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Screening of ‘Robot and Frank’ hosted by The Cinema Society and Rent the Runway

Della Femina Residence, East Hampton. July 27, 2012. By Jamie Sharpe

Would you want a robot butler, like in the movie? “Yes, but it needs to behave better than Siri. You can’t have a robot that only sometimes works and doesn’t function correctly if it’s loud or windy.” —JAMES MARSDEN

FRANK LANGELLA

What chores would you assign to a robot butler? “I would be more interested in hanging out with him than having him do chores. We could watch movies together, and I could ask my robot butler, ‘How do you feel about that?’” —ZOSIA MAMET

BARBARA WALTERS

What would you name your robot butler? “Shithead!” Why? “You can get away with it, and you’re not being a jerk.” —JOHN SLATTERY

RUSSELL SIMMONS

Would you want a robot butler? “I think it would be awesome if someone gave me a robot butler. But I’m not sure that I would go out and buy one.” —LIV TYLER

HILARY RHODA

What chores would you assign to a robot butler? “He would take out the trash, sweep, and walk the dogs in the snow and rain. I just hope he doesn’t rust.” —JOHN LEGUIZAMO

JAKE SCHREIER

What would you name your robot butler? “Robo B. No — I think Ro sounds a little more chic.” —FERN MALLIS

JUDITH GIULIANI

What would you name your robot butler? “I think you need to meet your robot and get a sense of its personality before you name it.” —SUSAN SARANDON

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