Slide Show: 'Wild' Premiere: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Cheryl Strayed on the Red Carpet
All images by Arthur Hitchock
Photography by Arthur Hitchcock
The red carpet runway
The crowd across the street grew as more cast and crew arrived.
Strayed with her husband, filmmaker Brian Lindstrom.
Mayor Charlie Hales and his wife, Nancy, showing off that they wore hiking boots for the occassion.
Laura Dern played Strayed's mother, Bobbi.
Director Jean-Marc Vallee
Producer Bruna Papandrea, Dern, Strayed, and Vallee
Someone gave Dern a box of Voodoo Donuts.
The theater was full of seats bearing signs reserving them for 'Fox,' 'Strayed,' and the other groups who made the invite list one of the most exclusive in town.
Vallee introduced the lead cast and producers.
The crowd rose to its feet as Strayed walked down the aisle.
It was clear from the second you stepped foot on NW 21st Avenue last night that the Wild premiere was going to be unlike any premiere Portland’s seen before. A red carpet in an enclosed plastic pop-up flowed from the doors of Cinema 21. Fans thronged the sidewalk across the street, waiting to catch a glimpse of stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, as well as local writer Cheryl Strayed, director Jean-Marc Vallée, and more. Read our full recap.