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Calvin, Banks, Mamet, von Furstenberg: Scene in N.Y.

By Amanda Gordon - 2012-06-29T15:37:03Z

Photograph by Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

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"People Like Us" Party

Left, Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine held court on the roof of Manhattan's Hotel Americano on June 25, following a screening of their new film "People Like Us." The Cinema Society, DreamWorks Studios and Allure magazine put together the evening.

"It's chilly," said Banks, dressed in a glittering, shoulder-baring, body-clinging Elie Saab number, the kind it's a crime to cover up just to stay warm.

Alex Kurtzman co-wrote and directed "People Like Us," which is based on his own life. It's about a young man finding the sister he never knew in order to fulfill his late father's wishes to give her an inheritance.

"Families are complicated," Kurtzman said. "And that's OK. Even broken families can be mended."

Banks said Kurtzman made the film family-style. "He could have kept tight control, but he invited everyone to come to the party," she said.