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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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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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‘Jaws’ — See the Classic Summertime Film at the Avon

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Watch a movie with bite that will grab your attention. And won’t let go. See the movie ‘Jaws’ with friends on Tuesday, July 3, at the Avon Theatre. Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga set the standard for the new Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Join Director James Ivory at Avon Theatre to See, Discuss ‘Shakespeare Wallah’

One of the first Merchant-Ivory productions, Shakespeare Wallah establishes the tone for so many of their collaborations to come: the deft, multi-layered screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, luminous cinematography, a wry sense of humor, and a cast of characters rich in their very human complexity. (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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