Word just over the transom reveals that the Film Society of Lincoln Center will host the biggest fundraiser in its 38-year history at this year's New York Film Festival. Set for Oct. 5 at Time Warner Center, the black-tie gala will celebrate the 40th anniversary of New Line Cinema with clips, appearances by bosses Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne and a preview of this fall's Nicole Kidman/Daniel Craig Oscar bait, The Golden Compass.
New Line and the Film Society have been close since the early '70s, when the indie worked as the technical producers of the free Movies in the Park summer screenings in all five boroughs. According to the Film Society, every dollar raised will go toward the completion of the new Elinor Bunin-Munroe Film Center; particularly high rollers (i.e. $100,000 and more) get permanent name recognition in the center and access to an advance screening of The Golden Compass prior to its December opening (I'll sell you my press screening +1 for half that; you're on your own for the naming privileges).
Start saving up now, and check the Film Society's Web site in the weeks ahead for more information about the event.
Posted at May 22, 2007 1:27 PM
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