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Don’t Just See This Documentary About a Whale-Hunting Japanese Town: Talk to the Filmmaker on Wednesday

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Can a proud 400-year-old whaling tradition survive a tsunami of modern animal-rights activism and colliding forces of globalism vs. localism? A Whale of a Tale reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate. You can see the movie and take part in a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, Megumi Sasaki, on Wednesday night, Dec. 5 at the Avon Theatre in Stamford. Continue Reading →

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‘Lives Well Lived’ Documentary About Seniors Living to the Fullest, Shown Thursday Evening in Greenwich

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“Lives well Lived” Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age, a documentary that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest, will be presented Thursday night at Greenwich Library. After the film is shown, there will be a question-and-answer period with the film’s director, Sky Bergman. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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 has brought Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for a four-week IMAX theater run, ending Nov 11. The film’s star, Keir Dullea, was on hand at the opening, Oct. 19, and afterward met 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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