SAVE THE DATE —  OCT. 30, 2010

Red Carpet Screening of “Key Largo” Kicks-Off
Film Festival and Tribute to Actress Claire Trevor
At Claire Trevor School of the Arts / UC Irvine
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University of California, Irvine has organized the Claire Trevor Film Festival to mark what would have been the actress’s centennial birthday.  One of her films will be screened each month through June.  The screening of  “Key Largo” on Saturday, Oct. 30 kicks-off the School’s year-long tribute to Ms. Trevor.
By following the searchlights up Mesa Road at University Drive and crossing the bridge to the Arts Plaza, guests will step back in time for Irvine's red carpet premiere of “Key Largo,” the classic 1948 film for which Claire Trevor received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  Admission to the movie is free with first come, first serve seating.

***Or, for those who want to party like it's 1948 — for just $19.48 per person, guests will receive Reserved Preferred Seating in Winifred Smith Hall and admittance to a VIP Reception prior to the screening, complete with a Martini & Blini Bar and entertainment from renowned torch singer Paula Samonte and acclaimed piano man Gary Busby.                  
                 Advance reservations are required for the VIP Reception with Reserved Seating.
          To RSVP, call Anna at (949) 824-8792.  (Checks should be made payable to UC Regents.)

WHEN:       Saturday, October 30, 2010
                 6:30 p.m.  Martini & Blini Reception / Arts Plaza
                 7:45 p.m.  Screening / Winifred Smith Hall
WHERE:    Claire Trevor School of the Arts
                University of California, Irvine
                712 Arts Plaza, Irvine 92617
                Outdoor VIP reception in the Arts Plaza.
                Screening of “Key Largo” in Winifred Smith Hall.
                Parking at Mesa Parking Structure, 4002 Mesa Road, Irvine 92617.  Parking is $8.

BACKGROUND NOTE:  The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine is dedicating its 2010-2011 performance season to the legacy of Claire Trevor on the occasion of her centennial birthday and to honor her advocacy of the Arts and its students. A Newport Beach resident, Ms. Trevor spent many hours on the campus, freely giving her time to students, advising them and inspiring them.
This also is the 10th anniversary of the School being named for her and several special events are planned to acknowledge her contributions to both the School and the entertainment industry.  The “Key Largo” Premiere and VIP Reception begin the tributes, which will culminate with the installation of a star in front of the campus theatre that already bears her name.  Hers will be the first star in the School’s very own “Walk of Fame.”