On Saturday, August 16th, 2014, Cooper's Beach in South Hampton was sent into retro mode with a good old fashioned drive-in movie, presented by Talent Resources. The 50 foot blow-up screen was the site of the premiere of "Innocence", directed by Hilary Brougher, produced by Ron Curtis, Jane Mendelsohn, and Pam Koffler, and starring Kelly Reilly and Sophie Curtis. Guests flocked to the sea-side drive-in to enjoy BBQ and gourmet burgers from the East Village's Whitman's Restaurant, and cuddled up in blankets both on top and inside their cars. Of course there was popcorn, provided by Massachusett's Corn and Co., which included delectable flavors like kettle corn, dill pickle, and Thai chili.
Present for the viewing and celebrations was some the cast including Kelly Reilly ("Sherlock Holmes", "The Black Box", "Pride and Prejudice", "Heaven Is For Real"), Sophie Curtis ("Arbitrage", "At Any Price"), Kelly Bensimon ("Real Housewives of New York City"), and Linus Roche ("Batman Begins", "Law and Order").
Also in attendance was the film's executive producer Ron Curtis, producer Nick Raynes, fashion designer Chris Benz, owner of 75 Main Restaurant Zach Erdem, actress Rachel Heller, former star of "The Real Housewives of NYC" Jill Zarin and husband Bobby Zarin, CEO American Premium Water Corp Alfred Culbreth, and entrepreneur Mark Rockefeller.
"Innocence" is the chilling tale of Beckett (Sophie Curtis), a 16 year old girl who has been moved into Manhattan by her father Miles (Linus Roche) after the untimely death of her mother (Kelly Bensimon). When she is enrolled in a prestigious prep school, Beckett finds not only her first love, but dark secrets about the beautiful and seductive women who run the school (Kelly Reilly). Supernatural elements quickly come into play when it is discovered that these women drink virgin blood to attain eternal youth.
“Innocence” also stars Perrey Reeves (“Entourage”, “Old School”), Stephanie March (“Law and Order”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and Liya Kibede (“The Best Offer”, “Desert Flower”).