Shailene Woodley, who starred in The Descendants, said that The Spectacular Now shoot marked her first visit to Georgia. "I had never been to the South before and I loved the atmosphere," she said.
Spectacular Now lead, Miles Teller, who plays a hard-partying high school senior, is seen at the Friday event. Teller shared his favorite coming-of-age film. "I really like Big, it's a coming-of-age, it's a loss of innocence and growing up and all the things that come with that. I've never seen any of the John Hughes films," he said.
A Montauk view, along with Samsung products, are seen at The Hollywood Reporter, Samsung and The Cinema Society event.
'Spectacular Now' Team
Left to right: director James Ponsoldt, actress Shailene Woodley, actor Miles Teller and writer Michael Weber pose for cameras at The Spectacular Now screening. Pondsoldt told THR about his favorite coming-of-age films: "I love Say Anything, Splendor In The Grass and the Last Picture Show."
Guests mingle at night at The Hollywood Reporter, Samsung and Cinema Society screening at The Crows Nest. At the event, producer Tom McNulty elaborated on how the film went from script to screen. "Everybody in town was passing on it," he said. "It was a long process for many years it was just me and a script. I normally make big studio films; this was my first independent and it was a uphill battle."
Guests gather outside for a screening of the teen drama, which was penned by 500 Days of Summer writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.
At the screening, director James Ponsoldt told THR about the lessons he incorporated from his prior work into his latest film. "How to use time better," he said. "Time is money and in an independent film you certainly don't have much money. I realize that I have to maximize every bit of time I have on set and in prep and I didn't take anything for granted."
Actress Melissa George, seen in Grey's Anatomy and The Amityville Horror, attended The Spectacular Now screening.
Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
Fashion designer Shoshanna LonsteinGruss is seen at Friday night's screening.
Model Christie Brinkley, who has appeared in Parks and Recreation and Ugly Betty, poses for cameras at The Spectacular Now screening and party.
Giada de Laurentiis
Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis poses for cameras at the Montauk screening of the teen drama.
Shailene Woodley shared with THR a bit about working on The Spectacular Now. "The best part was working with James Ponsoldt; it was such an honor to be in one of his films. And, plus, working with Miles Teller, he's a good friend of mine, and being in Georgia was fun," she said.
Dylan Lauren, Andrew Lauren
Dylan Lauren and producer Andrew Lauren are seen at The Spectacular Now screening event.
Makeup executive Olivia Chantecaille attended the Friday evening event at The Crow's Nest in Montauk.
Whitney Fairchild smiles as she arrives at THR's Hollywood in the Hamptons event.
A Sundance Honor
The leads in the teen drama, Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, are seen talking at the Montauk screening Friday night. Teller nabbed a special jury award for acting at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “I found out I won the award from my mom,” he said. “She called me crying. 'You won, you won.'"