Meryl Streep Hosts the NY Premiere of My Old Lady at MoMA

September 13, 2014 5:15 PM

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Along with Glenn Close, Meryl Streep hosted a premiere screening this week of Israel Horovitz' My Old Lady at MoMA. Her family in tow, husband Don Gummer and daughter Mamie, she was celebrating her pal Kevin Kline's lead performance in this charming romance set in Paris, as well as Horovitz' debut as filmmaker. At 75, Israel Horovitz, author of 70 stage plays, took this one, popularly performed all over the world in many languages, and adapted it for the screen. His daughter Rachael Horovitz produced. He got Kevin Kline, as he recounted introducing the evening: at last Kline gets the girl. Horovitz got Dame Maggie Smith to play the titular old lady because at least she doesn't die.

Kevin Kline plays Mathias Gold, a down-and-out American who inherits an apartment in the Marais of Paris from his estranged father. However, occupied by Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas), the apartment cannot be sold because of a French law. This tightly cr...

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