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REMINDER, STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT: See ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ the Way It Was Meant To Be Seen (and Works Best): On a Big Screen

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Continuing the 50th-anniversary celebration of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for a four-week IMAX theater run beginning Friday, Oct. 19. Making the premiere even better: the film’s star, Keir Dullea, will be on hand afterward to meet fans and sign autographs. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ — Friday Night Feature at Darien Library

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Darien Library presents The Catcher Was a Spy, in two showings as part of the library’s Friday Night Feature series, shown for free in the Community Room. The movie is about a major league baseball catcher who becomes a spy during World War II and tries to stop Germany from making an atomic bomb. Based on a true story. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Don’t Just Watch ‘Grease’ Thursday: Sing Along, Dress Up for the Costume Contest, Go to the Reception

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Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is going back to school (you could call it the 40th anniversary reunion). The highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), returns to the big screen as a sing-a-long at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Avon Theatre in Stamford. But there’s a lot more than that: You can dress up in 1950s clothing for the costume contest with prizes, and you can go to a 6:30 p.m. reception sponsored by Lucky’s Classic Burger & Malt Shop (who else?). (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’: Darien Library Friday Night Feature

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Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film, which came out late last year, follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Director Mira Nair Takes Questions at Avon Thursday After Her Film ‘Salaam Bombay!’

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Avon Theatre presents the Anglo-Indian film Salaam Bombay! (1988) on Thursday, May 17, and after the performance, the director, Mira Nair, will take questions from the audience. The film, shown at 7:30 p.m. won the Golden Camera and Prix de Publique awards at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Lady Bird’ — Darien Library’s Friday Night Feature

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In the 2017 film Lady Bird, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. (more…) Continue Reading →

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