Philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff, and IFC Films hosted the New York premiere of IFC Films’ Rebel In The Rye. The event took place Wednesday, September 6 2017, at Metrograph in New York City.
In Rebel in the Rye, actor Nicholas Hoult brings young, reclusive author J.D. Salinger to life. The film tells the true story of how Holden Caulfield – the fictional character in J.D.‘s famous 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye” – was created.
Notable attendees included: Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Amy Rutberg, Brian d’Arcy James, Caitlin Mehner, Will Rogers, Jenny Ashman, director/writer Danny Strong, producers Bruce Cohen, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Jason Shuman, executive producers Christina Papagjika, Matthew Salloway, Ellen Schwartz, Kristen Stewart, Harry Connick Jr., Erich Bergen, Paul Haggis, Riley Keough, Brigitte Lacombe, Abbey Lee, Barry Levinson, Thomas Matthews, Jennifer Morrison, Lesli Margherita, Daphne Oz, Jim Parrack, Ben Shenkman, Tristine Skyler, Whit Stillman, Alina Puscau, Adam David Thompson, and Avanti Gupta.
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About Rebel In The Rye
The world of legendary writer J. D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time. Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel in the Ryefollows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O’Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. Costarring Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson, Rebel in the Rye offers a tantalizing window into the life and times of a little-understood genius who broke the rules and redefined American literature.
About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean’s philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.
A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became an Ambassador for the American Humane Society. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.
Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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