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Vol. LIX, No. 20
October 5, 2007
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Film Festival Brings in More Than $40,000 for NIH Charities

This year's Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, hosted by the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association on the grounds of Strathmore Hall, raised more than $40,000 for the Children's Inn at NIH, Special Love/Camp Fantastic and Friends of the Clinical Center. More than 55,000 people attended over the 10-day event. The biggest draw was the James Bond movie Casino Royale, which attracted more than 7,000 people.

Other films that brought in the crowds were The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls and an advance screening of Resurrecting the Champ.

More than 100 volunteers-many clad in "Got Movies?" T-shirts-helped make the festival a success. "A big thanks goes out to the volunteers, many of whom were there all 10 nights and stayed late into the night," say R&W organizers. "We couldn't have done this without you."

 

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