Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY

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The Gold Coast International Film Festival held a reception and screening of the original West Side Story last night at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.

Original cast member Russ Tamblyn was interviewed by noted film authority Heather Lowe after opening remarks by Len Aubrey NYIT VP, CFO & Treasurer. Jon Kaiman Supervisor, Town of North Hempstead and Regina Gil Executive Director and Founder of the Great Neck Arts Center also spoke. The Second AnnuAl Gold Coast International Film Festival presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as Founding Sponsor, will present seven days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities on Long Island’s North Shore. GCIFF gets underway Monday, October 22 with two pre-festival events followed by its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, and then runs at the Clearview Cinemas in the communities of Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck and Port Washington through Sunday, October 28, 2012.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival celebrates the rich culture, history and talent of this fabled region. The “Gold Coast” was once a haven for New York’s elite such as the Pratts, Whitneys, Roosevelts, Fricks, Guests, DuPonts, J.P. Morgan, and Otto Kahn, and today their mansions exist as museums, historic spots and party spaces (which GCIFF makes good use of). Great Neck (the hub of the Festival) was home to many celebrities including Groucho Marx, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan and other titans of the silver screen. Most apropos, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his most famous work The Great Gatsby here. Today’s Gold Coast remains a confluence of culture and class. Those influences from our past combined with the artistry, storytelling and technology of today’s world, enable the Gold Coast International Film Festival to thrive and soar and present our audiences with a fantastic and accessible festival experience.
 
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Russ Tamblyn

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Len Aubrey

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Heather Lowe & Russ Tamblyn

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Regina Gil

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Regina Gil

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Heather Lowe & Russ Tamblyn

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Heather Lowe & Russ Tamblyn

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Aviva Miller, Terri Muran, Regina Gil, Cathy Soref, Russ Tamblyn, Len Aubrey

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Regina Gil, Russ Tamblyn Aviva Miller

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Russ Tamblyn & Aviva Miller

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Caroline Sorokoff & Russ Tamblyn

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
EDa Sorokoff, Regina Gil, Stacy Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
NYIT OFficials

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Aviva Miller

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
NYIT & Terrin Muran, Russ Tamblyn

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Doug Soref, Cathy Soref, Russ Tamblyn

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Regina Gil & Nancy Silberkleit

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Rigeina Gil, guest, Terri Muran

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Regina Gil, Steve Bakunas, Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Caroline Sorokoff, Jim Caruso, Alex Rice

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
"The Jets"

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
EDa Sorokoff & Stacy Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Will Friedwald

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Jennifer Lane, Caroline Sorokoff, Alexis Halpern

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Dad & Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Regina Gil & Jim Caruso

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Dan Fortune & Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY
Andrew Prine, Doug Soref, Guest

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY

Photo Coverage: Gold Coast International Film Festival Celebrates WEST SIDE STORY

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.