Schenectady Premiere of The Place Beyond the Pines

Bradley Cooper Trades Paris For Schenectady

Bradley Cooper attended a The Place Beyond the Pines premiere in the upstate New York city of Schenectady with Derek Cianfrance and Emory Cohen.

Bradley Cooper donned a bright blue Helly Hansen windbreaker — and kept his backpack on — to attend a special screening of The Place Beyond the Pines in the upstate New York city of Schenectady. The city is of special importance to Bradley and director Derek Cianfrance, as it's where they spent much of last Summer making the project. It's also the hometown of Derek's wife, Shannon. Stars Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes weren't able to attend the event, though Bradley had the company of another leading man, Emory Cohen, at the city's Bow Tie Cinema.

Bradley traveled to Schenectady, which is about three hours north of NYC, following a vacation in France. Bradley was in Paris with Suki Waterhouse, his new girlfriend, for a few romantic, PDA-filled days. Nonetheless, Bradley was happy to be in Schenectady. He told a local news station last night, "I like the world up here."

Photos courtesy Julia Zave for Focus Features