Fabulous Film Fete
Stars and aficionados hang at intimate USA Film Festival affair
Before the final day of the 43rd annual USA Film Festival, moviegoers and filmmakers gathered for a post-screening, late-night fete filled with noshing, drinking and mingling past midnight.
“This party is all about asking questions and learning about the films in a more relaxed setting,” a USA Film Festival source told us.
Thanks to Brett and Lester Levy, who opened up their magnificent home, guests settled around the outdoor fire pit and curled up in cozy couches to hang with directors and producers to learn more about the industry and incredible talent.
“The talent is unbelievable,” said Sandra Luckow, a film festival National Juror from New York. “We were practically balling when we watched Nine to Ninety — a brilliant short film about aging parents. It’s just fantastic.”
The evening honored the more than 20 films and 13 shorts in the festival, including the Saturday screenings — Safety Last, Journey to Hope, More Than Honey, The Hot Flashes, Stephen Tobolowsky Hosts The Shorts, Congratulations, Odd Man Out, In A World and Touchy Feely — and masters behind the camera.
On the cinematic scene: award-winning actor Stephen Tobolowsky, Women in Film president Lisha Bock and vice president Kerri Navarro, Verizon guy (“Can you hear me now?”) Paul Marcarelli, Sam Swenson, Clarice Tinsley, Stephen Giles, Susan and Steven Wilkofsky, Sam Wade, Chris Roe, Leah Shore, and producer Aemelia Scott.