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“Power is the ultimate currency,” reads the poster for the new series “Billions”. The Greenwich International Film Festival was honored to host the CT premiere of this new TV series from Showtime. The show stars Damian Lewis as hedge fund billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, CEO of Axe Capital, and Paul Giamatti as US Attorney Chuck...
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Another exciting Golden Globes has come to an end and the GIFF Team was wowed by the first major red carpet event of 2016. The Revenant triumphed with three wins including Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Director for a Motion Picture. Congratulations to all of the winners including Rooney Mara, Matt Damon, Kate Winslett,...
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2015 marks the Greenwich International Film Festival’s inaugural year. As it comes to a close, we reflect on some of the films that stood out. AMY This documentary shapes an intimate portrait of musician Amy Winehouse’s life, career, and ultimate downfall, through unseen archival footage, unheard tracks, and interviews. Highlighting the recording of her second and final...
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We are coming up on New Year’s Eve, which for me always means looking back on the creative projects that I’ve accomplished over the course of the year, and planning what I want to do next year. I started new goal last year, I want to try to complete a new short film every year...
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In a 2010 op-ed article written for The New York Times, doctor turned hedge-fund manager Michael Burry said that Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, proclaimed that no one could have predicted the housing bubble–“Everybody missed it.” Dr. Burry may have had a glass eye, but he definitely was able to see...
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 George Lucas is the reason that I am writing this blog. I suspect if many of us (especially guys) really traced our love of movies back, it would come from one monumental film that changed the way cinema was perceived in America. STAR WARS did not just dominate the box office in 1977, it dominated...
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Our Gift Guide for the Holiday Season features some great finds in Greenwich, inspired by film characters in theaters now. Fall in love with Hermes like “Carol” or rock a tacky Christmas sweater like the boys of “The Night Before”; either way, our Gift Guide is your way to be the best holiday shopper this...
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As you prep your turkey and bake some pumpkin pie, GIFF has got you covered on what to see in theaters while the family is still in town. Our Programming Team has 5 film recommendations for this weekend, including something the whole family can enjoy. SPOTLIGHT We were lucky enough to host an advance screening...
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For many filmmakers, once Thanksgiving hits, their year is over. The festival season has ended until people gear up for Sundance in January and it is virtually impossible to get any shooting done with everyone heading back to whatever non-filmmaking city they escaped from. For many film festivals however, work is just beginning to pick...
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For those of you lucky enough to score a ticket to The Greenwich International Film Festival’s Opening Night Party last summer, you had the good fortune of hearing Blessing Offer sing live. If not, perhaps you have heard him on the popular NBC show The Voice. Either way, it is unlikely that he didn’t make...
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