“The movie made me miss New York,” said Katherine Ross, mingling in a crowd that included Tracee Ellis Ross, Lulu de Kwiatkowski, and Rosetta Getty. “I try to enjoy California, but I still have that New Yorker attitude.” Clemente, meanwhile, was enjoying her visit to the City of Angels. “L.A. hasn’t been my town for a while, but it’s good to be back,” she said, adding that she’s pro-left coast Thai food but anti-driving. Contributing to the spirit of bicoastal unity was Liz Goldwyn. Just back from a trip east, where her short movie Underwater Ballet was screened in Times Square, she said, “I was really inspired by Chiara’s film and I know how hard it is to get a documentary made. We have to support each other.”

— Victoria Namkung

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