New Beginnings Annual Fundraiser at the Drive-In
New Beginnings is thrilled to announce that we will be holding our annual fundraiser this year at our local Drive-In on October 22nd from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We will be showing the 1991 comedy-drama The Fisher King, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam.
Starring our local celebrity and philanthropist, Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, and Mercedes Ruehl, the film chronicles a radio shock jock as he finds redemption by helping a man whose life he inadvertently shatters. The film conveys the compassion and hope that aligns beautifully with our work and helps community members understand how trauma and mental illness impact each one of us.
This evening will directly benefit New Beginnings' programs, services, and clients, enabling us to remain accessible to all.
Prior to the film, we will be showing a never-before-seen interview created specifically for the evening featuring the film's actress, Mercedes Ruehl (Big, Married to the Mob, and Lost in Yonkers), who won an Oscar for her performance, and the film's screenwriter, Richard LaGravenese (Bridges of Madison County, Horse Whisperer, and Beautiful Creatures). The interview is conducted by Indie Wire editor-at-large Anne Thompson, who has moderated interviews at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
More Details About Event
The gates will open at 5:30 PM. We will show a video detailing our work and much more! Starting at approximately 6:30 PM, we will start the film, which will air until 9:00 PM. A concessions stand will be available for purchasing snacks, and we also offer you the opportunity to pre-purchase catered boxed dinners online during your checkout process.
We welcome you to invite your friends and forward this link to anyone you feel would be interested in attending. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available and can be found on our website by clicking here.
Late-Night Second Screening
If you cannot attend the fundraiser, we are offering a light-night second screening, starting at approximately 9:30 PM for $5 per vehicle. We are offering this screening to make the opportunity more widely available in our community. Tickets to the late-night performance can be purchased here.
Please contact our Development Manager, Michael Berton, at (805) 963-7777 x112 or at [email protected] if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or if you have any questions about the event. We look forward to seeing you there!