The Mike Cahill film is his first since 2011’s breathtaking Another Earth. I Origins tells the story of a molecular biologist (Michael Pitt) who, along with another science whiz (Brit Marling), make a discovery that contradicts science and everything we know.
“Melissa McBride. Check her eyes out. Study it,” — Steven Yeun, on his Walking Dead co-star
“Astrid’s got beautiful eyes. She’s got really beautiful eyes,” — Michael Pitt
“It’s Astrid. The person standing to my left. See that poster? The poster is her eye. Look very carefully into her eye and you’ll see. They’re in sync. It’s called sectorial heterochromia. Multiple colors in one eye,” — Mike Cahill
“No, that’s not true. I mean it’s crazy because we met on Skype and I don’t think he realized what my eye color was,” — Astrid Berges-Frisbey
Cahill, who showed up to the premiere in his famous long hair man bun, also talked about the sci-fi films that he grew up watching.
“2001: A Space Odyssey is my favorite movie of all time, hands down. Blade Runner, Solaris, Three Colors: Red, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — great movie, The Double Life of Veronique. I liked weird, random movies,” he said.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs sponsored premiere, held at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in Manhattan, also saw the likes of Zosia Mamet and boyfriend Evan Jonigkeit, Jason Reitman, Alex Karpovsky, Mackenzie Davis and Jonathan Ames. The celebrations continued at an after party at the Bowery Hotel.
I Origins opens nationwide on July 18.
Launch the gallery, above, for photos from the evening.