On Saturday August 16, 2014, Talent Resources’ held a special Hamptons outdoor Drive-In film premiere of “Innocence” at Cooper’s Beach in Southampton, NY. The film, starring Kelly Reilly and Sophie Curtis, was produced by Sophie’s father Ron Curtis, along with Jane Mendelsohn and Pam Koffler, and directed by Hilary Brougher.
The star-studded event was a big success and felt like a true drive-in like the old days. Held at a parking lot next to the beach at 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, NY, people turned up early to secure the best spot in front of a 50-foot blow up screen. Stars of the film and guests gathered to enjoy a BBQ with award-winning gourmet burgers by the East Village’s Whitman’s Restuarant and L’alpina Artesian Water on a perfectly serene Hamptons’ evening.
People watched the film on top of their cars with blankets, while others opted to stay in their cars and listen to the sound via FM radio. Massachusetts-based Corn and Co. provided the popcorn, with creative flavors ranging from kettle corn to dill pickle and Thai chili.
Guests included: Ron Curtis (Executive Producer “Innocence”); Mike Heller (Talent Resources); Kelly Bensimon (“Innocence” Actress, “Real Housewives of New York City”); Sophie Curtis (“Innocence” actress, “Arbitrage”); Jill Stuart (fashion designer); Kelly Reilly (actress, “Black Box”); Zach Erdem (owner of 75 Main Restaurant); Rachel Heller (actress); and Jill Zarin (former star of “Real Housewives of New York City”) and husband Bobby Zarin . Others included Greg Benin (Corn & Company); Chris Benz (fashion designer); Nick Raynes (producer); Kelly Bensimon’s daughter Thaddeus Bensimon; Cornelia Sharpe, Brad and Tatiana Marx, Cornelia Bregman, Alfred Culbreth (CEO American Premium Water Corp); Mark Rockefeller (Entrepreneur); and Dan Baker Jnr.