Arrival- Advance Film Screening Highlights



This week, GIFF had the privilege of hosting an advance screening of the film ARRIVAL to a packed theater at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza. Guests enjoyed GIFFT Chardonnay wine, Stella Artois beer, and a selection of red wines from Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors prior to the screening.


Colleen deVeer, Director of Programming and co-Founder, introduced the film along with Wendy Reyes, Chairman of the Board and co-Founder, and Ginger Stickel, Executive Director and COO. The pre-show included a Betteridge commercial as well as the first public screening of the GIFF 2016 Festival Highlights trailer.

ARRIVAL, directed by Denis Villeneuve (PRISONERS, SICARIO) and starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, tells the story of Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. What Dr. Banks discovers along the way is what sets this film apart from other sci-fi films.


Thank you to our sponsors of the evening: Betteridge, Moffly Media, Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors, and On The Marc Events. A special thank you to Paramount Pictures for providing us with this incredible film.

The film arrives in theaters November 11th and is a must-see before Thanksgiving.

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All images from the screening are the property of the Greenwich International Film Festival. All images of ARRIVAL are courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

About the author

Lindsey Hascher has spent her whole life in Fairfield County. After spending 8 years at Convent of the Sacred Heart on King Street, Greenwich has been her home away from home. She is currently a senior at Quinnipiac University studying Mass Communications with a minor in Computer Science and Digital Media. After volunteering for the inaugural festival in 2015, she wanted to get more involved with the year-long process surrounding the festival. In her spare time, she works part-time at SoulCycle Greenwich and tries to see as many films as possible.
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