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, Franklin Leonard and Amanda Altree at Autograph Collection Hotels’ exclusive screening of “Gemini” on September 19, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Autograph Collection Hotels) *** Local Caption *** Louise Roe; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Franklin Leonard; Amanda Altree
“There is an inherent synergy between independent film and our hotels,” says Amanda Altree, Senior Director, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Indie filmmakers and screenwriters tell stories that inspire, provoke and connect us; while immersive storytelling is part of our DNA, enabling travelers to connect with each other and their destination in a memorable way. Through the Indie Film Project, we have become unexpected patrons of the arts and are thrilled to support this dynamic and important industry.”
The series will continue at Autograph Collection hotels including the Adolphus in Dallas and