The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel has for some time been expanding its repertoire beyond its late night party rap with a music series that has featured acoustic performances by the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Rufus Wainwright and the Black Keys. Now the watering hole is expanding into cinema with an ongoing film series, featuring monthly screenings of both pre-release and festival fare.
And what better way to inaugurate this than with a charity event? This coming Monday, Sara Beltran, Eugenia Gonzaelz, Karla Martinez and W Magazine will host the first of these Rose Bar Screenings with a showing of “Dias de Gracia,” with proceeds going to Project Paz, a non-profit started by Ciudad Juarez/El Paso transplants to New York to promote peace in their hometowns.
Fitting, then, that “Dias de Gracia” is set in Mexico City and focuses on the violence therein, revolving around three World Cup Soccer matches—clearly to moving effect, as it received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
Good cause vibes, a cultural education and enter into a nightlife venue whose door guard might not normally let you in? Win, win.
Visit projectpaz.org for more info. **
Photo courtesy of Dias de Gracia