1-800-Flowers.com will generously be providing veterans and members of the military with free tickets to the Gold Coast International Film Festival film screenings throughout the seven-day festival, announced the Town of North Hempstead board. To redeem tickets, veterans and military personnel should email firstname.lastname@example.org with their requests.
“What a wonderful gesture on the part of 1-800-Flowers to give our veterans a free movie pass to enjoy this wonderful film festival right in their own backyard,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We are proud to help support the 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival.”
In addition to the free tickets for the military, there will be a special free screening for everyone of the 1946 Academy Award-winning film, The Best Years of Our Lives, on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the Bow Tie Great Neck Squire Theater at 1 p.m. The classic film tells the story of three WWII veterans who return home to small-town America to discover that little has remained the same while they were away. The film was winner of seven Academy Awards in 1946, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The screening is also sponsored by 1-800-Flowers.
This year’s festival takes place Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 in venues throughout the north shore of Long Island. The festival kicks off with an intimate conversation with award-winning writer, director and producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) happening on the campus of LIU Post on Nov. 9 and continues with over 60 screenings showcasing Hollywood’s best actors including Richard Gere, Oliver Platt, Rene Russo, Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Walken, Amber Heard and many more industry stars, plus award-winning feature length and short films from the world’s most prestigious festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca).
For information on all of the films, visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org.