Enigma Premiere Benefits the IRC
|Enigma producers Lorne Michaels (far left) and Mick Jagger (center) join cast members Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet and Jeremy Northam at the April 11th premiere of the film at the Beekman Theater in New York to benefit the IRC. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com).|
The film Enigma, a suspenseful drama set in England about the mysteries code breaking during World War II, had its New York premiere on April 11th and producers Lorne Michaels and Mick Jagger offered proceeds of ticket sales to the IRC and FilmAid, a project of the IRC.
At the sold out Manhattan screening, the chairman of Manhattan Pictures International, Paul Manafort, provided a sketch of the IRC's wartime origins and applauded the organization's global relief work.
IRC president Reynold Levy thanked the audience for supporting critical refugee aid programs. "Your assistance is bringing food to the hungry, water to the parched and shelter to the homeless," he said.
Enigma stars Kate Winslet, Jeremy Northam and Dougray Scott attended, along with Jagger, Michaels and a host of other celebrities. Four $10,000 contributions from Merrill Lynch, Select Equity Group and two individuals, Roger Barnett and Frederick Iseman, largely underwrote costs of the event, which included a post-screening party. Ticket sales raised nearly $50,000.
Enigma was directed by Michael Apted. The screenplay is by Tom Stoppard.