DateAugust 14, 2017
Tennessee Women In Film & Media is pleased to host a premiere party event in honor of LEAP! a beautifully crafted animated film from the Weinstein Company. Co-Writer and Director Eric Summer will be there to talk about his film career. Call 615-567-3771 for additional information or questions.
Animated Comedy LEAP!
TENNESSEE WOMEN IN FILM AND MEDIA will hold a PRIVATE SCREENING of The Weinstein Company’s Animated Feature Length Film LEAP! to celebrate Co-Writer/Director and newly Nashville-Based French Movie Director Eric
Summer’s achievement. The red carpet screening will take place at THE REGAL GREEN HILLS CINEMA STADIUM 16 on Sunday August 27th, 2017 at (TBA TIME) with an INVITATION ONLY Cocktail Reception to follow.
REGAL GREEN HILLS CINEMA STADIUM 16 – Nashville
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1:30 pm – Red Carpet Arrivals
2:00 pm – LEAP! screening
3:30 pm – question and answer
4:30 to 7:00 pm – cocktail reception | Forest Hills | Nashville About LEAP!
11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But – there’s a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother Régine (Kate McKinnon). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.
LEAP! stars — Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler, Kate McKinnon, Dane DeHaan, Nat Wolff, Mel Brooks with original music by Carly Rae Jepsen, Sia and Demi Lovato.
“I can’t tell you about how much I love Leap! The producers made a fantastic family film when they created the French version of the film (BALLERINA). Our team has done an incredible job building on their vision with the American version. I think (LEAP!) is the best animated film I’ve ever made.” ~ Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, March 27,2017
About Director and Co-writer Eric Summer
Now based in Nashville, French movie director and writer Eric Summer specializes in action films and media but LEAP! became a pleasant diversion and passion as a result of a chance encounter with a tiny prima ballerina on one of his movie sets. That inspiration lead Eric to his first feature-length animated film.
Eric Summer and his wife Guenievre Milliner, Owner/President of the Little Gourmand at 2209 Bandywood in the Green Hills section of Nashville, will both be in attendance. Please contact Elaine Hume Peake, TWiFM Director of Press and Publicity, for interviews.
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