NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 19th noteworthy guests invited by hosts Lady Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, and Simon Aboud gathered to celebrate the anticipated launch of contemporary film, This Beautiful Fantastic. An intimate pre-screening cocktail event was held from 5:30PM-7:30PM at the luxurious ONYX Room at the Park Hyatt New York hotel followed by a special screening of This Beautiful Fantastic at the School of Visual Arts Theatre at 8PM.
Celebrities such as legendary musician Paul McCartney, Lilla Soria and hosts Lady Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino and Simon Aboud attended the evenings cocktail and screening to lend their support, including the event sponsors DuJour Media, Gilt, JetSmarter and elit® Vodka. "This evening is a wonderful mix of cinema, culture and style. Gilt and Gilt City help bring those worlds to our members so we're thrilled to celebrate this great new film in the company of its director, producers and Sir Paul McCartney, one of music's iconic legends," said Jonathan Greller, President of Gilt.
In the early evening guests graced the Park Hyatt New York hotel's breathtaking ONYX Room to toast to the occasion. 250 guests filled the dramatic room covered from floor to ceiling in back lit white-onyx panels, enjoyed signature elit® Vodka, Bayou Rum® cocktails, Arinzano wines, and passed hors d'oeuvres including vegan delights such as chickpea onion sliders prepared in-house by the Park Hyatt New York hotel. David Seelinger's EmpireCLS provided courtesy transportation for the evening for select VIP's and film guests.
Brent Lamberti, elit® Vodka Global Ambassador, added "we want to thank DuJour for selecting elit® to create the cocktails for this fantastic event and remarkable group. On behalf of Stoli Group, a sincere 'congratulations' to the filmmakers on bringing their vision and passion to the silver screen."
Following "a final toast/last words" by Jason Binn, attendees departed the Park Hyatt Hotel to arrive at the School of Visual Arts theatre in the heart of Chelsea for a private screening of This Beautiful Fantastic. Before entering the elegant lobby, celebrity guests including Paul McCartney, Lady Monika Bacardi, and many more walked the carpet for final interviews and images. The screening premiered at 8:00PM with over 200 guests in attendance to watch the contemporary fairy tale.
"On behalf of JetSmarter, our team was delighted to be a part of tonight's film premiere of This Beautiful Fantastic, alongside DuJour Media and Gilt Group, amongst the other prominent sponsors, as they are all brands that align with JetSmarter's clientele," said Gennady Barsky, Vice Chairman and President of JetSmarter.
This Beautiful Fantastic, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in London, revolves around the unlikely friendship between a cantankerous widower and reclusive young woman who dreams of being a children's book author. Renowned Actress Jessica Brown Findlay and Actor Tom Wilkinson co-star in the film.
"It's a great way to go into the holidays, and we are excited to be part of a great ensemble", remarked DuJour Founder, Jason Binn. "Tonight was filled with a vibrant group of people and it was so sweet to see Paul McCartney fly in to support our collaboration and his son-in-laws film. McCartney must be so happy for Simon and his daughter Mary."
To learn more about This Beautiful Fantastic, contact [email protected] for additional details.
DuJour, the award-winning multi-platform lifestyle brand created by media entrepreneur and publisher Jason Binn, is expressly for select affluent consumers with an influential social footprint. DuJour delivers unparalleled access with a rich and diverse breadth of content to an exclusive, often elusiveaudience. DuJour amasses the talents of Editor-in-Chief Fiona Murray and a world- renowned roster of editors, writers, stylists and photographers. DuJour brings to the forefront stories about fashion, design, food, travel, art, politics et al., issue to issue. In the three short years since its launch, DuJour has garnered industry awards including: Ad Week 2013 Hot List Reader's Choice – Hottest Newcomer, Min – Editorial & Design Awards 2013 – Best Launch (Print), Min – Editorial & Design Awards 2013 – Best Website, 2012 Webby Award for Best Home/Welcome Page, and The Folio: 100. www.dujour.com
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About Stoli Group
Stoli Group (headquartered in Luxembourg) was established in 2013 as the division that is responsible for the production, management and distribution of SPI Group's global spirit portfolio - the iconic Stolichnaya® Premium vodka range, elit® Vodka and Moskovskaya®. With operational business units across 3 continents and distribution in more than 170 countries, the group is led by a multi-national management team with key office locations in Europe, USA and China. With almost 1 bottle of Stolichnaya® Premium vodka sold every second, each one defines the benchmark for quality with a meticulously crafted liquid that meets the highest alcohol standards - Alpha Spirit. Stoli's exceptional purity is achieved by controlling the process from grain to bottle, using only the highest quality ingredients and processes in the Group's own, ultra-modern raw alcohol distillery in Tambov. The spirit then travels to Latvijas Balzams where it is blended with artesian water, quadruple filtered and bottled to become Stolichnaya® - as it has since 1938. For more information visit www.stoli-group.com and www.stoli.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/stoli, on Instagram at instagram.com/stoli and on Twitter @Stoli
About AMBI Media Group
AMBI Group is a consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies wholly owned and operated by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as "Monika Bacardi." In 2015, AMBI acquired the Exclusive Media Group film library, which includes an incredibly diverse portfolio of critical hits, commercial blockbusters and cult favorites such as "Begin Again," "Cruel Intentions," "Donnie Darko," "End of Watch," "Ides of March," "Hit & Run," "Memento," "The Mexican," "Parkland," "Rush," "Sliding Doors," "Snitch," "Undefeated" and "The Way Back," to name a few.
About Samuel Goldwyn Films
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion- picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with both world- renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and SUPER SIZE ME, AMAZING GRACE and Julie Delpy's hit comedy 2 DAYS IN PARIS. Past Goldwyn titles include: HARRY BROWN starring Michael Caine, the box office smash FIREPROOF and the 2010 independent hit MAO'S LASTDANCER. Samuel Goldwyn Films also released THE WHISTLEBLOWER, a powerful, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller starring Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz, and the 2012 critics' darling ROBOT & FRANK, starring Academy Award® nominee Frank Langella and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon.
Synopsis of film
This Beautiful Fantastic is a contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikely of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children's book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London. Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay) is a beautifully quirky young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children's book. When she is forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her nemesis, match and mentor in Alfie Stephenson (Tom Wilkinson), a grumpy, loveless, rich old man who lives next door and happens to be an amazing horticulturalist.
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