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THE DRIVE-IN IS BACK       Few things scream “simpler times” like the drive-in movie theater. Mention the iconic pastime and you conjure up nostalgic images of baby boomers in poodle skirts and John Travolta stranded and mooning over Sandy.   Fun Fact: While the drive-in is most often associated with the 1950s, it...
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At a time when facts and truth have become increasingly optional, denial of history flourishes. Knowledge is Power, the theme of the 2020 Greenwich International Film Festival, is timely. It also fits particularly well with the mission of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, home to a landmark doctoral program...
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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, 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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We’re excited to announce that the 2018 Festival Box Office is officially open! This year the GIFF Box Office, located across from McArdle’s at 55 Arch Street, will be open daily Monday – Saturday from 11AM- 6PM. Stop by to get film recommendations, learn more about the panels and events of the festival, and purchase...
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The programming team worked very hard to carefully review and select the films included in this year’s lineup. GIFF Programmer, Sam Kleiner said, “I am thrilled with this year’s lineup and can’t wait to share these films with our community. I am especially proud that Colleen and I accomplished our goal to have the work...
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Global Citizens Initiative empowers young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. We talked with Elizabeth Losch, COO of GCI to learn more. Tell us about the GCI Fellowship. The GCI Fellowship begins with the Global Citizens Youth Summit, a nine-day residential program held at the Harvard campus...
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Festival passes provide guests with a VIP experience and inside access to over 70 GIFF events and screenings, May 31st to June 3rd, 2018. Buy Passes Today!   Celebrate The Best in Film GIFF’s films entertain, educate and inspire audiences, and are followed by thought-provoking discussions with the cast and crew. Tickets to these screenings...
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Alexandre Chouery, Founder of Maison D’Alexandre in Greenwich, attributes his unique perspective and appreciation for beauty to his French-Lebanese heritage: a marriage of two cultures renowned for elegance and refinement yet whose aesthetic sensibilities differ.  This synthesis of east and west, coupled with his insistence on perfection, has shaped Alexandre’s twenty year career in the fashion...
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