Film Society and Paramount to Host 50th Anniversary Celebration of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Posted by on 9.9.2011

New York, NY (Sept. 9, 2011) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s pre-eminent New York-based non-profit film organization, and Paramount Home Entertainment announced today that they will hold a gala event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved films in cinematic history: Breakfast At Tiffany’s.  A blue carpet will welcome invited guests from the worlds of film, fashion and the arts, September 15, 2011, at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where the fully restored film will be screened.  Legendary actress Julie Andrews, wife of the late director Blake Edwards, will participate in a Q&A session prior to the screening, which will be conducted by Richard Peña, program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. 

Based on Truman Capote’s best-selling novella, Breakfast At Tiffany’s captured the imagination of audiences everywhere and made an indelible impact on movies, fashion and society at large.  In director Blake Edwards’ cinematic masterpiece, Audrey Hepburn’s intoxicating New York party girl Holly Golightly embarks on a wildly entertaining, comedic adventure to find love in the big city.  The unforgettable film will be released for the first time ever in sparkling high definition on Blu-ray Disc on September 20th.

“Easily one of the best-loved American films, Breakfast At Tiffany’s captures the spirit and vitality of New York and remains a cultural touchstone,” said Peña.  “We are delighted to be celebrating its 50th anniversary with Paramount at Alice Tully Hall, which will showcase the film’s restoration and allow the audience to experience every delightful moment as if for the first time.”

Admission:
$10 Members / $15 General Public
Purchase Options -
Online: www.lincolncenter.org
In Person: Alice Tully Hall Box Office (1941 Broadway - on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam) By Phone: Center Charge 212.721.6500 (TTY 212.957.1709)

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Under the leadership of Rose Kuo, Executive Director, and Richard Peña, Program Director, the Film Society of Lincoln Center offers the best in international, classic and cutting-edge independent cinema. The Film Society presents two film festivals that attract global attention: the New York Film Festival, currently planning its 49th edition, and New Directors/New Films which, since its founding in 1972, has been produced in collaboration with MoMA. The Film Society also publishes the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, and for over three decades has given an annual award—now named “The Chaplin Award”—to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of this award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks. The Film Society presents a year-round calendar of programming, panels, lectures, educational programs and specialty film releases at its Walter Reade Theater and the new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Contact:
Courtney Ott
Director, PR & Marketing
212.875.5404
cott@filmlinc.com

Paramount Home Entertainment Contact:
Brenda Ciccone
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Publicity & Communications
323-956-8091
brenda_ciccone@paramount.com

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