Guests gathered at the CAA Screening Room in Los Angeles from 7.15pm for a special screening of Song One, where the film’s writer and director Kate Barker-Froyland and lead actress Anne Hathaway welcomed the audience. The screening was followed by a private seated dinner from 9:00pm at the new Palm Restaurant Beverly Hills. Singer Lionel Richie, made a surprise appearance at the restaurant and was approached for selfies by Song One star Anne Hathaway, and the film’s musicians Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice.
Attendees included host Jean Shafiroff along with actress Anne Hathaway, Adam Shulman, Kate Barker-Froyland, Thomas Froyland, Lionel Richie, Susan Blakely, Billy Zane, Gary Busey, Rebecca Dayan, Illeana Douglas, Nastassja Kinski, Heather Matarazzo, Penelope Ann Miller, Ben Platt, Tony Revolori, Peter Mark Richman, Dominique Swain, Jess Weixler, and Madeline Zima.
The event raised awareness and support of The New York Women’s Foundation, a cross-cultural alliance of women serving as a voice for women and a force for change. For more information visit www.nywf.org
Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist who is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources and sits on the board of seven charities. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home, including New York Women’s Foundation, Southampton Hospital, NYC Mission Society, Southampton Animal Shelter, and French Heritage Society. In tandem with her philanthropic responsibilities, Jean has also hosted events in honor of the entertainment industry both in New York and Los Angeles.
About Song One:
Song One is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant indie music scene. After Franny’s (Anne Hathaway) musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following the car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence. Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of journey meeting James Forester (Johnny Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. As a romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances. The film, produced by Joanthan Demme, also stars Oscar® winner Mary Steenburgen (The Help) and features original music composed by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice.
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