Richard Gere to share the night with ‘Days of Heaven’ at the Avon

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The Avon Theatre in Stamford is set to welcome actor Richard Gere for a special screening of Terrence Malick’s 1978 “Days of Heaven,” on Tuesday, June 4.

Gere has had a 40-year career as an actor, starring in a number of films over the years, including “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Pretty Woman,” “Unfaithful” and 2012′s “Arbitrage.” He also is active in human rights and environmental issues

The evening is being presented by Bedford 2020, a nonprofit community organization that has been tasked by the town of Bedford, N.Y., where Gere lives, to assist in its plan to to reach a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Nine task forces are hard at work leading this effort, concentrating on everything from conserving energy to composting.

The evening will serve as a fundraiser for the organization, which largely presents its programs and services free to the community, according to the program director Midge Iorio.

In addition to the screening, the evening’s post-film question-and-answer session will be hosted by John Farr, a film critic and Avon Theatre co-founder. The evening will run from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The theatre is located at 272 Bedford St. Tickets are $125.

For ticket information, visit the Bedford 2020 website.

Christina Hennessy

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