Since the film opened last September, the “Lost in Translation” journey for Sofia Coppola has been one long party, from premieres to awards ceremonies and finally culminating with this week’s MoMA benefit, “A Work in Progress: An Evening With Sofia Coppola,” which took a look back at her expansive career of two feature films.
“We’re done now, we’re done,” Coppola assured the crowd at Metronome, which included Claire Danes, Anna Sui, Jimmy Fallon, Quentin Tarantino, “Virgin Suicides” star Kirsten Dunst, and her boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal, none of whom appeared to tire of celebrating the young turk’s success.
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Even normally grumpy Bill Murray’s patience didn’t appear to be wearing thin. “I never did follow a movie all the way like this,” Murray admitted. “But they made it kind of fun.”
And Marcia Gay Harden, eight months pregnant with twins, seemed to be holding up just fine, thank you very much. “I guess I’m sturdy. Got them birthin’ hips,” Harden quipped.