At the end of any great evening, you want to come home with a couple of things: photos of you in your evening-out attire, tired feet still tapping to the tunes of the music you danced to, and great memories of fun and laughter with friends, new and old. Thanks to the generous donations of the friends of the NWFC, we are thrilled to be able to send you home with (at least) one more thing at the end of next weekend’s 40th Anniversary Gala- an incredible auction package!
Here’s a little preview of some of the auction packages we’ll have available at next weekend’s Live Auction- get excited! (And start making friends- you want to be on the good side of whoever goes home with “A Week in Provence!“)
A Visit to Portlandia
Head behind the scenes of IFC’s hit show Portlandia! This package includes a visit to the Season 3 set for you and a guest. Meet the production crew, grab an autographed show poster, and- if you’re lucky- see if you can snag a spot on-screen as an extra.
Filmmaker’s Dinner at Grüner with Todd Haynes & Jon Raymond
The Portland duo behind the award-winning HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce wants to take you (and eight of your closest friends) out to dinner! Join director Todd Haynes (Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, I’m Not There) and writer (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cut Off) and producer Jon Raymond at 2012 James Beard Award Winning Restaurant Grüner. Their decadent seasonal offerings, highlighting the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, pair well with sparkling conversation and a bottle of Gewürztraminer- take our word for it.
A Week in Provence
Just north of Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been producing world-class wines (and a few popes, for good measure) for centuries. Make yourself at home in a lovely village house in the heart of the Southern Rhone country, surrounded by France’s most renowned wine producers. Enjoy the beautiful countryside that inspired artists from Cezanne to Matisse, immerse yourself in papal history (Châteauneuf-du-Pape means, roughly, “the Pope’s new castle”)… and did we mention the wine?
AND THAT’S NOT ALL! We have a host of wonderful silent and live auction items- to see for yourself, join us at the Northwest Film Center’s 40th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, May 12th, 2012.