CITY ISLAND UPDATE: ANDY GARCIA MEETS JIMMY KIMMEL?
We had two screenings of "City Island" last week--one in New York and one in LA--for prospective buyers of the film, as well as friends and recruited audience members. I was at the LA screening which--I'm unashamed to say--was a big fat hit. Lots of laughs and some genuine tears flowing toward the end. There is nothing more gratifying than hearing laughter at your work--providing of course that your intention was to make people laugh. By the way, we're premiering at a major film festival this coming spring--I'll name it when the appropriate time has come.
After the screening, Andy Garcia arrived in a marvelous looking blue pin-stripe suit. He greeted people outdoors and I complimented him on dressing so well for the occasion. He said that he'd come straight from a taping of the Jimmy Kimmel show to promote his new movie "Pink Panther 2" in which he stars with Steve Martin. Thus the real reason for the suit was revealed. Nonetheless, it was still a smashing suit. You can see the suit below as I've posted his interview with Kimmel. In it, he reveals that he and Martin worked together many years ago, when Andy was still an unknown, in a movie that Martin dislikes so much that he tells Andy not to mention its name ever, thus keeping it a secret. I hearby violate Steve Martin's wishes and name the movie--it's called "The Lonely Guy", written by Neil Simon and directed by Arthur Hiller. I seem to remember it being quite funny. I wonder what the hell's eating Steve Martin?
Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 5:34 PM