San Luis Obispo County’s Hearst Castle will relive its Hollywood heydays of the 1920s and ’30s for one star-studded night during the “Hollywood to Hearst Castle” event on Friday, March 9, 2012, as part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF). The VIP event includes an historic movie screening of Citizen Kane, a private tour of the castle, indoor poolside food and wine and more.
Honored guests, actor Harrison Ford and renowned Hollywood photographer Timothy White, will start off the evening’s festivities at 5 p.m. by flying into Hearst Ranch’s private airfield, just as William Randolph Hearst’s high-profile Hollywood friends once did.
“Hollywood to Hearst Castle” Event Details
Starting at 5 p.m. with the welcoming of Harrison Ford and Timothy White as they touch down, Hollywood to Hearst Castle includes a motorcade of vintage cars to the castle; a private tour of the castle; indoor poolside cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with celebrity and VIP guests; and an intimate conversation with Harrison Ford and Timothy White while viewing White’s work on the screen of the Hearst Castle private movie theater. This part of the event is by invitation only.
The event will then open up to additional guests and move to the Hearst Castle Theatre at the Visitor Center with an exhibit of Timothy White’s work at 7 p.m. White’s longtime friend and colleague Harrison Ford will present him with the SLOIFF’s inaugural Spotlight Award tribute, created to highlight key figures involved in behind-the-scenes filmmaking, at 7:30 p.m.
The event concludes with a grand finale screening of Citizen Kane from 8-10 p.m.
Hollywood to Hearst Castle is a San Luis Obispo International Film Festival event, in cooperation with Hearst Castle, Friends of Hearst Castle, California State Parks and SanLuisObispoVacations.com.
The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival takes place March 7-11, 2012. The complete event lineup will be announced by January 31, 2012. For more information about festival passes, movie venues, lodging for the event and other guest information, visit slofilmfest.org.