Fall Spotlight on Image – Benefiting Autism Speaks – Society-In-Focus to Photograph and Sponsor!

Fall Spotlight on Image - Benefiting Autism Speaks
Fall Spotlight on Image – Benefiting Autism Speaks

On Thursday, October 11, the Fall Spotlight on Image event is taking place at Antonette’s East Hills in Roslyn Heights. Autism has likely touched almost all us and/or our loved ones. The number of births affected with Autism is staggering. This event will support Autism Speaks with all proceeds being donated.

This will be a fun-filled evening of fashion, anti-aging, skincare, and beauty!

  • A full fashion show will present the latest styles for contemporary, evening gown, and cocktail dress looks.
  • Medical experts will introduce you to the latest non- invasive aesthetic medical procedures.
  • Skin care experts will give tips on care and newest products.
  • See and purchase the latest jewelery & fashion accessories!

Fabulous food, fine wine and music at one of the North Shore’s newest Italian restaurants.  Great Fun! Great Cause!

Not only will Society-In-Focus be there to photograph all the fun, we are proud sponsors of the event and are donating both our time and a raffle prize, so please join us in helping to support a great cause!

When: Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Where: Antonette’s East Hills, 290 Glen Cove Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Questions: info@islandlaser.com

Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

Hamptons International Film Festival 2012 – PHOTOS!

On Saturday, October 6th, we attended several of the Hamptons International Film Festival events in East Hampton, NY.  We started out at the press headquarters which was based at C/O Maidstone.  Here we got the inside scoop from Frank PR as to where we should go later in the day and were able to photograph some of the young upcoming actors outside in the courtyard.

Scoot McNairy, Nate Parker
Scoot McNairy, Nate Parker
Dree Hemingway
Dree Hemingway
Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we headed over to Guild Hall to photograph the red carpet for the Tribute to Ann Roth.  Unfortunately this red carpet kicked off a little earlier than advertised so we missed Nathan Lane, but we were able to photograph the famed costume designer herself, Ann Roth!  This red carpet was complete with the giant Oscar statue you usually only see at the Academy Awards, but that might be because next up on the red carpet was Hawk Koch, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.  After that was actress and sister of Arthur Miller, Joan Copeland who seemed full of energy.  You wouldn’t even know she was 90 years old!  CNN correspondent Alina Cho walked the carpet next in a lovely blue and white dress.  Following her was Stuart Suna, owner of Silvercup Studios and Chairman of the Hamptons Film Festival.  Mike Nichols arrived next followed by a surprise appearance by the lovely Meryl Streep!  Last up were the director and producer of “Between Us” Dan Mirvish and Mike Lynch.

Ann Roth
Ann Roth
Hawk Koch (President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences)
Hawk Koch (President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences)
Joan Copeland
Joan Copeland
Alina Cho
Alina Cho
Mike Nichols, Meryl Streep
Mike Nichols, Meryl Streep

Following the Tribute to Ann Roth, we made our way over to Stuart Suna’s house for the Chairman’s Reception.  This was another star-studded red carpet that was attended by all the photographers and several film crews including Fox 5, BBC America, and Micah Jesse.  Many of Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch” were in attendance including Scoot McNairy, Alicia Vikander, Nate Parker, Elyas M’Barek, Boyd Holbrook, Domhnall Gleeson, Dree Hemingway, and  Adam Driver.  Also in attendance were Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alec Baldwin with new wife Hilaria Baldwin, Hawk Koch, HIFF Director of Programming, David Nugent, James Lipton, Toby Jones, Alina Cho, Cathy Lee Jones, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine, Sting’s wife Trudie Styler, and the much anticipated Sienna Miller who looked absolutely stunning in an Alessandra Rich gown and Prada shoes.

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, Stuart Match Suna
Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, Stuart Match Suna
Jess Weixler
Jess Weixler

 

Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller

We rounded out the evening with the red carpet for the Conversation with Richard Gere.  There were women crowding the sidewalks hoping for a glimpse of the silver haired actor who graciously smiled for the cameras and posed for some photos with his interviewer for the event, Alec Baldwin.  Nicholas Jarecki also attended.

Richard Gere
Richard Gere

Photos from the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival

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Baume et Mercier Reception for the 20th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival at Wolffer Estate – PHOTOS!

On Friday, October 5th, we attended the invitation-only Baume et Mercier reception for the 20th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival at Wolffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, NY.  Celebrities such as Alan Cumming and Sting’s wife, Trudie Styler, were on hand as well as some of the actors listed in Variety Magazine’s “10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performers of 2012.”

The weather was warm enough to allow for the party to flow seamlessly from inside the tasting room out onto the open-air patios overlooking the vineyard itself.  As an impressive orange-colored half moon rose over the vines, more and more guests including several from the film industry as well as HIFF Founders filled the venue.  Wolffer wine, of course, was served as well as some really delicious hors d’ouerves like artichoke heart fritters, pulled pork on bread bites, and tuna tartare followed up by vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet mini cupcakes for dessert!

Everyone was having such a good time that we all seemed to lose track of time.  The party went well past 11PM until the lights were turned up and the end of the party had to be announced!  Overall it was a great kickoff to the weekend portion of the film festival which celebrates it’s twentieth year this season!  Be sure to check back soon for more photos from Saturday’s events!

Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
Bella Heathcote
Bella Heathcote
Nate Parker, Nicholas Jareckai
Nate Parker, Nicholas Jareckai
Elyas M'Barek
Elyas M’Barek

Hamptons International Film Festival 2012 – Society-In-Focus to Photograph!

Summer in the Hamptons may be officially over, but there’s always one last hurrah out there known as HIFF!  The Hamptons International Film Festival is celebrating it’s TWENTIETH year this week and Society-In-Focus will be there to capture photos of some of the extraordinary talent!

HIFF was founded to celebrate Independent film – long, short, fiction and documentary – and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to their audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. [credit http://hamptonsfilmfest.org]

This year’s festival begins on Thursday, October 4th and runs through Monday, October 8th.

The Opening Night Film is “Love, Marilyn” a documentary feature directed by Liz Garbus.  The film will be screened at Guild Hall on Thursday at 7PM and UA1 at 7:30.  This is also the US premiere of the film!

The Southampton Opening Night Film is “Silver Linings Playbook” directed by David O. Russell and stars Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, and Julia Stiles among others.  Showtimes are on Friday at 6:30 in Southampton and Sunday at 6:30 at UA1.

The Centerpiece Film is the highly anticipated East Coast Premiere of “Argo” directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Affleck.  Showtimes are Saturday at 9, Guild Hall and Sunday at 3:45 at UA1.

The Closing Night Film is “Not Fade Away” directed by David Chase and starring James Gandolfini.  David Chase is probably best known for his original series “The Sopranos” but this film is his directorial debut.  “Not Fade Away” can be seen at Guild Hall on Sunday at 8 or Monday at 3.

In addition to all the wonderful films being screened over the next few days, there will be a few “conversations” or intimate interviews with several industry faves such as Richard Gere, Alan Cumming, and Stevie Nicks.  Tons of red carpet events, parties, and of course the Golden Starfish Awards round out the week.

Society-In-Focus will also be on hand for the invite-only Baume and Mercier “Seaside Living in the Hamptons” party Friday night at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack!

Be sure to check back soon for photos from the events as well as some movie information and reviews!  We’re getting tons of information on a lot of the films and will be sharing it with everyone as it comes in so stay tuned!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter also!

In the meantime, scroll down to check out our photos from last year’s HIFF!

Photos from the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival

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