The Museum of Modern Art’s fifth annual Film Benefit honored the Academy Award-winning writer-director Quentin Tarantino. Diane Kruger, the face of Jaeger-LeCoultre and co-chair of the event, spoke to introduce Tarantino on stage. The event raises funds to ensure that great works of cinema continue to join the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. This year’s benefit raised over $1.1 million.
The honorary co-chairs of the event were Marie-Josée Kravis, President, and Jerry I. Speyer, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. The co-chairs include Dana Auslander, Sid R. Bass, Peter Bogdanovich, Diane Kruger, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Ana & Henry Pincus, Wendi & Rupert Murdoch, Dini von Mueffling & Ted Sann, Lizzie and Jon Tisch, Bob Weinstein, and Georgina Chapman & Harvey Weinstein. Additional guests of note included Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, John Slattery, Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky, Steve Buscemi, Nichole Galicia, Harvey Keitel, Josh Lucas, Dean Winters and RZA.
The event raises funds to ensure that great works of cinema continue to join the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Past Film Benefit honorees were Baz Luhrmann (2008), Tim Burton (2009), Kathryn Bigelow (2010), and Pedro Almodovar (2011).
Jaeger-LeCoultre was proud to be a partner of the fifth annual Film Benefit with respect and admiration for the great works of cinema. Jaeger-LeCoultre has long-established relations with the world of cinema. Being the official partner of the Venice International Film Festival for the eighth consecutive year, as well as the Shanghai and Abu Dhabi International Film Festivals, Jaeger-LeCoultre shares the common devotion to the arts and cinema heritage, and contributes to the recognition of both upcoming and established actors, directors and producers.