Cinephiles to celebrate with actors for ‘Entre Nous Opening Night Party’
The “Entre Nous Opening Night Party” for the 28th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) will take place Oct. 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Steve Savor will host the signature event, which launches the month-long cinematic event, at his 18,000-square-foot home located just off Las Olas Boulevard at Villa de Palma. The evening is themed “The Great Gatsby.”
The soiree directly follows the 7 p.m. opening night film “Free Ride,” starring Anna Paquin (of “X-Men” and HBO’s “TrueBlood”), who will attend the party. Filmed in Florida, the story takes place in the sunshine state during the late ’70s and focuses on a mother (played by Paquin) who, while fleeing an abusive relationship, turns to the marijuana business to support her daughters.
Also attending the evening will be actress Lea Thompson (of “Back to the Future I, II and III,” “J. Edgar” and “The Cabin”). Thompson’s newest film, “The Trouble With the Truth,” will be presented Oct. 19. In the film, Thompson portrays the former wife of a musician who considers reuniting with him after their daughter announces she is engaged to be married.
Paquin and Thompson will also attend the other weekend festivities including Sunday’s “FLiFF Chairman’s Brunch Cruise” aboard Sun Dream Charter’s Caprice. Filmmakers in town to attend their films during the kickoff weekend will also come out.
There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with celebrity guests and filmmakers during the opening night party. Savor plans to dazzle guests with surprises throughout the evening.
“Entre Nous Opening Night Party” will include an open bar and a sumptuous feast. There will be a silent auction showcasing several unique items. Proceeds will benefit the film festival, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the most exciting new American independent film, world cinema and introducing film talent to the South Florida community. The 2013 film festival will reel out more than 200 films at five venues throughout Broward County and one in Delray Beach. The festival also hosts nightly gatherings, parties and special guests including: Tab Hunter, Final Hughes, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird and Ann-Margret.
Advance tickets for the party are $100. The opening night film is priced separately at $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and students, and $6 for FLiFF members. Two complimentary shuttle buses will depart from Cinema Paradiso after the film and return every 30 minutes. Valet service will be available at Villa de Palma.
Details and advance tickets may be purchased at www.FLiFF.com or by calling 954-525-3456, ext 111.
Teri Pattullo, front left, Gigi Fiducia, Jean Martindale, Toni Napolitano, Dr. Daryl Miller, Georgie Stark, Susan Lazarus and Janet Leavy Schwartz; Pam Mager, center left, Suellen Caplan, Estelle Fineberg and Ronnie Halpern; Jan Bullard Bledsoe, back...
Steve Savor and Gregory Von Hausch
Celeste Locante-Thorson, left, and Karen Scinta