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    Title: Signed posters, one-on-one Zoom calls: What celebrities are donating to Cinema for Gaza auction
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    Signed Posters Oneonone Zoom Calls What Celebrities Are Donating To Cinema For Gaza Auction 48865
    Description: As the Cinema for Gaza auction gains momentum, renowned actors and filmmakers have stepped up to contribute, bolstering the fundraising efforts for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). With donations pouring in from stars like Spike Lee, Paul Mescal, and Olivia Colman, the auction has already amassed over £90,000 to support humanitarian aid in Gaza, Variety reported. Here's a rundown of the notable contributions: 1. Spike Lee Renowned filmmaker Spike Lee has generously donated a framed poster from his seminal work Malcolm X, adorned with his signature. As an influential figure in cinema and a vocal advocate for social justice, Lee's contribution adds significant value to the Cinema for Gaza auction, reflecting his unwavering support for humanitarian causes. 2. Paul Mescal Rising star Paul Mescal, known for his captivating performance in Normal People, has contributed an Aftersun poster, autographed by the actor himself. 3. Olivia Colman Oscar-winning actor Olivia Colman has provided a heartfelt donation in the form of a personalised video message. 4. Tessa Thompson Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have the chance to bid on a unique opportunity: a virtual "beer on Zoom" session with actor Tessa Thompson, accompanied by memorabilia from The Marvels. 5. Joachim Trier and 'Worst Person in the World' cast Acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier, along with the cast of Worst Person in the World, has donated a signed poster from the film. 6. Susan Sarandon An intimate Zoom conversation awaits the highest bidder with legendary actress Susan Sarandon, who will discuss favorite films while generously providing a signed Rocky Horror Picture Show t-shirt. 7. Eliza Hittman Director Eliza Hittman has offered a valuable opportunity for a Zoom session, accompanied by a signed poster. 8. Lenny Abrahamson Coffee enthusiasts and cinephiles can bid for a coffee date in Dublin (or virtually) with filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson, complemented by a signed book of Normal People scripts. 9. Lukas Dhont A unique dining experience awaits with filmmaker Lukas Dhont, offering dinner in Ghent and a signed Close shooting script. 10. Jonathan Glazer and James WilsonFilmmaker Jonathan Glazer and producer James Wilson have reinforced their support for the auction with a signed Under the Skin screenplay book, posters, and a triptych of framed stills from photographer Neal O’Brien, in addition to their previous donation of signed The Zone of Interest posters. These generous contributions join the original lots from esteemed figures like Tilda Swinton, Josh O'Connor, and Ken Loach. The auction, organised by U.K.-based filmmakers and film journalists, is set to close on April 12, with all proceeds directed towards Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). Amidst the ongoing crisis in Gaza, this initiative aims to provide crucial support to those in need, demonstrating the power of solidarity within the entertainment community. Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.
    Published Date: 09-Apr-2024
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