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Shakira to headline Las Vegas Premiere of LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA.

An Evening of Love
Shakira to headline Las Vegas Premiere of LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA.

Event to Serve as a Benefit for The Bare Feet Foundation

Los Angeles (October 18, 2007) – To celebrate the release of the Colombia-set romantic drama Love in the Time of Cholera and her contributions to its soundtrack, international recording/performing sensation Shakira will give a special performance of songs from the soundtrack at a November 6 event serving both as the Las Vegas premiere of the film and as a benefit for The Bare Feet Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation). The evening, which takes place at the Palms Casino Resort beginning at 6:00 p.m., will be hosted by Stone Village Pictures, New Line Cinema, Scott Steindorff, and Robin and Danny Greenspun, and co-sponsored by the N9NE Group, the CineVegas Film Festival, Brenden Theatres and the Palms Casino Resort.

The event kicks off with a dinner and silent auction at Rain nightclub, with all proceeds going to The Bare Feet Foundation, a Colombian nonprofit aiding children and their families established through the commitment of Shakira. Following the benefit dinner, Shakira will give a selection of songs from Love in the Time of Cholera. Winner of two Grammy Awards and eight Latin Grammys, the songstress collaborated with Stone Village Pictures to record original songs for the soundtrack. The evening concludes at the Palms’ Brenden Theatres with the Las Vegas premiere of Love in the Time of Cholera, which opens wide in the U.S. on November 16.

“I am grateful to all of those behind this film who are supporting the important work of The Bare Feet Foundation. Bare Feet supports children and families who have been disenfranchised and displaced by the ongoing conflict in my native Colombia, the beautiful land which Garcia Marquez describes with such lushness in Love in the Time of Cholera,” said Shakira.

“Shakira is a woman with immense talent and compassion, and it comes through poignantly in her music and even more so in her actions. My partners, Robin and Danny Greenspun and I, are honored to collaborate with her as an artist and as a humanitarian and hope this event will draw attention to the fine work The Bare Feet Foundation does on a daily basis” said Scott Steindorff of Stone Village Pictures.

Love in the Time of Cholera tells the epic love story of a man who waits 50 years for the love of his life amid the lush, romantic backdrop of early 20th century South America. Based on Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s acclaimed book of the same title, Love in the Time of Cholera was adapted for the screen by Academy Award winner Ronald Harwood (The Pianist) and directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). The film stars Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Benjamin Bratt.

About The Bare Feet Foundation:
The Bare Feet Foundation was born in Barranquilla, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, in the mid-1990s when international recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira decided to take the social compromise of encouraging and advocating for education, nutrition, and health of the most vulnerable population: children. The Foundation runs support programs for children and their families, offering solutions to improve their quality of life and providing opportunities to execute their right to education, paving the way for their growth and development in society. For additional information, please visit: www.fundacionpiesdescalzos.com.

About Stone Village Pictures:
Love in the Time of Cholera is the latest project in a promising slate for Stone Village, which is committed to film financing, coming from a fiscally conservative approach. The company’s modern-day fable Penelope, produced alongside Reese Witherspoon’s Type-A Films and starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant and Witherspoon, will be released domestically by Summit February 2008. Other forthcoming Stone Village features include The Tortilla Curtain; the Al Pacino-Harold Becker remake of Rififi, to be adapted by Bo Goldman; as well as Ron Bass’ adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “True Believer.” Stone Village partners include Scott Steindorff, Andrew Molasky, Robin and Danny Greenspun.

Additionally, Steindorff produced the John Stockwell-helmed feature Turistas, released last fall, and was nominated for an Emmy as an Executive Producer for HBO’s “Empire Falls,” which received 10 Emmy nominations, including Best Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe win for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. For more information, please visit www.stonevillagepictures.com.

About New Line Cinema Corporation:
Celebrating its 40th anniversary year, New Line Cinema is the most successful independent film company in the world. Its mission is to produce innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, merchandising and an international unit. In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company to release independent films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line’s Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history. New Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).


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Posted at 10/19/2007. Original article can be found here.

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