Poor Maggie Gyllenhaal was killed off in the Batman franchise before she could take part in this summer’s big noirish blockbuster, but she’s making the most of the summer movie season with … a historical comedy about vibrators? Yes, Hollywood’s most indie lady (sorry, Parker Posey) is making another idiosyncratic role her own with Hysteria, in which she plays a social reformer as the first patients are treated for mysterious female maladies with electric vibrations. Having just given birth, Ms. Gyllenhaal will not be at tonight’s special screening, but co-star Hugh Dancy is taking his night off of Broadway’s Venus in Fur to drop by for the occasion.
Invitation only, Lower East Side.
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