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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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One Royal Holiday a Hallmark movie fit for a Regal Audience By: Lauren Stannard It’s that time of the year again! The temperature is dropping, the wreaths are hanging and the lights are twinkling, but one thing is amiss, the festive holiday spirit. Thankfully, there’s a place where one can always find an abundance of...
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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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A Profile on Peter Billingsley By:Claire Danko, GIFF Intern A table lamp shaped like a woman’s leg and adorned with a fishnet stocking. A precocious doe-eyed youngster, obsessed with a dangerous Christmas gift and six little words that remind us all it is Christmas: “You’ll shoot you’re eye out kid!” These are just a few...
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Do you have a budding young Picasso, Martha Graham or Yo-Yo Ma on your hands? Maybe a Jack White or a Jackson Pollock? If you’re looking for a fantastic outlet to channel all of that brilliant creativity this August, we’re here to help.  Here are some great virtual classes in our area to keep your...
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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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