Where the Wild Things Are - A Benefit for 826 Seattle
Oct 07, 2009
(Spike Jonze, 2009)
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Co-presented by 826 Seattle at the Cinerama Theater
Screenwriter Dave Eggers and star Max Records in attendance
Based on the beloved book by Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are is an adventure for every generation, a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. Opening nationwide October 16, 2009, the film is directed by Spike Jonze and stars Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and Forest Whitaker.
Screenwriter Dave Eggers is the bestselling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What is the What, and Zeitoun. He is also founder of the independent publishing house McSweeney’s and 826 National, a family of seven nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages 6 to 18, with expository and creative writing. His screenwriting credits also include the recent release Away We Go, which he co-wrote with Vendela Vida.
All proceeds from the evening go to support 826 Seattle's programs. 826 Seattle is the city's only writing center entirely dedicated to helping students, ages 6 to 18, improve their written communication skills. All 826 programs are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to a young person’s future success. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, 826 Seattle offers free after-school tutoring, special writing workshops, class field trips, in-school programs, and publishing opportunities for Seattle students to improve their ability to communicate effectively in writing.
More information about 826 Seattle can be found at www.826seattle.org.
Please note this event will be held at the Cinerama.
$25 for Northwest Film Forum members and active 826 Seattle volunteers
(NWFF members use discount code "NWFF"; remember you will be asked to present your valid membership card at the door!)
-“No line wait” separate entrance
-Premium seating in a reserved section
-Entrance to an exclusive post-movie cocktail party with Dave Eggers
Watch the trailer: