Sean Penn, Anna Kendrick, and Quentin Tarantino were also there for the Palm Springs International Film Festival — and HollywoodLife.com was right there!
We followed the stars made their way to the afterparty held at the Parker Palm Springs hotel. It was an intimate affair and Sean Penn was the first to arrive. Sean spent a half hour chatting up Jason Reitman, director of the critically acclaimed film Up in the Air starring George Clooney, and his dad Ivan Reitman director of films like Ghostbusters, and Kindergarten Cop. Sources tell us Sean was ignoring every female in the room — he was later seen chatting up Jeremy Renner, the star of the 2009 film The Hurt Locker — in a “boys” corner where they drank and smoked. George’s Up in the Air co-star Anna Kendrick made the rounds, but quickly ended the night about an hour after her arrival.
Inglorious Bastards director, Quentin Tarantino received the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, named after the former Palm Springs mayor and husband to Cher. Quentin waltzed in with his award (that looked like a bong), and grabbed a drink before swiftly heading out.
The event, co-sponsored by Mercedes Benz and Cartier was a fantastic mix of Hollywood elite and the old-school Palm Springs landed gentry.
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