Ernest Borgnine And Betsy Blair In 'Marty'

Lonely hearts: Stamford’s Avon Theater celebrates Oscar-winning ‘Marty’ with special event

Above, Ernest Borgnine stands behind Betsy Blair in a scene from the film ‘Marty,’ from 1955. The film will be screened at the Avon Theater in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images) Will the butcher and schoolteacher find love? In the film “Marty,” it is up to Ernest Borgnine […] [Read More]

‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

Pictured, John Travolta is the greaser Danny, and Olivia Newton-John is the good girl Sandy in “Grease, “ in the 1978 musical film. A “sing-along” screening is planned at the Westport Library on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. Tap your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, or maybe Rizzo or Kenickie, too, at the […] [Read More]
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Student photographers, filmmakers wanted for local, national contests

Pictured,  intern Jackson Vogt takes a close-up shot of Paul Camacho’s painting “Boy’s Head,” currently in the Westport Library’s exhibit “Face to Face.” Are you an acclaimed shutterbug in the making or an aspiring filmmaker? If so, there are a couple of contests worth checking out. At the Westport Library, the second annual teen photography […] [Read More]
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Darien-filmed short spotlights cinematic pioneer Mabel Normand

If you had been a fan of cinema some 100 years ago, it would have been difficult to catch a film that had not been influenced by Mabel Normand in some way. A talented actor who could be as funny as she was serious, she appeared in about 200 short- and feature-length films in the […] [Read More]
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‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard among performers coming to New Haven this summer

This week, New Haven added its voice to a growing list of places that plan to make the most out of the summer with music and arts events. In announcing the schedule, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp welcomed residents and visitors to make the trip: We are pleased to offer residents and visitors another robust […] [Read More]

Eat, drink, take in a flick at Stamford’s Harbor Point this summer

Free outdoor movie nights, a farmers market, live music and nearly a dozen new restaurants – it’s just part of the events lined up at Harbor Point in Stamford for the summer. Today, developer Building and Land Technology, which has been leading a multi-billion dollar redevelopment project in the city’s South End neighborhood, announced the […] [Read More]

Lemur expert, featured in IMAX film, earns prestigious award

When a crowd gathered at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk April 17 to hear Patricia Wright speak about the lemurs of Madagascar, she and they did not know she was soon headed for a great honor. Last week, she was named the winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, which is awarded by the Indianapolis Zoo […] [Read More]

First-time film festival is part of ‘Stand Against Racism’ initiative

Beginning Monday, the YWCA of Darien and Norwalk will observe “Stand Against Racism,” a program that will run through Saturday, April 26. As part of that initiative, the organization will host its first annual film festival. The line-up of big-screen pics will include include “The Blind Side,” “Deep South,” The Diary of Anne Frank,” “A […] [Read More]