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Selma Blair cries at premiere and party for Introducing, Selma Blair doc at The Hamptons

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Selma Blair’s courageous life story after her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2018 takes center stage in the new documentary Introducing, Selma Blair.

And over the weekend, the star of Cruel Intentions was moved to tears by the applause after its premiere at the Sag Harbor Cinema on Saturday, October 9 at The Hamptons.

The actress, who underwent chemotherapy treatments the year after her MS diagnosis, resulting in the loss of her hair, also got emotional when she hosted a reception for the film during the 2021 Hampton Film Festival at The Reform Club in nearby Amagansett, New York. .

Premiere: After changing into a dress, she also got emotional when she hosted a reception party for the screening

Emotional: Selma Blair cried tears of applause after the premiere of the documentary Introducing, Selma Blair at the Sag Harbor Cinema on Saturday, October 9 at The Hampton

Brave: Selma Blair follows Blair's life after her 2018 multiple sclerosis diagnosis and subsequent chemotherapy treatments that resulted in hair loss

Brave: Selma Blair follows Blair’s life after her 2018 multiple sclerosis diagnosis and subsequent chemotherapy treatments that resulted in hair loss

Decked out in a rose-inspired Rodarte dress and black heels for the premiere in Sag Harbor, New York, Blair beamed into the red carpet spotlight alongside the film’s director, Rachel Fleit.

Because people with MS have mobility issues and an increased risk of falling, she walked with a cane, on which she leaned as she took a number of poses on the red carpet.

The audience at the premiere, which has been receiving critical acclaim since it debuted at the virtual event South by Southwest in March, confirmed the rave reviews by giving it, and Blair, a rousing round of applause.

Delightful: Blair stepped out in a rose-inspired Rodarte dress alongside director Rachel Fleit

Delightful: Blair stepped out in a rose-inspired Rodarte dress alongside director Rachel Fleit

Glowing: Blair also nestled next to producer Jordan Overstreet

Glowing: Blair also nestled next to producer Jordan Overstreet

The team: Overstreet, Blair and Fleit also stopped to pose for a few photos together

The team: Overstreet, Blair and Fleit also stopped to pose for a few photos together

She was moved to tears by the public’s response, which the Michigan resident acknowledged during a Q&A panel held afterwards.

“I wasn’t feeling great a minute ago,” she confessed, referring to her emotional response, adding, “I came in here a little rough now, so thank you.”

Selma explained: ‘I also have pseudobulbar affect’ [involuntary laughing and crying due to a nervous system disorder], so I can’t stop crying. It’s better than the alternative. The other thing that happens with the pseudobulbar is just nausea, so tears are better. I wish I could gather more carefully in front of a crowd. It means so much.’

Dress change: Blair changed into an off-the-shoulder dress for the reception party with guests like fashion designer Christian Siriano

Dress change: Blair changed into an off-the-shoulder dress for the reception party with guests like fashion designer Christian Siriano

Emotions run high: journalist Keah Brown was also present for the party, which also included some emotional moments for Blair

Emotions run high: journalist Keah Brown was also present for the party, which also included some emotional moments for Blair

Following the screening, the Legally Blonde star would change into a more elegant, off-the-shoulder gown for the reception, which was announced as part of the 2021 Hampton Film Festival.

And once again, emotions ran high as she and Fleit made the rounds to chat with guests including fashion designer Christian Siriano, author and journalist Keah Brown and Broadway star Mickey Liddell.

Blair went public with her MS diagnosis in October 2018, after suffering for years with unexplained symptoms such as falling, dropping things and a blurred memory.

She would undergo two months of grueling chemo treatments in the summer of 2019, followed by intensive physical therapy.

Fashionistas: Blair and Fleit showed their second ensembles of the evening, side by side

Fashionistas: Blair and Fleit showed their second ensembles of the evening, side by side

Tony Award winner: The actress also struck up a few poses with Broadway star Mickey Liddell

Tony Award winner: The actress also struck up a few poses with Broadway star Mickey Liddell

Normally associated with cancer, chemotherapy can also be quite effective at killing cells that break down the nervous system, which can result in slowing the disease or stopping it completely. But it does entail physical costs that vary from patient to patient.

By September 2019, the Michigan native spoke of physical therapy as “the beginning of my journey to healing” and “the long road to get where I want to be.”

All the while, Blair has been giving her 2.5 million Instagram fans and followers brief updates on her condition and snippets of her life going forward.

Now people can get a closer look at her courageous journey in the new documentary, which debut in theaters on October 15, in a limited release, before hitting the Discovery+ streaming service on October 21.

Survival story: Selma Blair follows the actress after her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2018 and subsequent chemotherapy treatments the following year

Survival story: Selma Blair follows the actress after her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2018 and subsequent chemotherapy treatments the following year

Emotional: The documentary is a deeply intimate and powerful feature of a woman's journey to personal acceptance and resilience as she adjusts to life after her MS diagnosis

Emotional: The documentary is a deeply intimate and powerful feature of a woman’s journey to personal acceptance and resilience as she adjusts to life after her MS diagnosis

Brave: Blair endured a series of emotional and physical pain on the road to recovery

Brave: Blair endured a series of emotional and physical pain on the road to recovery

Her journey: Blair went public with her MS diagnosis in October 2018, after suffering for years with unexplained symptoms such as falling, dropping things and a blurry memory

Her journey: Blair went public with her MS diagnosis in October 2018, after suffering for years with unexplained symptoms such as falling, dropping things and a blurry memory

How to watch: The documentary will hit theaters on October 15, in a limited release, before hitting the Discovery+ streaming service on October 21.

How to watch: The documentary will hit theaters on October 15, in a limited release, before hitting the Discovery+ streaming service on October 21.

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