The nonprofit Petey Greene Program will host its first public fundraiser on September 26th. The event will feature Princeton High School graduate and Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land, First Man) in conversation with Roger Durling (Executive Director, Santa Barbara International Film Festival).
The evening’s program will include short clips from Chazelle’s films and time for the audience to ask questions. In addition to general admission tickets starting at $15 for students, sponsorship level tickets are available and will include a pre-event dinner and a post-event reception with the artists. Tickets and sponsorships are on sale now on the organization’s website: https://www.peteygreene.org/upcoming-events. $15 student tickets go on sale September 15th.
The Petey Greene Program recruits, trains, and coordinates university volunteers to tutor incarcerated students. PGP Trustee and Event Co-Chair Lee Gladden remarked, “We couldn’t be more delighted that Damien’s first public appearance in Princeton since achieving fame in Hollywood is dedicated to supporting the work of The Petey Greene Program.” Damien’s mother, Celia Chazelle, is a Petey Greene Program trustee, has been teaching incarcerated students for over a decade, and served as the Petey Greene Program’s first coordinator at The College of New Jersey.