Much acclaimed Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman hosted an IN-House screening of "The World According To Garp," written by John Irving who for a time lived in Bridgehampton, presented by THE WEEK, sponsored by Rado and HSBC Premier at SoHo House recently. Hoffman showcased the film, which co-starred Robin Williams, Glenn Close, and John Lithgow as one of the most inspiring films of his career. Glenn Close surprised Hoffman at the screening and shared memories from the making of the movie, which was her first role on the big screen.
Guests including Hamptons residents Annie Churchill, Janna Bullock, Salvatore Strazzullo and Jodie Fanelli, Emma Snowden Jones, Jon and Michelle Marie Heinemann, Greg Bello, as well as Movies 101 Professor Richard Brown, Alice Judelson, Mark Langrish, Mark W. Smith, and directors Amos Poe and James Wright took in the film and the newly renovated White Room at SoHo House over wine and Svedka cocktails.
The IN-House Series was founded by film producer Katrina Pavlos in 2008 to showcase important films introduced by world famous actors, film makers, designers, and artists with an insider's point of view on new and old films. The impact of the series will be to greatly affect those in need through donations to FilmAid, and to celebrate the power of films to inspire. Jeremy Irons hosted the first event in London, which was followed by an LA event hosted by Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman.
The film series benefited FilmAid, a non-profit organization that uses the power of film to change lives. By screening outdoor movies to hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced people each year, FilmAid promotes health, strengthens communities and enriches the lives of the world's most vulnerable.
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