The 2016 Alex Fund Benefit event in New York
October 13, 2016

IFC Center, 323 6th Ave, NYC
a7f82a37-58d9-4b69-a3bd-e0bf0dc9dddcEthan Hawke, Nae Caramfil & Cristian Mungiu, 2014

Why you should come:
1. To experience Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s most recent film Graduation (“Bacalaureat”) in the company of other discerning film lovers. Ethan Hawke will moderate a Q&A discussion and host the After Party, and

2. To directly support OvidiuRo’s 2017 activities designed to facilitate the national expansion of the Fiecare Copil in Gradinita law.

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View trailer, here.

In Graduation, a father takes desperate measures to make sure his daughter gets to college.

Your ticket to this Alex Fund benefit is a fitting way to help real children get access to preschool and begin their educational journey with the skills they need to succeed.

What film festival critics are saying about Graduation:

Mungiu, who won the Palme d’Or for ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days’, returns to Cannes with a morality play centered around an overbearing dad keen to get his daughter into a British university at any price.
The Hollywood Reporter

A masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight.
The Guardian

The screening and Q&A will be followed by a reception at The Wild Horses of Sable Island Art Gallery64 Grand St., NY (view map).


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  • November 24, 2014 Screening: Seymour: an Introduction with Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein Q&A session at the IFC Center
  • June 5, 2013 An evening with Andrew Solomon: Ethan Hawke interviewed the celebrated author in his landmark townhouse in Greenwich Village.
  • October 30, 2012 Theatre benefit: with Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson, Juliet Rylance CANCELLED DUE TO SUPERSTORM SANDY.
  • January 19, 2011 Theater Row: featuring Blood from a Stone, by Tommy Nohilly and starring Ethan Hawke, followed by a reception with delicious Romanian food.
  • August 14, 2010 The Alex fund Summer Gala
  • February 19, 2010 Theater Benefit: A Lie of the Mind, by Sam Shepard, produced by The New Group and directed by Ethan Hawke.
  • February 8, 2009 Theater Benefit: The Winter’s Tale, produced by The Bridge Project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, directed by Sam Mendes.
  • November 9, 2007 Theater Benefit: The Things We Want, by Jonathan Marc Sherman, produced by The New Group and directed by Ethan Hawke.
  • June 4, 2007 Screening of The Fever, starring Vanessa Redgrave, with special presentations by Vanessa to The Alex Fund , UNHCR and UNICEF.
  • March 29, 2007 Theater Benefit: The Year of Magical Thinking, with Vanessa Redgrave, and dinner following at the home of Ethan and Ryan Hawke.
  • February 24, 2007 Theater Benefit featuring The Fever, written by and starring Wallace Shawn with after-party at Zanzibar.
  • April 6, 2006 Theater Benefit: Living Room in Africa, produced byThe Edge Theater and directed by Carolyn Cantor, with after-party at Zanzibar.
  • May 9, 2005 Book party and silent auction at the Nemati Collection Gallery in New York, celebrating Romania Redux by Dan Dimancescu and honoring the work of The Alex Fund.
  • March 15, 2005 Theater Benefit: HurlyBurly, by David Rabe, produced by The New Group and starring Ethan Hawke, with a post-theatre party at the West End Café.
  • January 10, 2005 USAID Dinner at the Kimmel Center at New York University, honoring Leslie Hawke.
  • November 12, 2004 Benefit Dinner: Century Club, honoring Ambassador Michael Guest, and hosted by Andrei Codrescu.
  • November 7, 2003 Theater Benefit featuring Henry IV, by William Shakespeare, starring Ethan Hawke at Lincoln Center, followed by dinner at the home of Mark and Dana Nelson.
  • May 13, 2003 Theater Benefit: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Dennehy, followed by dinner at the home of Andrew Solomon.