Leave it to actress Kate Beckinsale and her husband, the director Len Wiseman, members of Hollywood's reigning clique, to attract a powerful crowd to last night's Martin + Osa FilmAid outdoor movie screening of All About Eve. An updated garden party at the Chateau Marmont, in Los Angeles, was the setting, and the cause was an organization that brings movies to African refugee camps and other vulnerable communities around the world. Beckinsale admitted that choosing a movie for the night wasn't easy. My husband and I are hosting it together, so it was actually quite tricky, since he's a boy and I'm a girl, so we had a few arguments. But this one we both love, Beckinsale said. One of his favorite movies is Blade Runner, and I fell asleep during it.
A press-shy Winona Ryder nursed a drink in the bar until the movie was set to begin, at which point she quickly made her way to her seat, accompanied by actress turned designer Tara Subkoff. Melissa George opted to forgo the screening altogether and instead retreated to the hotel lounge, where fellow Aussie Sophie Monk just happened to be enjoying a girls' night out. Beckinsale took a brief reprieve from her hosting duties to play with Jacinda Barrett's new baby daughter, whom Barrett and her husband, Gabriel Macht, brought along for the evening. Other guests included actor Gary Oldman, director Brett Ratner, and actress Sasha Alexander.
The charity event benefited Film Aid, and was co-hosted by Open Air Cinema, who provided the inflatable screen and equipment needed for the outdoor movie screening. Open Air Cinema has partnered with Film Aid in the past, including donating screens and outdoor cinema systems for the refugee camps and other humanitarian uses.