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Names: Director David O. Russell honored at Light Up the Night gala

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Names: Director David O. Russell honored at Light Up the Night gala
By Meredith Goldstein
MARCH 30, best cialis site 2015

Teamsters Local 25, viagra sale whose members work on local film projects, honored director David O. Russell at its eighth annual Light Up the Night gala for autism on Saturday. Russell — who’s in town to film the movie “Joy” with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper — was named the night’s “Essential Puzzle Piece honoree” for speaking out about mental illness. The night’s other honorees were young Bruins superfan Liam Fitzgerald and Malden Police Detective Steve Mulcahy, online  who helped a young boy on the autism spectrum last year.

The party at the InterContinental started with a performance by the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums and a welcome from Local 25’s president, Sean O’Brien, health who asked guests to observe a moment of silence for Boston Police Officer John Moynihan, who was in critical condition after being shot in Roxbury on Friday night.

Russell’s supporters at the event included Oscar winner Chris Cooper and his wife, actressMarianne Leone Cooper. Auction items included a walk-on role in “Joy,” a biopic featuring Lawrence as Miracle Mop creator Joy Mangano. Last we checked, that item was on its way to raising thousands of dollars.

Before taking the stage, O’Brien acknowledged that it’s been a tense time for the Teamsters local because of Governor Charlie Baker’s plan to get rid of the state’s film tax credit. But O’Brien said that, at least for one night, the group would be focused on the cause. “Tonight is just purely about raising money for autism. On Monday when we wake up, we’ll look at the next battle.” .?.?. Cooper and his wife were also at Fridaynight’s AccesSportAmerica auction, which raises money for the nonprofit’s mission to get children and adults with disabilities involved in high-challenge sports. Other VIPs at that party, hosted by the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, included Regan Communications exec and AccessSport honorary board member Mariellen Burns, local movie producer Dot Aufiero, whose film “The Finest Hours” (with Chris Pine and Casey Affleck) will be released this fall, and the night’s honoree, AccesSport athlete Morgan Gallagher.

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