They are new Oscar winners, but the Daniels remain men of the people. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the directors of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” are giving away a free dinner to the highest bidder in order to raise money for the Southern California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Kwan announced the giveaway via Twitter on June 10. “We’re helping @ACLU_SoCal celebrate its 100th year by auctioning off a custom double date in Los Angeles. Come get weird with us,” Kwan wrote. “Please help us raise lots of money for the incredibly difficult and important work the ACLU does every day.”
Under the terms of the raffle, the winner and one guest will be able to share a one-hour dinner with Kwan and Scheinert anytime before July 25, 2024, with the cost of the dinner covered. Participants must be 21 or older and photo opportunities and memorabilia signings will be included.
Founded in 1923, the SoCal chapter is part of the larger American Civil Liberties Union, which was founded in 1920. Like the rest of the nonprofit, the chapter provides legal assistance in cases that jeopardize the civil liberties of defendants and lobbies for positions such as opposition to the death penalty, same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, reproductive rights and prisoner rights.
Kwan and Scheinert’s involvement in the raffle comes after the two, previously known for their cult Sundance film “Swiss Army Man,” achieved new recognition thanks to last year’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Starring Michelle Yeoh, the multiverse action comedy premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival to critical acclaim and debuted in theaters to become A24’s highest-grossing film of all time. The film cleaned up during awards season and took home seven Academy Awards in March, including Best Director for Kwan and Scheinert; the victory made the two the third directing duo to win the award in Oscar history, following Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise for “West Side Story” in 1962 and Joel and Ethan Coen for “No Country for Old Men” in 2008 .
At this time, Kwan and Scheinert have not announced a follow-up film to “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” However, the two have been tapped to direct an episode of ‘Skeleton Crew’, an upcoming ‘Star Wars’ TV show.
To bid on the double date with Kwan and Scheinert, go Here. Giveaway ends July 25 at 4:12 PM ET.