NORDSTROM SUPPER SUITE POP-UP RETURNS AS CELEBRITY-STUDDED DESTINATION AT TORONTO’S PRESTIGIOUS FILM FESTIVAL

Hollywood event agency, A-List Communications will bring its exclusive Supper Suite to Toronto, in partnership with leading fashion retailer, Nordstrom Canada as the title sponsor. The Nordstrom Supper Suite VIP pop-up will take over new Toronto hot-spot MARBL Restaurant (455 King St. West), September 6-8 during the opening weekend of the 2019 Film Festival. The Toronto-based production partner is The Substance Group.

As the premiere red-carpet hospitality destination that celebrates top films and Hollywood A-listers, the Nordstrom Supper Suite will host a wide variety of exclusive events and engaging experiences. These will include a combination of Ciroc vodka cocktail parties, dinners, industry-networking events, press junkets and a media studio, central to Festival Headquarters and Roy Thomson Hall.As the premiere red-carpet hospitality destination that celebrates top films and Hollywood A-listers, the Nordstrom Supper Suite will host a wide variety of exclusive events and engaging experiences. These will include a combination of Ciroc vodka cocktail parties, dinners, industry-networking events, press junkets and a media studio, central to Festival Headquarters and Roy Thomson Hall.

This year’s lineup includes:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

  • Premiere party for THE OTHER
    LAMB, starring Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland),
    Michiel Huisman
    (Game of Thrones)and Denise Gough (The Kid Who Would Be
    King)
  • Red carpet premiere party for official gala festival
    selection, BLACKBIRD, starring
    Kate Winslet, (Titantic), Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise), Sam Neill (Thor: Ragnarok), and Rainn Wilson (The Office).  Directed by Roger
    Michell.
  • Red carpet party for the world premiere
    of THE REST OF US, starring Heather
    Graham
    (Boogie Nights), Sophie
    N lisse
    (Mean Dreams), Jodi
    Balfour
    (The Crown) and Abigail
    Pniowsky
    (He’s Out There). Directed
    by Aisling Chin-Yee.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

• The Creative Coalition’s Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Dinner Gala. Confirmed talent include Nicolas Cage (Colour Out of Space), Imogen Poots (Castle in the Ground), Alex Wolff (Castle in the Ground), Chloe Bennet (Abominable), Keke Palmer (Hustlers). Special presenters to be announced.

  • Red carpet premiere party for the world premiere official
    festival selection SYNCHRONIC, starring Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Gray) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil
    War) and Katie Aselton (Legion) Directed
    by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

Partial expected list of talent for Collider Media Studio at Nordstrom Supper Suite – Kristen Stewart, Ed Norton, Riz Ahmed, Neve Campbell, Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson, Ellen Page, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dakota Fanning, and Noah Baumbach.

In addition to the pre and post premiere events, the Nordstrom Supper Suite will host the Collider Media Studio during the daytime. Here, top filmmakers and actors will stop in during their press circuits to conduct interviews for exclusive content on the popular entertainment site, Collider, which garners over 11 million visitors and 50 million page views monthly.

“The Film Festival is one of the most renowned of its kind globally. We’re excited to be returning as a partner with the Supper Suite to celebrate the top cinematic talent and films this year in Toronto” says Michelle Haggard, senior vice president, regional manager for Nordstrom Canada.

In addition to the title sponsorship, the Nordstrom Supper Suite will offer services to make it easy for TIFF attendees including:

24-Hour Express Services. Lost luggage left you with a fashion emergency? Call or text Nordstrom Eaton Centre at 416-550-3851.24-Hour Express Services. Lost luggage left you with a fashion emergency? Call or text Nordstrom Eaton Centre at 416-550-3851.24-Hour Express Services. Lost luggage left you with a fashion emergency? Call or text Nordstrom Eaton Centre at 416-550-3851.24-Hour Express Services. Lost luggage left you with a fashion emergency? Call or text Nordstrom Eaton Centre at 416-550-3851.

Free Personal Stylists. Nordstrom can help with your accessories, shoes or a head-to-toe look for your upcoming events. Call to book an appointment.Free Personal Stylists. Nordstrom can help with your accessories, shoes or a head-to-toe look for your upcoming events. Call to book an appointment.

Free Delivery Within Downtown Toronto. We’ll deliver your purchase anywhere downtown within two hours for free (from our Eaton Centre store).

Free Beauty Stylists. Getting ready for your next party? Book an appointment for a free makeup application from one of our experts.

Nordstrom to You. We’ll bring our styling and tailoring experts to your hotel, home or office to personally help you with all your style needs. Try in-home styling and alterations for $50 (will be credited towards your purchase) Visit www.nordstrom.ca for store contact information to learn more.

New sponsor partner Marriott Bonvoy joins the Nordstrom Supper Suite this year. Marriott International’s new travel rewards program is built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them with unique experiences. They will

highlight notable luxury brands throughout the weekend’s events, including The St. Regis Toronto and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Marriott Bonvoy will be featuring special touch moments from The St. Regis Toronto, including a 13-layer chocolate King’s Cake from the hotel’s 31st floor restaurant, LOUIX LOUIS, as well as showcasing the brand’s iconic champagne sabering ritual to kick off each red carpet.

Diageo Canada returns as the official spirit sponsor and will be showcasing cocktails featuring brands from their luxury portfolio, including Ciroc Vodka, Tanqueray™ No. TEN Gin, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Bulleit Bourbon and Don Julio Tequila.

The Nordstrom Supper Suite will heighten attendee’s senses with every aspect of the concept; from the inspired menu selections, to cocktails and musical programming. MARBL’s Executive Chef Ryan Morrison will indulge guests in a beautifully crafted modern American menu in the restaurant’s uniquely designed space.

“We’re honoured to continue to offer our Supper Suite program as a premiere destination hub and to support the creative community working hard to promote their films at the festival. The program’s success is based in large part of the generosity of our Title Sponsor Nordstrom,” says A-List Communications’ EVP/CMO David Manning.

Join the conversation on social during this year’s events: Follow @nordstromcanada on Instagram and official hashtags #NordstromTO and #NordstromSupperSuite

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