the official AmFAR site
Cinema Against AIDS
during the Cannes Film Festival
May 20, 1999 — Cannes, France
The International Film Festival draws hundreds of entries from all over
world and is second only to the Oscars in bringing together celebrities,
artists, and film luminaries to recognize important works of film. Cannes
also one of the three leading markets for film and video, with thousands
buyers and sellers in attendance.
On Thursday, May 20, Elizabeth Taylor will host Cinema Against AIDS, the
sixth all-star benefit for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR)
at the 52nd International Film Festival. Ms. Taylor is amfAR’s Founding
Chairman and a longtime AIDS activist.
The evening begins with a private screening of the new Miramax film, "My
Life So Far," at the Olympia Theater. This film is a memoir of a most unusual
family as seen through the eyes of one very adventuresome Scottish child.
features Colin Firth, Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio, Rosemary Harris, Irene
Jacob, and Malcolm McDowell and reprises the Academy Award-winning
team of director Hugh Hudson and producer David Putnam for the first time
since "Chariots of Fire," which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1981.
The evening continues with an auction that features a vast array of unique,
luxurious items. followed by dinner at Roger Verge’s famed restaurant,
Moulin de Mougins, in the hills above Cannes.
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