Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community.
Today’s features the dramatic side of Alison Brie. To break up the all the comedy that’s been hitting this column during Community week, here’s a taut short about a father’s impossible decision to do right by his daughter by killing the man who destroyed her life. Brie plays the daughter, and is featured minorly here, but the film grabs you by the balls in the first scene, grabs you by your emotional balls in the next, and doesn’t let go even after the credits roll. That’s thanks to the writing and direction of Mark Apicella as well as a hell of a tortured performance from Brian Keith Russell. How do you make a decision that takes another man’s life? What Will It Cost? Just 16 minutes of your time. Check out Salvation, Texas for yourself.
Alison also recently attended the 2011 MAD Rare Earths Fluorescent Ball. There are only a few photos of her here but hopefully we’ll get some more soon!
Appearances > 2011 > MAD Rare Earths Fluorescent Ball – May 16, 2011
Wow! So many new photos of Alison :). I just added first pictures of her at the “Wella Professionals Flagship Salon Opening”, she attended yesterday (May 17). She looks great – I really like her hairstyle!
Appearances > 2011 > Wella Professionals Flagship Salon Opening of Pipino 57 – May 17
First pictures of Alison attending the NBC 2011 Upfront Presentation today (May 16) have been added. More to come :)! EDIT: We’ve added many more pictures!
Appearances > 2011 > NBC 2011 Upfront Presentation – May 16
Alison was a few weeks ago seen, when she was out having a dinner with the cast (Jason Segel, Emily Blunt & John Krasinski) of “Five Year Engagement” in Ann Arbor. PHOTO CREDIT: onlocationvacations.com
Candids > 2011 > Having Dinner with the “Five Year Engagement” Cast in Ann Arbor
I’ve added now this week’s season finale captures of “Community” to the Gallery :).
Community > Season 2 > Screencaps > 2.24 – For a Few Paintballs More
Alison covers as Rosie the Riveter this month’s issue of the “Pasadena” Magazine. Can’t wait for more of it! I’ve added so far the cover of the magazine to the Gallery. Make sure to check it out – she looks awesome!
CREDIT: Star Foreman
Magazine Scans > 2011 > Pasadena Magazine – May issue
Art and design go hand in hand with fashion, so no surprise to find plenty of style-world names on the invitation to next week’s Museum of Arts & Design gala and auction. Waris Ahluwalia, Tyson Beckford, and Mazdack Rassi (founder and creative director of Milk Studios) are a few of the evening’s co-chairs, and Mandy Coon, Kevork Kiledjian, Kate Lanphear, and Robert Geller all among the host committee members. This year is the Fluorescent Ball, where all things eye-popping are in, from the artworks in the silent auction (like a neon-bright surfboard by Rogan Gregory to Dan Flavin-esque fluorescent-tube art pieces by Julian Lwin, Tapp Francke, and Lite Brite Neon) to the dress code for the night.
Also lighting up the scene: the just-announced celebrity co-chair of the evening, Community and Mad Men actress Alison Brie (left, with an appropriately fluoro-clad Estelle, at Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring ‘11 show). Arts education—the beneficiary of the gala’s proceeds—is close to Brie’s heart. “I’ve always been a fan of arts education—my mother works in education, and that’s always been a big priority in my family,” Brie told Style.com from the set of Five-Year Engagement, the romantic comedy she’s filming with Emily Blunt. (Plus, of course: “Tyson Beckford’s gonna be there so you know it’s going to be a fun time.”) As for her fluorescent outfit for the evening? “The dress I was thinking of wearing is a Lela Rose bright orange one. Her use of color is fantastic,” she says, describing the shade as “neon-ish.” “I’ve definitely been to some neon after-hours parties in L.A. where I’ve really gone all-out. I don’t know if I’m going to go quite as…uh, whimsical.”
For tickets and more information, visit www.thefluorescentball.com.
New captures of yesterday’s “Community” episode called “2.23 – A Fist Full of Paintballs” have been added to the gallery. I really liked this episode – so much Annie :cute:!
Community > Season 2 > Screencaps > 2.23 – A Fist Full of Paintballs
Alison is on this year’s “Hot 100” ranking from “Maxim” included with the #49. You can read Alison’s tweet of her reaction regarding to the ranking below ;). You can also view the whole list right here.
Ok you guys, it’s official, I’m #49 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list this year. MOVIN. ON. UP. http://bit.ly/ikI90F