WHAT: The Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier benefiting The Cancer Relief Fund.
WHEN: Tuesday August 5th, 2003, Screening of Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Santa Monica Drive-in happens every Tuesday in Aug. at Sunset, red carpet event only on August 5th, 2003.)
7:00pm Press Check-In
7:15pm Celebrity Arrivals
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier (parking lot) Colorado and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
WHO: The Santa Monica Film Festival (www.smff.com) and their charity “The Cancer Relief Fund” in partnership with the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation present the first annual Santa Monica Drive In at the Pier. Our events have been attended by stars such as Dennis Hopper, Thora Birch, Sandra Bullock, Penelope Spheeris, Bill Paxton, Lou Diamond Phillips, Griffin Dunne, Liz Phair, Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman, Genevieve Bujold, Rachael Boston and Arlen Escarpeta (NBC’s American Dreams), Alan Rudolph, Kit Carson and many more. Confirmed so far: Christina Applegate, Thora Birch, Dee Dee Davis (The Bernie Mac Show), Taraji Henson (The Division), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do!), Vanessa Lengies (“American Dreams”) Xander Berkley (“24”), Heather Tom, Lindsey Fonseca and Keith Hamilton Cobb (Young and the Restless). Many more exciting confirmations coming soon!
WHAT: The first annual Santa Monica Drive In at the Pier. This summer, we are screening classic films such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark”,“Jaws”,“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Grease”. Major Stars from the films and other television shows and films will be in attendance for the events, all in attendance for the same cause, our charity “The Cancer Relief Fund”. All money raised from the event will go directly into the hands of cancer victims and their families during their time of need. DEFMAN (Deep Ellum Film, Music, Arts and Noise Inc, a 501(c) 3 organization) run both The Deep Ellum Film Festival (www.def2.org) as well at The Santa Monica Film Festival (www.smff.com).
WHY: To promote Independent Cinema while raising funds for “The Cancer Relief Fund” which gives money directly to cancer victims and their families. Join us for “Cinema Fighting Cancer”
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Founded in 1999, Deep Ellum Film, Music, Arts and Noise, is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with a dual mission of promoting the art of filmmaking and the entertainment industry while raising funds to help improve the quality of life to individuals fighting cancer. DEFMAN helps accomplish this through its two annual film festivals held in the historic Deep Ellum district of Dallas and Santa Monica, California. Dedicated to the independent filmmaker, both Deep Ellum Film Festival (DE/F2) and the Santa Monica Film Festival SM/F2 showcase the best of local, national, and international independent films. DEFMAN strives to give back to filmmakers, musicians, and artists by providing them with exposure, funding and education. DE/F2 and SM/F2 each mark the first step of DEFMAN in assisting the artistic communities in both Dallas and Los Angeles. Aside from advancing independent film and filmmakers, the mission of DEFMAN is to aid cancer victims in enduring the unrelenting and unfortunate hardships associated with cancer, by providing them with financial assistance. This monetary aid is generated through events such as DE/F2 and SM/F2. The funds are then distributed through “The Cancer Relief Fund”, which was established by the DEFMAN Board of Directors. Individual donors are also able to contribute to the fund through private donations.
Please RSVP for coverage only to Ash Christian at
Cranium Public Relations at (310) 985-5459.