PartyLines- photographs by Patrick McMullan

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New York Premiere and Cinema Society Screening of ‘An Education’

The Paris Theater, Brasserie 8, Crosby Street Hotel. October 5 and October 7, 2009. By Bennett Marcus and Mike Vilensky

What have you learned spending time in America? “I’ve fallen in love with, like, lingo. I wish I could say ‘jackass’ and make it sound as cool as an American. I say jackass as, like, ‘jahkahs’ [British accent]; it just doesn’t have the punch.” —Carey Mulligan

Shia Labeouf

Have you ever had an affair with an older woman? “No, only younger women.” —Peter Sarsgaard

Agyness Deyn

Did you ever have an affair with an older woman growing up? “No, I didn’t get a chance to do that. Yeah, it’s quite upsetting, really.” —Dominic Cooper

Lone Scherfig, Director

Did you get a real-life education like Carey Mulligan’s character when you were younger? “Like, did an older woman seduce me?” Yes. “Put it this way: I loved older women, but they never went to bed with me.” —Oliver Stone

Bee Shaffer

Zoe Kravitz

Have you ever had an age-inappropriate relationship? “Yeah, I’m very into older women, unfortunately. So I’ve actually never dated anyone my own age. I’m generally age-inappropriate pretty much all the time.” —Kevin Zegers

Dylan McDermott

How did you rebel as a teenager? “I was an incredibly boring teenager. Totally. I was a good Catholic girl who came out of a grammar school and then went to a public high school and was completely shocked by everything that was going on. I didn’t even know how to be a bad girl.” —Susan Sarandon

Dan Abrams

Amy Landecker

What were you like when you were a teenager? “A bit nerdy. I was in the drama club. I wasn’t one of the popular kids at parties, I wasn’t a highflier academically, I wasn’t very good at sports.” Did you have anything going for you? “I was funny.” —Alfred Molina

Katie Lee

When you were a teenager, did you ever have an affair with someone much older? “Funny you asked. I actually lost my virginity at a very late age, just before I turned 21. I was a lifeguard and I lost my virginity to an older woman. I was actually waiting to fall in love. And it never happened, and this affair happened and that was that.” —Michael Kelly

Steve Guttenberg

Charlotte Ronson

Did you ever veer off in another direction in life, like the girl in the movie? “Yeah. I think acting was never really on the agenda, but that just sort of happened. That wasn’t part of the plan; I was supposed to study political science or get into journalism, but, um, I didn’t.” —Mamie Gummer

Duncan Sheik

What’s the most rebellious thing you did when you were younger? “I went to Tibet in the People’s Liberation Army, with guns, when I was 14, to run away from my family.” —Bai Ling

Rachel Roy

Did you ever have an affair with an older man? “Yeah, but I’m not going to tell New York Magazine.” —Maggie Gyllenhaal

James Stern, Producer

What does education really mean in this film? “There’s the formal version, represented by the school, which seems to deaden the spirit. And there’s Peter’s version of an education — seductive and dangerous. I think the theme is, the right way to be educated.” —Nick Hornby, Producer

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