Events of the Week: ‘Bullet Train,’ ‘A League of Their Own’ and More

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Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Bullet Train, Easter Sunday, Prey and A League of Their Own.

Bullet Train Los Angeles premiere

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Sony’s Bullet Train stopped in Los Angeles on Monday, where stars Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (Bad Bunny), Zazie Beetz and Logan Lerman walked the red carpet.

Bullet Train Premiere
Logan Lerman, Masi Oka, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny, Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, David Leitch, Kelly McCormick and Andrea Muñoz
Tony Vinciquerra Brad Pitt
Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Tony Vinciquerra and Brad Pitt

Easter Sunday premiere

Jo Koy debuted his family comedy Easter Sunday on Tuesday at the TCL Chinese Theatre alongside costars Jimmy O. Yang and Tiffany Haddish, producer Dan Lin and director Jay Chandrasekhar.

Premiere Easter Sunday
Jo Koy and Tiffany Haddish
Premiere Easter Sunday
Dan Lin, Jay Chandrasekhar, Jeff Small and Nick Reynolds

Prey premiere

The stars and filmmakers from the action-thriller Prey, the latest entry in the Predator franchise, celebrated the film’s upcoming debut on Hulu in Westwood on Tuesday. Stars Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush and Dane DiLiegro, director Dan Trachtenberg and writer Patrick Aison joined guests including Jack Quaid, Doug Jones and Paula Abdul.

Prey Premiere
Dane DiLiegro, Ben Rosenblatt, Dakota Beavers, Jhane Myers, Amber Midthunder, Dan Trachtenberg, Stormee Kipp, Patrick Aison and Michelle Thrush
Prey Premiere
Asad Ayaz, president of marketing for Disney Studios Content; Patrick Aison; and Steve Asbell, president of production at 20th Century Studios

Bodies Bodies Bodies New York screening

A24 hosted a special screening of its film Bodies Bodies Bodies on Tuesday in Brooklyn, with castmembers Maria Bakalova, Amandla Stenberg, Lee Pace, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders and Rachel Sennott.

Bodies Bodies Bodies New York Screening
Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Amandla Stenberg, Halina Reijn, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott and Lee Pace

A League of Their Own Los Angeles premiere

Amazon’s series adaptation of the hit film continued its press tour on Thursday, with a Los Angeles premiere at UCLA’s Easton Stadium.

(L-R) Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios COO, Desta Tedros Reff, Executive Producer, Hilarie Holt-Burnett, Sony VP of Current Programming, Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios Head of TV, Glenn Adilman, Sony EVP of Comedy Development, Chanté Adams, Gbemisola Ikumelo, D'Arcy Carden, Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, Co-Creators & Executive Producers, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios and Latasha Gillespie, Amazon Studios & Prime Video Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion attend the official Los Angeles red carpet premiere & screening of "A League Of Their Own" on August 04, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng, Desta Tedros Reff, Sony vp of current programming Hilarie Holt-Burnett, Amazon Studios head of TV Vernon Sanders, Sony executive vp of comedy development Glenn Adilman, Chanté Adams, Gbemisola Ikumelo, D’Arcy Carden, Abbi Jacobson, Will Graham, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke and Amazon Studios head of diversity, equality and inclusion Latasha Gillespie
(L-R) Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson, Co-Creators & Executive Producers speak during the official Los Angeles red carpet premiere & screening of "A League Of Their Own" on August 04, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson

I Love My Dad L.A. premiere

Magnolia Pictures hosted a premiere event for its new film, starring James Morosini, Patton Oswalt and Claudia Sulewski, at Largo at the Coronet on Thursday.

(L-R) Amy Landecker, Patton Oswalt, Claudia Sulewski and James Morosini attend the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of "I Love My Dad" at Largo at the Coronet on August 04, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Amy Landecker, Patton Oswalt, Claudia Sulewski and James Morosini

Send Help special screening

ALLBLK’s new series Send Help, from Jean Elie and writer Mike Gauyo, screened at The London West Hollywood on Thursday.

(L-R) Macc Plaise, Ana Bowen, Karen Obilom, Jean Elie, Courtney Taylor, Catfish Jean, Karina Bonnefil and Amin Joseph attend the special screening of "Send Help" at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on August 04, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.
Macc Plaise, Ana Bowen, Karen Obilom, Jean Elie, Courtney Taylor, Catfish Jean, Karina Bonnefil and Amin Joseph

Baby2Baby Back2School distribution event

Baby2Baby welcomed hundreds of students and their families at Christopher Dena Elementary in East Los Angeles on Thursday for its annual Back2School distribution event. NBA All-Star Chris Paul and wife Jada Paul hosted the celebration and were joined by Elaine Welteroth and Jennifer Meyer to help provide backpacks, school supplies, new back-to-school outfits, hygiene kits, groceries, sporting equipment, books and more.

