May 29th - June 2nd, 2019

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“If you were in a bathtub for 25 years, don’t you think you’d get a little irritated, aggravated, maybe a little psychotic?” In 2010, an experienced trainer at Seaworld named Dawn Brancheau was killed by Tilikum, the featured act in the park’s killer whale show. Seaworld was rather vague about the circumstances surrounding her death,...
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This month marks the open of a new year at Greenwich International Film Festival with our Call for Entries going out, submissions opening and the launch of my new semi-regular blog for the Festival. If you are a well-studied filmmaker, you should already know about Greenwich, which debuted last year to enthusiastic audiences and large...
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Last year, Michael Keaton ran through Times Square in his underwear in the Best Picture-winning film “Birdman”. This year, Keaton is captivating as the editor of a special investigative reporting division within the Boston Globe called “Spotlight”, tasked with uncovering the priest pedophilia scandal that plagued Boston in the early 2000s. On Wednesday, October 28th, members of...
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This year, we said goodbye to programmer Evan Morehouse, one of the hard-working team members who was critical to the success of the inaugural Greenwich International Film Festival. Evan now works at Broad Green Pictures, a feature film financing, production and distribution company founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014.  Broad Green distributed I Smile...
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One of the most highly anticipated films to be released this year is Suffragette, an historical drama about the British women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th century. Boasting an all-star cast of Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, Suffragette is already gaining a positive reputation on the film festival circuit. This film...
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As the winner of the 2002 Young Hollywood ‘One to Watch’ Award and a Golden Globe nominee for the television series Fargo, GIFF is proud to have Colin Hanks serve as a member of the Executive Board and as the director of GIFF’s 2015 Opening Night Film, All Things Must Pass.   Hanks was born...
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Fall is one of the most beautiful times to be in Aspen. As the crowds in town thin out, Aspen Filmfest opens the last week of September providing a great weekend for outdoor enthusiasts, movie lovers and gourmands to enjoy Aspen in all its Golden Glory. Artistic Director Maggie Mackay has delivered a wonderful and robust...
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2.4 million people are victims of human trafficking at any given moment around the world. It is a $32 billion industry, according to Wikipedia. 300,000 children go missing in the United States each year. 100,000 of them are sold for sex. As we leaned Saturday night, sex trafficking is not only an international problem, it...
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I first heard about Malala by reading her blogs, originally published as anonymous, through my friends at UNICEF in 2010. I remember when she brazenly decided to reveal her identity to give a voice and a face to the countless Afghan girls, who were risking execution to attend school. I vividly recall the day I...
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