April 30th - May 3rd, 2020
April 30th - May 3rd, 2020

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Peter Hedges’ Ben is Back Spotlights  The American Family’s Struggle with Adolescent Addiction By: Lauren Stannard According to a startling statistic, for the second consecutive year, American’s life expectancy has decreased. The main culprit–drugs. A steady rise of young American deaths are fueled by overdoses.  In 2016 alone, 63,600 Americans died of overdoses. The National Center of Health Statistics...
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With so many options to choose from, picking the perfect movie to watch this time of year can seem harder than knitting an ugly holiday sweater. If you are someone who could use a break from tradition, check out GIFF’s “Naughty List” of films. Gather your friends and family, as there’s no need to be...
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Film has always been an outlet fostering different creative energies that brings us together and reminds us of our connection to others. From the lough out loud moments in comedy, to the goosebumps and anticipation of horror, film unites us.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for is fast approaching and with the annual film...
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Believe it or not that green, ghoulish Grinch turns 64 this spring. That same small-hearted character continues to charm audiences year after year. Dr. Seuss gave birth to the Grinch in May of 1955. The character was brought to life in a 32 lined illustrated poem featured in Redbook Magazine. The original tale was entitled...
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Michael Myers from Halloween, Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th, Freddie Krueger the villain of A Nightmare on Elm Street. What do all of these iconic figures have in common—they terrified us! The incredibly versatile actress Nadia Alexander gives an equally chilling performance by transforming herself into Mina for The Dark. In this interview Nadia...
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How is it that stars like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, and Kerry Washington always seem to look their best, whether they’re gracing the pages of a magazine or accepting an award in front of an audience of millions?  They have a team of styling experts ready to help them prepare for any role. ...
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Believe it or not, the 4th annual Greenwich International Film Festival is less than a month away! It’s time to turn to our trusted hair stylists, makeup artists, designers and jewelers to be primped and pampered for our festival events. Whatever hairstyle you are going for this year, head on over to Maison D’Alexandre, the...
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In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, hailed as “one of the most incredible albums ever made”, we are thrilled to host Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum powerhouse Ms. Lauryn Hill as the Opening Night Party Performer on Friday, June 1st. Ms. Hill is a well-rounded American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and...
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SXSW has quickly become one of my favorite Festivals to attend as a GIFF programmer. I am always blown away by SXSW’s commitment to taking risks on the films they program. Their films showcase innovative stories that break from convention in an artistic and unique way. I also appreciate SXSW for discovering emerging talent; so...
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How do we decide what to take from a burning building? How do we value a lifetime of accumulated objects, each tied to a memory, a legacy, or an emotion? These questions, heavy and hard to answer, are among the ones triggered by Mark Pellington’s Nostalgia. Last night Greenwich International Film Festival had the privilege...
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