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Alexander Valley Film Society Celebrates Oscars® Night with 3rd Annual Red Carpet Evening Fundraising Gala

MEDIA ADVISORY – January 31, 2017
Contact: Kathryn Hecht,, 707.893.7150


The Alexander Valley Film Society is bringing Hollywood glamour to Sonoma County with the Third Annual Red Carpet Evening, a fundraising gala and celebration of the 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS®. Guests will gather at The Clover Theater for an evening of film, fashion, food and fun, featuring a red carpet entrance, opulent cocktail lounge, the OSCARS® on the big screen, passed hors d-oeuvres in the theater, and silent auction.

Following the telecast, a seated dinner crafted by celebrity chef Domenica Catelli and live auction hosted by Rick Gomez (Band of Brothers, Justified) will be held at Cloverdale’s historic Bank Building, transformed into an enchanted wonderland for the evening. Proceeds from the event will support the Alexander Valley Film Society’s educational and cultural programs.

WHAT: OSCARS® Fundraiser for the Alexander Valley Film Society. Individual tickets are $200 and can be purchased at

WHO: Bay Area film fans, patrons and supporters of the Alexander Valley Film Society will be feted by Catelli’s, Young and Yonder Spirits, Ferrari Carrano, Bear Republic Brewery, Wilson Winery, and other local artisans. Red Carpet models and fashion provided by Voss Signature Vintage. The event design was helmed by Marne Dupere of 14feet.

WHEN: Sunday, February 26th at 4PM. Oscars® begin at 5:30PM. Dinner immediately follows.

WHERE: The Clover Theater, 121 East 1st Street Cloverdale, CA 95425

About AVFilm

AVFilm began in 2015 when film lovers in Cloverdale and Healdsburg came together with a goal of bringing the rural North Bay more access to cinema arts events and education. The first AVFest featured 24 films across four days on four screens in two cities. In the eight years since our origin, AVFilm has exhibited more than 500 films and now serves more than 5,000 people, 1,000 public school students, and 600 lifelong learners through year-round educational and cultural programming. Through the transformative power of film, AVFilm brings global perspectives into our community, builds partnerships to broaden our impact, and educates, empowers, and engages students of all ages. For more information, visit

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