May 1st - 3rd, 2020
May 1st - 3rd, 2020

By

Lauren Stannard
In the midst of a pandemic it’s hard to find a silver lining. Yet if you look hard enough, I mean really hard, you may just find one.  As a result of our social distancing there are fewer pollutants in the environment. The evidence of the positive impact to the environment is clear. From the...
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Ready for a Getaway to the Catskills? Pack your bags and pile the family into the car because you’re heading to the Catskills!! While on vacation you’ll bask in the summer sun, engage in outdoor activities, be surrounded by friendly families and even have a hot summer romance. Given the current state of affairs that...
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GIFF heard it through the grapevine with award winning actor Joe Pantoliano. Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) had an advance screening of From the Vine earlier this week at the Bedford Playhouse.  The newly renovated theater, equipped with a “Tasting Room” was the perfect venue to take in the heart warming production followed by a...
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A parent losing a child to a terminal illness is a profound tragedy. In Connecticut and the surrounding New York geography near Regional Hospice’s Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury, more than 350 children under the age of seventeen die each year. “Children who are at end of life need a space that...
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The 9th Street Art Exhibition, also known as the 9th Street Show, was held on May 21 to June 10, 1951. This cutting edge art ensemble was part of the post-war, avant-garde movement in NYC. These artists are often referred to as the New York School. In the years that followed, the world has celebrated...
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Robert Friedman: A Veteran Media Expert continues to Revolutionize the Entertainment Industry When listening to music, have you ever caught yourself smirking while envisioning the video? Or roared with laughter at movies such as Dumb and Dumber and Austin Powers? Felt transported into the mystical world portrayed in Lord of the Rings? If you answered...
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The powerful documentary Midnight Family follows a family that operates a private ambulance in Mexico City. Luke Lorentzen incredibly captures the Ochoa’s struggle between providing healthcare for patients and making a living. Moreover, the film disturbingly depicts the monstrously broken healthcare system in Mexico City. Luke provides some insight on the making of Midnight Family:...
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Sicilian, pepperoni, plain, whatever your preference, one thing we can all agree on- pizza is America’s favorite food. While most people believe their local pizzeria is the best, after watching Pizza, A Love Story, I’m willing to bet you’ll change your mind. In the comedic documentary, Pizza, A Love Story, Gorman Berchard, transports the audience...
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Wings of Life was born in 2003 when two-time motocross champion Heinz Kinigadner’s son, Hannes, had an accident leaving him tetraplegic. Heinz was astonished and frustrated by the lack of research in this space. In response, he founded the not for profit organization Wings of Life in partnership with his friend and founder of Red...
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Matthew Heineman’s tribute to the heroic journalist Marie Colvin.By: Lauren Stannard   Matthew Heineman seamlessly transitioned from directing and producing documentaries to a narrative film withA Private War. In the film, Matthew, best known for “Cartel Land” and “City of Ghosts”, shares the story of Marie Colvin, an American journalist who was a foreign affairs...
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