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From 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 the
                    world and is second only to the Oscars in bringing together celebrities,
                    artists, and film luminaries to recognize important works of film. Cannes is
                    also one of the three leading markets for film and video, with thousands of
                    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 National
                    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. It
                    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, Le
                    Moulin de Mougins, in the hills above Cannes.

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