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A-List Communications’ Supper Suite Popup Series During SXSW Hosts Four Film Premieres

photos – Sara Jaye Weiss and Michael Bezjian

Octavia Spencer  Stefanie Scott

Octavia Spencer and Stefanie Scott credit Sara Jaye Weiss

Austin, TX, (March 15, 2017) – A-List Communications concluded their famed Supper Suite event series with four key SXSW film premiere events during SXSW at local hotspots Basecamp and Summit in Austin. Those that attended, we loved seeing you! If we didn’t, here’s what happened and we welcome your branded coverage and photo placements:

Braving persistent evening drizzle, the cast and crew of co-director Eshom and Ian Nelms’ SMALL TOWN CRIME chased away any hint of gloom with a rollicking, exuberant cocktail reception at A-List Communications’ popup Supper Suite at Austin hot spot Basecamp Saturday.

Efren Ramirez Small Town Crime credit Michael Bezjian

Efren Ramirez credit Michael Bezjian

The film might be called SMALL TOWN CRIME but the party was a huge family affair. Star Octavia Spencer (HIDDEN FIGURES, THE HELP) basically art directed the cast and crew photo shoot throughout the venue. Joining Spencer were cast mates including John Hawkes (AMERICAN GANGSTER); Dale Dickey (HELL OR HIGH WATER); Don Harvey (CASUALTIES OF WAR); Jeremy Ratchford (Cold Case); James Lafferty (Underground); Stefanie Scott (INSIDIOUS 3); Caity Lotz (THE MACHINE); Robyn Lively (KARATE KID III) and Michael Vartan (Alias). Other guests included the cast and crew of SXSW short IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING produced by Efren Ramirez (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE).

Houston King  Nick offerman and Brett Haley the Hero SXSW credit Michael Bezjian

Houston King, Nick Offerman, Brett Haley credit Michael Bezjian

On the Summit Rooftop, the casts and crews of director Brett Haley’s SXSW premiere THE HERO and Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s hunting documentary TROPHY celebrated their films’ SXSW debuts with a cocktail reception. Indie distributor Orchard Films is distributing both films. Guests included Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and director Brett Haley. Efren Ramirez (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) who party-hopped from the SMALL TOWN CRIME party adjacent at Basecamp downstairs, and Houston King.

Richard Turner carpet Dealt Supper Suite SXSW credit Sara Jate Weiss

blind card manipulator Richard Turner credit Sara Jaye Weiss

Summit rooftop hosted a magical party in honor of Luke Korem’s fascinating documentary on blind card magician Richard Turner, DEALT. In bright downtown Austin sunshine, Turner regaled guests with his stupendous card manipulations, accompanied by his wife Kim and son Asa, along with writer Bradley Jackson.

Robert Schwartzman and Michael Barker Sony Pix Classic and Eleanor Coppola SXSW credit Sara Jaye Weiss

Robert Schwartzman and Eleanor Coppola credit Sara Jaye Weiss

Finally, Basecamp hosted the pre-premiere reception for Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial debut at age 80 (she directed the APOCALYPSE NOW doc HEART OF DARKNESS), PARIS CAN WAIT, starring Alec Baldwin and Diane Lane. Sony Pictures Classics’ co-president Michael Barker joined her along with nephew and band “Rooney” front man Robert Schwartzman.

Eleanor Wine at namesake Michael Barker Sony Pix Classic and Eleanor Coppola s party SXSW credit Sara Jaye Weiss

Eleanor wine by Coppola Family Wines credit Sara Jaye Weiss

Guests at all events enjoyed Maestro Dobel® Tequila’s signature Black Diamond Margaritas with Hawaiian black salt and the “Dobel South by Supper Suite” cocktails and The Family Coppola’s Diamond Collection wines—Diamond Collection Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and the winery’s flagship red Bordeaux blend, Claret. The Coppola family’s signature 2012 vintage red blend, “Eleanor” was featured at the PARIS CAN WAIT event. Guests snacked on Basecamp and Summit’s pulled pork tacos, crab balls, buffalo wings and mini steak taquitos, as well as a self serve taco bar.

Kim Tuner Richard Turner director Luke Korem Asa Turner Dealt Supper Suite SXSW credit Sara Jate Weiss
Guest at Richard Turner Dealt Supper Suite SXSW credit Sara Jate Weiss
Michael Barker Sony Pix Classic and Eleanor Coppola SXSW credit Sara Jaye Weiss

About The Family Coppola
The Family Coppola encompasses all of the things Francis loves most – cinema, wine, food, resorts, and adventure – and embraces quality, authenticity and pleasure as a backbone to each of these vibrant business endeavors. Anchored in Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, known for the superior level of quality and integrity, is, as Francis puts it, “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life: food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life.” Coppola’s second foray into Sonoma County came in 2015 with the launch of Virginia Dare Winery, American wines since 1835, ushering in a new era of elevated quality and vineyard-specific wines. The Coppola Family Hideaways are a collection of unique properties where adventure meets serenity. Drawing upon inspiration from his film career and travels around the globe to the far reaching corners of the world, Francis created each resort embracing its off-the-beaten-track location, making it an ideal destination for exploring the natural wonders of the area while relaxing in tranquil surroundings. Additionally, The Family Coppola operates a venerable film production company, American Zoetrope; the award-winning all-literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story; Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco’s iconic Sentinel Building in North Beach; and Mammarella Foods, an authentic line of premium organic pastas and sauces.www.TheFamilyCoppola.com.

About Maestro Dobel® Tequila:
Dobel® Tequila is one of the United States’ fastest growing ultra-premium tequilas. Named after its founder (Dobel is his abbreviated name – Juan Domingo Beckmann Legorreta), the tequilas are sourced from single estates and distilled from 100% blue agave. Bottled in Jalisco, Mexico, Dobel® Tequila is recognized for its superior smoothness and iconic packaging, which includes a stopper and a modern twist on a vintage apothecary-style bottle. The heavily embossed bottles are inspired by the laboratory sample bottles used by the distillery’s Maestro Tequileros (Master Distillers). The wide range includes Maestro Dobel® Silver, Maestro Dobel® Reposado, Maestro Dobel® Añejo, Maestro Dobel® Humito™, the world’s first smoked silver tequila, and Maestro® Dobel™ Diamante, the world’s first clear multi-aged. Dobel® Tequila is available nationwide in fine bars, restaurants and retailers – available in 200 ml, 375 ml and 750 ml bottles.

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About A-List Communications LLC
A-List Communications (www.a-listcommunications.com) is a full-service special events & communications agency based in Los Angeles. With over 20 years of global agency experience, A-List Communications specializes in connecting corporate brands with results-driven communication strategies, and globally recognized celebrities that elevate their clients to the A-List. Core to A-List Communications’ success is delivering “Brand Integration” services across a portfolio of proprietary branded entertainment programs including “Fashion Week STYLE360,” “Supper Suite” and “The Arts & Cinema Centre.” Most recently in 2017, A-List Communications produced the Kia Supper Suite Park City Popup and Sony Pictures Classics’ Pre-Oscar® Dinner Party at STK Los Angeles. Follow @alistcom (www.twitter.com/alistcom) for more information and check #SupperSuiteSTK for daily updates.


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