"The Great Gatsby" pre-screening event

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Baz Luhrmann, the director of the new adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," was at a pre-screening of the film in Port Washington.

News 12's Elisa DiStefano interviews Baz Luhrmann.
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News 12's Elisa DiStefano interviews Baz Luhrmann.

Director Baz Luhrmann thinking of an answer.
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Director Baz Luhrmann thinking of an answer.

The event was held at the Soundview Cinemas
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The event was held at the Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington.

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"The Great Gatsby" screening event was presented by the Gold Coast International Film Festival.

Elisa gets ready on the red carpet.
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Elisa gets ready on the red carpet.

The theater where the pre-screening was held.
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The theater where the pre-screening was held.

Flappers at the event.
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Flappers at the event.

Some flappers advertise Starbucks iced coffee.
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Some flappers advertise Starbucks iced coffee.

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Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman.
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Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman.

Great Neck Arts Center executive director Regina Gil
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Great Neck Arts Center executive director Regina Gil and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman.

Baz Luhrmann.
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Baz Luhrmann.

Director Baz Luhrmann.
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Director Baz Luhrmann.

Baz Luhrmann.
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Baz Luhrmann.

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Baz Luhrmann.
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Baz Luhrmann.

Director Baz Luhrmann thinks of an answer.
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Director Baz Luhrmann thinks of an answer.

Elisa interviews Baz Luhrmann.
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Elisa interviews Baz Luhrmann.

Regina Gil with Kiera Chaplin, the granddaughter of
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Regina Gil with Kiera Chaplin, the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin.

Elisa interviews Great Neck Arts Center executive director
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Elisa interviews Great Neck Arts Center executive director Regina Gil.

Regina Gil and some VIPs.
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Regina Gil and some VIPs.

Director Baz Luhrmann gets an award.
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Director Baz Luhrmann gets an award.

Regina Gil, Baz Luhrmann and North Hempstead Town
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Regina Gil, Baz Luhrmann and North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman.

Director Baz Luhrmann with Great Neck Arts Center
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Director Baz Luhrmann with Great Neck Arts Center executive director Regina Gil.

Old-time car outside the theater.
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Old-time car outside the theater.

Some fans who got to attend the Gatsby
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Some fans who got to attend the Gatsby pre-screening.

Movie poster at the theater.
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Movie poster at the theater.

Bags guests received at the theater.
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Bags guests received at the theater.

Flappers were on hand to hand out gift
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Flappers were on hand to hand out gift bags and take pictures.

Starbucks was a sponsor of the event.
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Starbucks was a sponsor of the event.

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