3rd Annual Catalina Film Festival - Day 3 CFF Patricia Arquette Honored at Best Man Down West Coast Premiere

Best Man Down West Coast Premiere and The Catalina Career Tribute Award  was held on location at America's West Coast Resort Catalina Island "Hollywood's Magical Island" in the historical Avalon Casino Theatre, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA  at The 3rd Annual Catalina Film Festival.

VIP 2013 Filmaker Mixer, a meet and greet gathering presented by Horseshoe Bend Vineyards was held before the premiere at the Hotel Metropole 205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, CA.  Film directors, actors and other industry members were able to gather in an intimate setting with a hosted bar and light appetizers. The spicy chicken nuggets were very tasty and the popping of champagne bottles made it a fun atmosphere. 

Some attending were filmakers from "Go Public" a documentary film project, winner of best documentary 2013, gave insights in the   screening being shown on the final day Sunday. Go Public tweeted: @GoPublicFilm The red carpet! #gopublic #gopublicfilm pic.twitter.com/qpY7WX8J8O. Photo courtesy GO Public.

James O'Keeffe and Dawn O'Keefe Producer Go Public. Photo by Gisele "ShooterDiva"/Partyby5

The Best Man Down West Coast Premiere was attended  by old, new and aspiring Hollywood. Fans from the mainland and locals also came out the event. 

The Catalina Career Tribute Award to Award Winning Actress Patricia Arquette was  presented before the screening of the featured film. Arquette arrived onto the red carpet dressed in an elegant gown perfect for the "Great Gatsby" theme of the night.

 Arquette was accompanied by her agent David DeCamillo.   A special viewing presentation with her past and present films was shown and enjoyed by everyone. Arquette is in the new season of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, is currently shooting  a movie for director Richard Linklater and will star in a movie in November with Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli called THE WANNABE for director Nick Sandow and producer Martin Scorsese. Follow her@pattyarquette

Gatsby Style fashion was on the theme on the red carpet. Sophia Paulmier must receive a mention, dressed elegantly wearing a beautiful red gown by BCBG in the theme of the night, her upcoming projects include The Hypnotist and Apollo Guidance (short), The Hypnotist is still in post production and Apollo premiered in June at the Philadelphia International Film Festival.

There were so many beautiful gowns that added to the "magic" of the island.  Gisele "ShooterDiva" was wearing a custom designed "Gatsby Style" head piece by KD Luxe Jewelry - Wear it, Live it,  Feel it, was the buzz of the night (use the code #shooterdiva for a 10% discount at KDluxejewlry), the "armgenie" handsfree cellphone holder that can be worn casual or upscale, and dress by Bebe.  On day 1 of the festival Sharon Stone was presented with Receipt of the Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award.

Best Man Down , starring Justin Long, Tyler Labine, Jess Weixler, Addison Timlin, Frances O'Connor and Shelley Long, a newlywed  couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest for their best man, who died unexpectedly  after their ceremony , sure to be a hit in the box office.

Immediately following the Premiere VIPs were shuttled to Avalon Landing to board "The Catalina King"  for the Great Gatsby Gala Party Cruise.

There was a Full corse meal served, a hosted bar and a huge dance floor. The yacht cruised the guests around the island while they danced and mingled.  A magical evening indeed.

After the Gala we were invited by two locals Olivia and Gus Gazis who offered to escort us in their electric car to the unofficial after party held at The Marlin Club 108 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, CA.

The Marlin Club is hotspot night club in Catalina featuring a local live band "Catalina  Allstars" fittingly named with celebrity band members   Vern Altieri ,the driving force in Catalina Island`s club scene where he has teamed up with bass player Mike King and drummer, Roger Connelly of the Blues Merchants. 

Presently Vern is working to combine heavy blues with the surf sound of the `60s.  Roger quickly spotted the "ArmgenieUSA" hands free cellphone holder on my arm and tried it on.  Roger Connelly will be one of the first drummers ever to get an armgenie.

The place was packed and this 80's british style "yacht rock" band was great entertainment after a long whimsical day to let loose and get your groove on. We left just before midnight and the party was still going strong.  Locals Olivia and Gus took us back to the Hotel St Lauren our final stop of the night just before the carriage turned into a pumpkin.

ShooterDiva tweeted: "@paparazzicomedy: 2013 Catalina Film Festival was an enjoyable "Magical Experience" @PattyArquette congratulations on your award!" Catalina Film Festival tweeted: "@BonitaTequilaLA @xzibit great photo! We were so honored to have you as a sponsor, hope to see you next year!" The CFF continues until Sunday September 22, 2013 . A week of magical memories. View a complete slideshow at Partyby5

About the Catalina Film Festival : The Catalna Film Festival is a non-profit benefit organization focused on promoting Catalina's Rich Film History, fostering the growth of the independent film , and helping the city ofAvalon and the Island of Catalina's economic stimulus. Since 2011 Monthly Catalina Film Society Screening Series has helped encourage and promote the spirit of Independent film on the island , while Catalina Film Institute , established in 2012, reboots for another November Session so it can continue to help foster the growth of filmakers.  Catalinafilm.org.

Special thanks to All the wonderful supporters and sponsors including those not mentioned, LASplash, Limelight Pr, Catalina Transportation Services, Catalina Express "Commodore VIP",Hotel St Lauren "The Pink Hotel".  KD Luxe "Positive Energy" Jewelry, Vlado Footwear ,Photo credits EOTM Award winning Film & Entertainment 2013 Photographer of The Year, Gisele "#ShooterDiva"/Partyby5 and I.O.T. Photography.

 

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