FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2015
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FREE Movie Tix for Veterans to Any Gold Coast Film Fest Screening
Free screening of ‘The Best Years of our Lives’ on Veterans Day
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board, proud sponsors of the 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival, announce that 1-800-Flowers.com will generously be providing veterans and members of the military with free tickets to all film screenings throughout the seven-day festival. To redeem tickets, veterans and military personnel should email Katie@goldcoastarts.org with their requests.
“What a wonderful gesture on the part of 1-800-FLOWERS to give our veterans a free movie pass to enjoy this wonderful film festival right in their own backyard,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We are proud to help support the 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival.”
In addition to the free tickets for the military, there will be a special FREE screening for everyone of the 1946 Academy-Award-winning film, The Best Years of Our Lives on Veterans Day, November 11 at the Bow Tie Great Neck Squire Theater at 1 p.m. The film classic tells the story of three WWII veterans who return home to small-town America to discover that little has remained the same while they were away. The film was winner of seven Academy Awards in 1946, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The screening is also sponsored by 1-800-FLOWERS.
This year’s Festival takes place November 9 – 15, 2015 in venues throughout the north shore of Long Island. The Festival kicks off with an intimate conversation with award-winning writer, director and producer Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) happening on the campus of LIU Post on November 9, 2015 and continues with over 60 screenings showcasing Hollywood’s best actors including Richard Gere, Oliver Platt, Rene Russo, Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Walken, Amber Heard and many more industry stars, plus award-winning feature length and short films from the world’s most prestigious festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca).
For information on all of the films, visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org.
About the Gold Coast International Film Festival
Over the past five years, the festival has brought the latest Hollywood hits and Indie favorites to standing room only audiences throughout the fabled Gold Coast of Long Island. Add A-list celebrities and unforgettable events to the mix and it’s easy to see why GCIFF has become the “go to” Festival for film buffs and the public (it is also the last major film festival on the East Coast before Awards season). The Festival is produced by the Gold Coast Arts Center.
Sponsors and partners of this year’s GCIFF include founding partners the Town of North Hempstead and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, longstanding major partners LIU Post and Nassau County IDA as well as AMC Networks, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Panavision, A.L. Sarroff Fund, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Katz Center of North Shore –LIJ Health System, LVR Rental, Samar Hospitality, The Andrew Hotel, Stella Artois and The Amsterdam at Harborside as well as 1-800-Flowers.com, WLIW21, New York Women in Film & Television, Anton Publications, Blank Slate Media, Care Connect and many others.