On Sunday, December 8th, ArcLight Cinemas in Boston, MA hosted the regional premiere of A24’s UNCUT GEMS with star Adam Sandler, NBA Champion & former Celtics player Kevin Garnett, writer/directors Josh & Benny Safdie and composer Daniel Lopatin.

NBA Champion & former Celtics player Kevin Garnett, on stage with A24’s UNCUT GEMS star Adam Sandler, writers/directors Josh & Benny Safdie and composer Daniel Lopatin. Photo Credit: Aram Boghosian

The Safdie Brothers, who are both Boston University alumni, introduced the film alongside Sandler, Garnett & Lopatin. Following the screening, they were be joined by Celtics NBA champion Brian Scalabrine, who moderated the discussion, for a post-screening Q&A.

Additional attendees included Boston Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck, Co-Owner Steve Pagliuca, Coach Jay Larranaga, and Players Enes Kanter, Jayson Tatum, Tacko Fall, Jordan Bachynski, and Leon Powe.

Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter poses with A24’s UNCUT GEMS star Adam Sandler. Photo Credit: Aram Boghosian

UNCUT GEMS is an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. The cast includes Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Woburn-native Eric Bogosian & Judd Hirsch.

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh & Benny Safdie, UNCUT GEMS was written by Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie & Ronald Bronstein and produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush & Sebastian Bear-McClard. National release will be on Christmas day, December 25th, 2019.

A24’s UNCUT GEMS sriters/directors Josh & Benny Safdie with the star of the film Adam Sandler. Photo credit: Aram Boghosian
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One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.