Cinephiles to cel­e­brate with ac­tors for ‘Entre Nous Open­ing Night Party’

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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 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

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