(L-R) Baby2Baby Co-CEO Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Jada Paul, Chris Paul, and Baby2Baby Co-CEO Norah Weinstein attend as Chris and Jada Paul host Baby2Baby's Back2School Distribution Event on August 04, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Baby2Baby Co-CEO Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Jada Paul, Chris Paul and Baby2Baby Co-CEO Norah Weinstein

AFI Fellows Thirteen Lives screening

AFI hosted a screening of Ron Howard’s new film for its fellows on July 29, followed by a discussion with the director and producer.

Ron Howard AFI Conservatory
Ron Howard

Uncoupled Hamptons screening

Neil Patrick Harris and Darren Star screened their new Netflix series in the Hamptons on Saturday, July 30 in front of guests Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann, Selma Blair, Nathan Lane, Eric Ripert, Rachel Zoe, John Benjamin Hickey, Don Lemon and Shawn Levy.

Hamptons Uncoupled Screening
Dylan Lauren, Jennifer Esposito, Mariska Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Selma Blair, Rachel Zoe and Carla Gugino
Hamptons Uncoupled Screening
Shawn Levy, Darren Star, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann

Luck premiere

On Saturday, Apple celebrated the premiere of animated film Luck at The Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, with stars Eva Noblezada, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, Adelynn Spoon, director Peggy Holmes, writer Kiel Murray and producers David Eisenmann, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg.

Luck Premiere Event
Eva Noblezada, Adelynn Spoon, John Ratzenberger, Colin O’Donoghue

Shiseido Blue Project and World Surf League PURE beach clean-up

Ian Somerhalder headed down to Huntington Beach on Aug. 4 to team with Shiseido Blue Project and World Surf League PURE, World Surf League’s environmental initiative, for a beach clean-up during the U.S. Open of Surfing. The event marked Shiseido Blue Project’s second West Coast beach cleanup with Somerhalder alongside World Surf League PURE We Are One Ocean grantee WILDCOAST, an international team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and addresses climate change through natural solutions.

Ian Somerhalder attends a beach clean-up with the Shiseido Blue Project and WSL PURE during the 2022 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, on Aug. 03, 2022.
Ian Somerhalder poses at the start of the beach clean-up.
Ian Somerhalder attends a beach clean-up with the Shiseido Blue Project and WSL PURE during the 2022 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, on Aug. 03, 2022.
Ian Somerhalder and the beach clean-up team.

Free Rain + Surfrider Foundation beach clean-up

Meanwhile, on the East Coast, Free Rain teamed with the Surfrider Foundation’s Eastern Long Island Chapter for a clean-up at Main Beach in East Hampton. The event drew more than 50 guests to help raise awareness for the foundation and keep the oceanfront as free of trash and debris as possible. Those who joined the effort included Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Barbara Bush, Brett and Greg Heyman, Derek Blasberg, Gucci Westman, Jane Lauder, über manager Jason Weinberg and Chanel’s Rebekah McCabe.

Barbara Bush, Rebekah McCabe, Amy Griffin, Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld attend the Free Rain and Surfrider Foundation beach clean-up at Main Beach in East Hampton on July 30, 2022, with more than 50 guests in attendance to help raise awareness for the Surfrider Foundation.
Barbara Bush, Chanel’s Rebekah McCabe, Amy Griffin, Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld.

To Be Seen screening

To Be Seen, a docu-short that highlights the lives of four young TikTokers who suffer from chronic illness, screened at Los Angeles’ Melrose Rooftop Theater on Saturday alongside the cast.

Docu-short Premiere On Invisible Illness
Paula Sojo, Renee Welch, Dom Snyer and Ash Levi

Heirs of Afrika International Women of Power Awards

Yvette Nicole Brown, Heirs of Afrika Founder Koshie Mills, Loni Love and Tabitha Brown were among those who celebrated the fifth annual Heirs of Afrika International Women of Power Awards luncheon in Los Angeles on Sunday at the Sheraton Grande. Love hosted the event, which honors global Black women whose contributions across multiple industries make an impact.

International Women of Power Awards luncheon
Top left to right: Ebonee Davis, Monique Coleman, Tabitha Brown, Naturi Naughton, Kelli Richardson, Victory Boyd, Koshie Mills, Orlena Blanchard, Adjoa Asamoah, Shalom Blac, Estelle, Nyakim Gatwech, Latasha Gillespie, Jaqueline Hamilton | Bottom left to right: Loni Love, Lauryn McClain, China McClain, Sierra McClain, Nandi Madida

ACE Awards

The Accessories Council hosted the 26th annual ACE Awards on Monday in NYC. Honorees included J Balvin, And Just Like That costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago and Victor Glemaud.

ACE Awards Cipriani 42nd Street
Honoree Molly Rogers, Presenters Sarita Choudhury, Mario Cantone, Karen Pittman and honoree Danny Santiago

Erich Bergen Chicago party

Erich Bergen celebrated his opening night in Chicago on Broadway at the Hard Rock Hotel New York on Tuesday.

Dorinda Medley Erich Bergen
Dorinda Medley and Erich Bergen

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