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INTERVIEW: Director Jennifer Ash Rudick, "Diner en Blanc"

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In the documentary "Diner en Blanc: The World's Largest Dinner Party," told in French with subtitles, Jennifer Ash reveals the inner workings of a phenomenon called Diner en Blanc, which has grown beyond its French founder's, Francois Pasquier, expectations, spreading to over 19 cities around the world.

Dressed in white, invitees arrive at a secret location and quickly set up tables, finery and gourmet food to feast and dance until midnight, leaving the premises spotless.

Complely non-political and non-commercial, this event is a unique gem. Ash explores this 24 year tradition and its amazing expansion to over 19 countries around the world. She focuses on one event in Paris that brought in 13,000 participants.

Ash went on to work on her current project -- "Iris Apfel: New York's Rare Bird of Fashion" a film with  legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

Ash is also an editor and author.