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By Tyler Thibodeau Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman: two of the most iconic film stars ever to grace the silver screen. But more than that, they are the parents of six children who continue to share their legacy with the world. On July 21st the world will finally be able to see their incredible story...
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By Erin Pollack On May 25th, Greenwich International Film Festival hosted its Changemaker Gala at L’Escale, honoring Lin-Manuel Miranda for the positive impact he has made around the world as a brilliant artist and as a devoted humanitarian. Proceeds from the Gala supported the Miranda Family Fund at the Hispanic Federation, which works to support...
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By Jamie Manirakiza, Executive Director, PEHT Nina Gustin, Board of Directors, PEHT April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month so it is an appropriate time to draw attention to the very real crimes of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.  Trafficking is the buying and selling of human beings by means of force, fraud, or coercion. ...
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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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Written by: Erin Pollack & Jake Chapman The origin of Black History Month (also known as African-American history month) dates back to 1926, when Carter G. Woodson had to fight for a week to encourage coordinated teachings of Black history in public schools. In the 1960’s, this period evolved from a week to a month....
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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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