New York Premiere

Animals Distract Me

Apr 21, 2011
6:30 PM ET
New York

The Paley Center has the perfect event for you for Earth Day: the New York premiere of Animals Distract Me, written and directed by Isabella Rossellini.

This highly engaging and witty film focuses on the animals that fascinate the iconic actress as she goes about her day in New York City. Whether it’s the microscopic demodex that live on her eyelashes or rats in the subway, Isabella asks deep questions about the ways of nature. Her attention is always distracted by the animal life around her, even as she attends a photo shoot, meets with Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley (watch a clip of Talley at a 2009 Paley Center event), or lunches with celebrity chef Mario Batali. This film showcases the brilliant and often fantastical mind of writer/director Isabella Rossellini and will premiere on Planet Green on April 23 at 10:00 pm.

Follow the live tweets @PaleyCenter on Twitter and use #AnimalsDistractMe and #PaleyLiveNY to join the conversation! 

Tickets on sale now.

To attend a private reception with the panelists, join us for PALEYAFTERDARK/PALEY100. Call 212.621.6780 or email


Isabella Rossellini, Writer/Director
Mario Batali, Chef/Restaurateur
Andre Leon Talley, Contributing Editor, Vogue Magazine

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