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Art imitated life imitating art on Tuesday night for the Hollywood premiere of Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” an event the director called “a homecoming.”

Coppola’s kin stayed close, including brother Roman (who executive-produced the film), niece Gia (who worked as a wardrobe assistant on the movie), mother Jacqui Getty, and Coppola’s partner, Thomas Mars (whose band Phoenix composed the score). The hordes of cool kids and hipper-than-thou adults who filed into the Arclight theater for the Louis Vuitton-sponsored screening also had a hand in the movie: cameos included Gia Coppola, Getty, Nathalie Love and Robert Schwartzman, a (deep breath) Coppola cousin, son of Talia Shire, brother of Jason Schwartzman and member of the band Rooney.

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“Whenever we needed extras, I just called my friends,” said Gia.

Most eyes, though, were on 12-year-old Elle Fanning, who already inched out her on-screen dad, Stephen Dorff, when the movie was shot a year ago. On Tuesday, she practically towered over him in her beaded Valentino mules and Heidi updo.

“I’ve grown a bit since then,” she giggled.”

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