Film fanatics and supporters came together on September 27 for the “New Orleans Film Society Patron Party and Gala,” presented by the New Orleans Film Society and Hotel Modern. This celebrated event is the primary fundraiser every year for the NOFS’ signature event, the New Orleans Film Festival.

Guests of the patron party were offered a sneak peek at the exciting lineup for the 23rd annual New Orleans Film Festival, taking place October 11 to 18. The crowd enjoyed the music stylings of James Singleton Jr. and Justin Peak “504ward” along with a special solo performance by Theresa Anderson. Chef Dominique Macquet of Tamarind catered the event, and Bartenders of Bellocq provided specialty cocktails for the guests.

NOFS was proud to award the 2012 “Celluloid Hero” Award to Benh Zeitlin, the director of Beasts of the Southern Wild, which has received worldwide acclaim.

The film festival is Louisiana’s longest-running international film festival and takes place in theatres throughout the New Orleans area. Every year, they present a comprehensive, world-class program of film screenings and associated events: panels, workshops, receptions, awards presentations and opening and closing night events. The festival offers numerous opportunities for learning, networking and celebrating the finest in cinema, with a special focus on Louisiana-produced films.

Event at a Glance
What:  ”New Orleans Film Society Patron Party and Gala,” benefiting the New Orleans Film Society
When: Thursday, September 27
Where: Hotel Modern