Meet Shannon Hale, author of the novel Austenland, and
creator of the screenplay for the film of the same name, at an exclusive Afternoon
Tea in Austenland. Salt Lake City's only five-diamond hotel, The Grand America Hotel will delight you with its Austen-worthy grandeur.
Afternoon Tea in Austenland guests will partake of a
selection of exquisite teas and hot chocolates from across the globe. The beverage service will be accompanied by fresh
strawberries with Crème Chantilly, an assortment of finger sandwiches, English
scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon cream. An array of decadent
pastries will round out the truly lush affair.
Guests will each receive a copy of the novel, Austenland,
and one free ticket to the Austenland film premiere and red carpet event. (The premiere will be held at the Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 East Broadway, at 7 pm on August 6.)
Shannon Hale will make brief remarks at this very intimate affair,
capped at 70 guests.
Afternoon Tea in Austenland is a fundraising event for the non-profit
Salt Lake Film Society. As film companies switch to releasing movies
only in digital format, the Salt Lake Film Society must replace obsolete film
projectors with new digital technology.
Our goal is for the public to contribute $250,000 of our $700,000 goal
for this project. The Austenland
fundraiser is one component of this effort.
SLFS operates the Broadway Centre Cinemas at 111 East
Broadway and the Tower Theatre at 9th South and 9th
Salt Lake Film Society Mission Statement
Salt Lake Film Society is the premier film establishment in
the Salt Lake City community. We promote diversity in film exhibition and
creation. We educate, advocate, and inform about and through cinema. We foster
film talent and cultivate film appreciation and participation. Our programs and
venues ensure that the potent ideas and voices of film are accessible to
everyone in our community. SLFS' mission goes far beyond offering diverse, high
quality film programming year round. SLFS provides a meeting place, a modern
day "town hall" where people can discuss and debate the diverse variety of
topics that cinema brings to life. Promoting the art of film at every level,
SLFS programs support new and established filmmakers and cultivate audiences of
all ages keeping the magic of the big screen alive.
Sponsored by The Grand America Hotel and presented in collaboration with Weller Book Works.