JUNE 1 - 4, 2017

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Last week, we lost an icon. A siren of the small screen. A Greenwich resident.  Mary Tyler Moore’s impact on television and film transcends genres.  Her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show established very early on the important roles that women can have on television.  Whether playing a...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are proud to have a number of our films in our Festival Lineup that touch on this important issue. Be sure to catch these incredible films during our festival, June 9th-12th. AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY New York Magazine’s October 2005 issue sent shockwaves through the literary...
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Harry Benson has built an extraordinary career and vibrant portfolio by capturing intimate photos of some of the world’s most iconic people. His career as a photojournalist first launched while traveling on assignment with The Beatles, covering their first American tour in 1964. Benson has photographed everything from political figures and war zones to intimate...
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GIFF is here to save the day with a much-needed list on some of the best films you can stream. Here are GIFF’s top picks to watch this weekend on the most popular streaming platforms. Full Metal Jacket, 1987 (Netflix) Based on Gustav Hasford’s novel The Short Timers, the film’s first half showcases the horror...
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Remember when you had to leave your home and actually go to Blockbuster to get a movie? Whether a DVD or a VCR tape everyone had to go out to get some form of media that their cable or satellite provider couldn’t offer. But thankfully, we now have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and plenty of...
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This week has been a little bit crazy at the GIFF offices, but also extremely exciting. Oscar Sunday started the week off strong. GIFF was thrilled to see SPOTLIGHT win Best Picture, since we kicked off our Fall/Winter programming with a screening of the film. Tuesday, March 1st, marked 100 days out from the festival,...
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I love the Oscars! I love all the pomp and pageantry of its 88-year history and all the Hollywood glitz and glitter it represents. Mostly, it is a celebration of true artistry; writing, directing, filming, costume designing, composing, acting, technological advancements are all forms of ingenuity that should be celebrated and rewarded. And, let’s not...
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Need something to watch on Netflix? How about trying these previous Academy Award winners that happen to be GIFF Staff favorites. Countdown to the Oscars in style with some classic films on Netflix.   ‘Good Will Hunting’ (1997) When professors discover that an aimless janitor is also a math genius, a therapist helps the young...
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COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK Director: Brett Morgan Starring: Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love An exhilarating, intimate look into the soul of Kurt Cobain that serves as an artful mosaic with rare footage of the musician donated by his family. This documentary is most definitely a vital enterprise for fans of Nirvana!   THE NIGHTMARE Director: Rodney...
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MACBETH Director: Justin Kurzel Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Justin Kurzel’s tragic vision is one of thrashing beauty, gleaming with tour-de-force performances from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. This adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is brought to the screen with tremendous style and grit....
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