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August 6th, 2014

Join us for a Pre-Release Members screening of A FIVE STAR LIFE

For over 65 years Variety Children's Charity has met our mission of providing medical equipment, rehabilitation services, housing assistance, community aid, and more, to tens of thousands of the Bay Area's children and families most in need.

Movie Nights are just one of the many benefits provided through our Membership Program, which provides vital funding and ensures our ability to continue as one of the Bay Area's most trusted charitable organizations serving children and families in need. Members enjoy priority seating, complimentary drinks and special gifts.

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Please join us Wednesday, August 6th for


Opening Friday August 8th at Landmark Theatres Opera Plaza and Shattuck Cinemas locations

Not Rated 85 minutes

Film donation and support for Variety provided by Landmark Theatres

A FIVE STAR LIFE is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman's quest for romantic and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and luxurious hotels in the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As the "surprise guest," she arrives incognito at the world's finest hotels to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi).

But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for companionship. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Directed and co-written by Maria Sole Tognazzi.

Winner! David di Donatello Awards 2013 - Best Actress, Margherita BuyDavid di Donatello Awards 2013 Nominees - Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi)Winner! Italian National Syndicate of Fim Journalists 2013 - Best ComedyItalian National Syndicate of Fim Journalists 2013 Nominees - Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Editing, Best Original Story, Best Producer


Enjoy Wine, Beer, Mixed Drinks, Soda, Popcorn, and Candy!


$10 - $20 Suggested donation at the door

Cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!


Seating is Limited

Variety members and their guest receive priority seating

Tickets will not guarantee seating.

For more information, please call Variety at (415) 781-3894 or email us at

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