Red carpet appearances by designer gown-donning stars are just as much a part of the Academy Awards spectacle as the Oscars themselves. In advance of this coming weekend's 84th annual ceremony, Denver FilmCenter's Reel Social Club is celebrating this marriage of fashion and film with it's Seam To Screen event on Saturday, February 25. Starting around 10:30 a.m. at the FilmCenter, a bottomless mimosa brunch will be followed by a special showing of Bill Cunningham New York, the story of renowned street and fashion photographer for the New York Times for more than thirty years.
"The Bill Cunningham film was such a great documentary to come out this year -- for a fashion film, it was one of the best of the last few years," says Katie Shapiro, Reel Social Club organizer, of the movie choice. Shapiro also says that while some movie junkies might want to stay home and watch Sunday's big event, the club still wanted to give people a chance to get out and talk about the year in films and compare potential Oscar picks, and a late-morning soiree on Saturday seemed like perfect timing.
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Along with the screening and a never-ending mimosa bar, Radio 1190 will be providing pre-film music and Santiago's will be serving up it's famous breakfast burritos. A photobooth will also be on site to add to the fun, and Buffalo Exchange will be throwing down a Cunningham-inspired fashion show to get viewers in the mood.
Reel Social Club's Seam To Screen at the Denver FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax, is a twenty-one and up event; tickets are free for RSC members and $20 for non-members. Advance tickets are available (and recommended) via www.denverfilm.org. For more information, call (303) 595-3456.