Black was definitely the new black in Movies@Dundrum last night for the premiere of Walk the Line, the new movie that chronicles the life of the legendary singer Johnny Cash. He was also known as "The Man in Black" and in honour of this mysterious moniker the invite requested guests to wear black. Tom Ford would have loved it!
The gala benefit, which was in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, was so well attended that the initial capacity of one screening theatre was extended to 3, such was the demand for tickets. After the movie scooped a few Golden Globes it is now the hottest flick on the screen and we were lucky to see it before the premiere in the UK.
Joaquin Phoenix and Reece Witherspoon are amazing as Johnny Cash and June Carter respectively. And they do all the singing themselves too! I received a copy of the Walk the Line soundtrack last night thanks to Sony BMG and it's been spinning on my system ever since. I predict a renewed interest in this type of music.
Among those gracing the red carpet last night were radio presenter Tony Fenton, socialite and philanthropist Norma Smurfit, her actress niece Victoria Smurfit, Eileen Murphy, Roisin Ingle and her sister Kate, the lovely Emma Crisp and her husband Jeremy and organiser extraordinaire Róisin Ní Mhórdha.
After the premiere I headed to Renards for a few with Eoin Higgins of The Dubliner. He's been running the show there lately as publisher Trevor White has been on an extended trip to China. An early night, therefore, was had by all.