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Written by: Erin Pollack The first day of March marks the start of Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and honor achievements made by women. March 8th marks International Women’s Day, which took place for the first time in 1911; however, the United Nations has only sponsored this day since 1975. While International Women’s...
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Written by: Erin Pollack On behalf of the team at Greenwich International Film Festival, we sincerely thank everyone who participated in this past weekend’s Jewish Film Series. In particular, we are grateful for the support of The Eve & Simon Colin Family Foundation and Dr. Rebecca Colin, for believing in our mission and helping to...
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By: Lauren Malenchini Cookouts, fireworks, and pool days aren’t the only thing to look forward to this month. You won’t want to miss these five films that will be hitting the box office throughout the month. Viewers can expect to see modern adaptations of classic tales, a new film inspired by a Disneyland ride, a...
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By: Lorraine Rinaldi Now that June is here, get into the summer sprit by re-watching these classic summer films. Although travelling may be difficult this summer, these movies can help to bring back memories of all the fun and adventurous summers from pre-Covid times. The Sandlot (1993) This classic baseball movie will forever be a...
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By: Lauren Malenchini The history of Cinema in Mexico dates back to the 19th century when it was first used to document historical events. In its “Golden Age”, from 1930-1960, Mexican cinema dominated the Latin American film industry. The era spanning from 1990 to present day is what is known as Nuevo Cine Mexicano, or...
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By: Lauren Malenchini Appreciating our Earth and understanding the importance of protecting it have become important themes of recent environmental documentaries. The minds behind these documentaries seek to educate, inform and inspire a change in behavior from audiences across the globe. In celebration of Earth day, we recommend the following films! Our Planet Our Planet...
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An Ode to Local Theatres By: Lorraine Rinaldi, GIFF Intern Covid-19 has certainly had a huge impact on the film industry with many film festivals, GIFF included, going virtual, filming coming to a halt, movie theatres closing, and of course the growing importance of streaming. Despite these hurdles, our beloved local theatres like the Avon...
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Reel World Vermont: NYU Film Students Create A Quarantine Film House Part One of GIFF’s Student Filmmaker Showcase Series by GIFF Intern Lauren Malenchini When Covid-19 sent film students home last Spring, production came to an abrupt and stunning halt. A group of NYU Tisch students from the Film, TV and Acting programs were faced...
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Portrait of a Filmmaker: Dee Rees By GIFF Intern Lorraine Rinaldi A wonderful way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is by watching films made by Black filmmakers, centered on Black stories. To that end, we would like to recommend the work of Academy Award nominated filmmaker Dee Rees. If you are not yet...
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Wild Mountain Thyme: ‘Slainte’ to RomComs By: Claire Danko, GIFF Intern Overflowing with sweeping views of the lush Irish countryside, John Patrick Shanley’s new film Wild Mountain Thyme is a fable-like romantic dramedy.  Like in Moonstruck, Shanley’s love for rapid-fire banter and impossible love stories between quirky dreamers is on full display here. The star-crossed...
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