Quentin Tarantino at LACMA Gala: L.A. Should Be Movie Capital of the World

Quentin Tarantino at LACMA Gala: L.A. Should Be Movie Capital of the World

from: Variety Staff, Variety.com

The Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art held its fourth annual Art and Film Gala on Saturday evening, with A-list talent and moguls stepping in from the brisk November temps for one of the starriest bashes of the fall.

The Gucci-sponsored event, which raised nearly $4 million for LACMA, this year honored Quentin Tarantino and artist Barbara Kruger. Guests included Jennifer Lopez, Will Ferrell, Harvey Weinstein, Ryan Seacrest, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, Jerry Bruckheimer and Amy Adams.

“Everyone knows I love to talk, but I hate talking about my own movies,” Tarantino admitted standing in front of a wall of blood-red roses.

Instead he focused on the runaway production crisis in Hollywood. “There is no reason why L.A. should not lead the world of cinema … But that’s not been happening the last five years.”

“We didn’t invent movies but we did make them worldwide,” he said to cheers.

In the crowd schmoozing: LACMA Art & Film co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and “Django Unchained” pal Christoph Waltz. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West dined nearby before leaving early. Also on hand: Tim Roth, who introduced Tarantino, LACMA’s Michael Govan, Disney’s Alan Horn, Paramount’s Brad Grey, James Franco, Ted Sarandos of Netflix, Tobey Maguire, Selena Gomez, Chadwick Boseman, Salma Hayek, Jerry Bruckheimer, Kate Hudson, Francois-Henri Pinault, co-chair Eva Chow, Demi Moore, and “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson with her dad, actor Don Johnson.

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