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Jaws anniversary draws Richard Dreyfuss to Maritime Aquarium

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Pictured, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw on board a boat in a still from the film, “Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg, in 1975. (Photo by Universal Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images) The 40th anniversary of “Jaws” has already spawned quite a few special events, including a frothy throwback and a killer lounge act (you […] [Read More]
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Let the Oscar merriment begin; area film festivals put spotlight on nominees

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Pictured, Stamford’s Avon Theatre is in the midst of an Oscar-nominated film festival. One of this year’s nominated animated shorts, “The Bigger Picture,” a scene of which is shown, will be screened on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8:15 p.m., along with the other nominees. There are several film […] [Read More]
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Story of the women’s rights movement hits the big screen at the Palace Danbury

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Pictured, the Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band played feminist music in the early 1970s. It is one of the stories told in the new documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” Contributed photo/Virginia Blaisdell It may have come out last year, but a new documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” revisits the women’s rights movement of […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Avon Theatre plans an evening for the birds

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Above, brown pelicans fly over the waters off the California coast in a scene from “Pelican Dreams,” a documentary that will be shown Feb. 4, 2015, at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, Conn. Contributed photo/Pelican Media Fender benders and other accidents may cause motorists to slow along San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, but on an […] [Read More]
David Koechner Emcees 11th Annual COMEDY FOR A CAUSE Benefiting The Hollywood Wilshire YMCA

David Koechner, ‘Anchorman’s Champ Kind, arrives in Conn. for stand-up at Foxwoods

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Pictured,  David Koechner attends the 11th annual “Comedy for a Cause, ” which benefited the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, at The Laugh Factory on Oct. 21, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. Koechner will make a stop in Connecticut to Comix at Foxwoods for two shows on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for […] [Read More]
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Danny Aiello to talk movies and memoir at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

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Danny Aiello will be finding a seat among the fans of his 1996 film “2 Days in the Valley,” when Stamford’s Avon Theatre hosts a screening of the movie and an appearance by its star on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Aiello, who has starred in more than 80 films throughout his more than […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Ron Howard directing Bealtes documentary

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Ron Howard has been a fan of the Beatles all his life. Now, the longtime filmmaker and former Greenwich resident will get to indulge his Fab Four obsession when he directs and produces a documentary on the group’s touring years between 1960 and 1966. Apple Corps, the company the represents the Beatles, along with White […] [Read More]
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

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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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Sing along to ‘Frozen’ at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

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It will be summer outside, but inside the Avon Theatre an icy landscape will be featured July 19, when the downtown cinema screens the sing-a-long version of Disney’s blockbuster film, “Frozen.” So get those voices warmed and ready, because the festivities kick off at 10 a.m. for the whole family. This Academy Award-winning film, which […] [Read More]
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Revue covering 75 years of classic Disney songs to open

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Pictured, the cast of Disney’s On the Record gathers for a rehearsal. This musical revue will be at White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, N.Y., June 20, 2014. The performers are, from left, standing, Paulette Oliva and Joseph Bellini. Seated, from left, Chris Pagan, Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Gina Noto, Alvaro Francisco, Triona O’Callagahan […] [Read More]