A night at the Field Club in the style of ‘The Palm Beach Story,’ in support of the M.V. Film Society

The M.V. Film Society's fundraiser takes its theme from the screwball comedy "The Palm Beach Story." — Photo courtesy of M.V. Film Soci

Join fellow film lovers for a gala event of signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, and a silent auction at the Field Club in Edgartown.

According to a press release, the event, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, in support of their youth programming, will include live music and entertainment provided by the Olivier Manchon and Eric Johnson Swing Duo, along with a special movie-themed performance by the Traveling Troubadours, featuring Molly Canole. The evening will take its theme from Preston Sturges’ 1942 comedy film “The Palm Beach Story.”

Guests are encouraged to dress in their best vintage or contemporary “resort wear” attire, and on arrival at the Field Club will feel as though they have traveled back in time to an age when carefree living and comedy were paired with romance, revelry, and lots of floral outfits.

While the musical entertainment sets the mood, guests will have a chance to enjoy hors d’oeuvres (tuna tartare, Kobe beef sliders, and prosciutto-wrapped melon, to name a few), raw bar, as well as signature cocktails prepared by the Field Club staff. A silent auction will take place throughout the evening, with items ranging from a day of fishing aboard MacArthur fellow and primetime Emmy awardwinner Stanley Nelson’s boat, The Fish Gutz, to an all-inclusive sunset cruise through Edgartown Harbor on a 30-foot classic mahogany reproduction runabout. For those who enjoy indoor sport, there is even a set of four owner’s floor-level tickets to a Boston Celtics game this fall.

As a cultural arts nonprofit, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society relies on the generosity of patrons to sustain its year-round programming. In addition, funds raised from the gala will ensure, through scholarships, that the Film Society’s youth camps and programs are available to everyone on the Island.

“Palm Beach Story” gala event, Friday, July 24, from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets are $200, $125 of which is a tax-deductible donation. Tickets can be purchased online at mvfilmsociety.com, or in person at the Film Center box office before or after any regularly scheduled film. For more information, email Jessica Johnson at jess@mvfilmsociety.com or call 508-696-9369.