Special Advance Screening: Les Misérables

Published On December 12, 2012 | By John Hanshaw | FILM SCREENINGS
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The Board of Trustees of Woodley House, Inc.

Invites You to Attend the 16th Annual Woodley House Movie Benefit
A Special Screening of Universal Pictures’
LES MISÉRABLES

Benefit Founding Chair
Mary Margaret Valenti

Honoring
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
The Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders Professor of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Master of Ceremonies

Andrea Mitchell
Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News


Dress: Festive Attire

 

WHEN / WHERE
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

5:30pm Reception
Pulpo
3407 Connecticut Avenue, NW

7:30pm Screening
AMC Loews Cineplex Uptown Theatre
3426 Connecticut Avenue, NW

FILM SYNOPSIS
Set in 19th century France, Les Misérables recounts the story of Jean Valjean who, having run from the law after conviction for a petty crime, has turned his life around and is a leader of his community. As his past life returns to threaten both his existence and the future of his adopted daughter, Cossette, he must make soul-searching decisions. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel and Tony Award-winning musical, this epic is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Director:
Tom Hooper
Writers:
Claude-Michel Schönberg (book), Alain Boublil (book)

Stars:
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway

WOODLEY HOUSE
Woodley House is a nationally-recognized program based on a unique, community-based residential care recovery approach. We offer a range of mental health services to over 300 consumers each year. A compassionate continuum of care, Woodley House leads the way in returning people suffering from mental illness to productive and independent lives. As a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, Woodley House relies upon contributions from individual donors to provide services to some of Washington’s most needy citizens.

TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED

Reception 5:30pm & Screening 7:30pm
SALES HAVE ENDED

WFI Members: Screening Only 7:30pm ($35)
SALES HAVE ENDED

EVENT
Woodley House is proud to announce its 16th Annual Movie Benefit on December 12, 2012, featuring Universal Pictures’ Les Misérables – a film by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe. This Movie Benefit is a Woodley House tradition and we know this will be one of our best events yet. The play is still playing to packed houses around the world and we know that this film version will be a blockbuster!

The festivities begin with a buffet reception at Pulpo Restaurant at 5:30 pm, before going across the street to the Uptown Theater for the very special screening of the film at 7:30 pm. NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell will be our Master of Ceremonies and will present the Woodley House Donald A. Brown ‘Rose Award’ to author, educator and award-winning authority on mental illness, Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. for her leadership in mental health recovery.

We are especially grateful to our Movie Benefit Founding Chair, Mary Margaret Valenti who provides special insight and invaluable help in making this evening possible. This will be a terrific event and we hope that you can join us. All proceeds will go to support the Woodley House programs to provide safe, affordable housing and comprehensive support services to mentally ill adults in our community.

MOVIE BENEFIT COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs
Leslie M. Fitch, Isabel Jasinowski, Ann T. Pincus

Members
Debra Barrett, Laura Caliguiri, Lou Hill Davidson, Phyllis Eisen, Amanda Lowe, Holly Wittenberg

 

 

 

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