THE IDES OF MARCH SPECIAL BENEFIT SCREENING – Los Angeles, September 26, 2011
With the generous sponsorship of Sony Pictures, Children Mending Hearts, in partnership with the Geffen Playhouse and The Satellite Sentinel Project, was pleased to present a special pre-theatrical-release screening of The Ides of March (2011).
Based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North, which had its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, the film follows an idealistic young campaign staffer (Ryan Gosling) who gets a crash course in dirty politics under the tutelage of presidential contender Mike Morris (George Clooney). Written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, the film stars Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. The benefit was held at the historic Geffen Playhouse in Westwood.
The evening was a wonderful success and we are so grateful to everyone who contributed, donated, and was able to attend. Proceeds from the event benefited Children Mending Hearts, Satellite Sentinel Project, and the Geffen Playhouse New Play Development Fund.
Additionally, a big special thank you to Microsoft, Sony Pictures, Grant Heslov & George Clooney, for their generous contributions that made the evening possible.