THE INN AT LAGUNA BEACH PRESENTS “Bella Vita: Famiglia, Tradizione e Surf"
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
THE INN AT LAGUNA BEACH PRESENTS: “Bella Vita: Famiglia, Tradizione e Surf” FOR 16TH ANNUAL ARTWALK SERIES
Meet and Greet With Award-Winning Filmmaker & Enjoy Libations at The Inn’s Pacific Terrace
The Inn at Laguna Beach celebrates the Laguna Beach ArtWalk with an exclusive evening with renowned filmmaker Jason Baffa, as he presents his latest award-winning documentary, “Bella Vita.” On Thursday, August 7, the seaside hotel will host a complimentary evening of film, art and cocktails as part of the local monthly ArtWalk series.
Guests are invited to stop by The Inn’s Pacific Terrace throughout the evening to meet and mingle with the filmmaker about his new documentary that chronicles a surfer’s journey through Italy, revealing a modern world of culture, tradition and passion. Surfer, artist and environmentalist, Chris del Moro, who the film follows on an exploration through the Italian surf scene, will also be present for interviews.
Now in its 16th year, the Laguna Beach ArtWalk celebrates the town’s diverse cultural art scene with free exhibitions at participating local galleries and establishments on the first Thursday of every month.
Additional experiences include:
- Director curated framed movie stills and behind the scenes photographs from “Bella Vita” movie production
- Wine tasting by Zio Baffa wines imported from Italy by winemaker and surfer Piergiorgio Castellani, who is also profiled in the movie
- Italian style espresso drink tastings by Vittoria Coffee, renowned Australian-Italian coffee roasters and beverage partner
Recently renovated by Classic Hotels & Resorts, The Inn’s iconic location overlooking Main Beach puts guests walking distance to all that has made Laguna the center of California cool for decades – art, surfing, fresh cuisine, sand, sun and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Inn at Laguna Beach
211 North Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-9722
Admission is free; complimentary self-parking is available at The Inn at Laguna Beach, based on availability.
A free shuttle service for ArtWalk patrons is provided by the City of Laguna Beach. The stop nearest the hotel is the Laguna Art Museum. For more information, a map of shuttle stops and participating galleries, visit http://firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
Those traveling from out of town can take advantage of The Inn at Laguna Beach’s special ArtWalk weekend rate, offering a 10% discount on accommodations. For reservations, please visit www.innatlagunabeach.com and use promo code PROLBW.
About Jason Baffa:
Award winning filmmaker Jason Baffa has been working on his craft for more than 30 years. On the heels of his independent film successes with “One California Day” and “Singlefin: yellow,” Baffa continues to work as a director/director of photography and has shot multiple commercial and film assignments for advertisers, studios and other filmmakers. Baffa’s filmmaking background and work as a commercial director and cameraman, paired with his reputation as a modern surf-genre innovator, fuel Bella Vita with an intimate and romantic perspective woven among an awe-inspiring travel pictorial. www.jasonbaffafilms.com and www.bellavitafilm.com.