Daphne Rubin Vega
Film Finally Opens Up
After Touring Festivals
By Edward T. Callaghan
HE long awaited premiere of writer/director Deborah Kampmeier’s debut film Virgin took place at Manhattan’s Village East Cinema after a yearlong tour on the festival circuit scooping up prizes from the Hamptons to L.A.
The provocative film scored Best Screenwriter Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival and a Rising Star Award for its lead Elisabeth Moss. As well, Virgin was nominated for two prestigious Independent Spirit Awards.
Kampmeier and her Full Moon Productions partner Raye Dowell welcomed the crowd at the door, including the film’s stars, Sam Riley, Michael Grenham, Charles Soccarides and Stephanie Gatchet of Guiding Light fame.
Daphne Rubin Vega, who plays a distraught abused housewife, arrived amidst a flurry of flashbulbs as she proudly showed off her very, very pregnant silhouette. Clearly, she’s forsaken her Virgin status and is looking forward “to having this baby as fast as I can. I can’t wait to hold him in my arms.”
Following the screening, some 200 VIPs toddled up the street to the Union Square hot spot Plaid for an evening of well deserved partying.