Author Archive: Larry Perlstein

Larry is a member of the Westport Cinema Initiative board of directors. He is also the Initiative's Director of Marketing, Social Media and Technology.

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Celebrate Earth Day with “The Whale”, May 2 6:30 pm

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Celebrate Earth Day with “The Whale”, May 2 6:30 pm

There is a gossamer lyricism to “The Whale,” a documentary about an orca that became separated from its pod and adopted the residents of Nootka Sound in British Columbia as much as they did him. Andy Webster, New York Times, 2011 In partnership with the Staples HS Green Club – This is our third Annual partnership in […]

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“DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD” To Screen at Tribeca Film Festival

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
“DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD” To Screen at Tribeca Film Festival

More news from our own Douglas Tirola, president of 4th Row Films … Following the World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, 4th Row Films is excited to announce that they will be returning to the Tribeca Film Festival for the third time with director Douglas Tirola’s latest film, ‘DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the […]

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Giving Day is Thurs Mar 5. Let’s Build a Theater!

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Giving Day is Thurs Mar 5. Let’s Build a Theater!

Let’s Take a Big Step Towards Building a Theater! Your $10 donation this Thursday can help us win $25,000! Thursday, March 5 is Fairfield County Giving Day, hosted by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and sponsored by Bank of America, Giving Day inspires and empowers our region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit […]

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WestportReads “The Dead” Special Event: Sat Jan 17, 4pm

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
WestportReads “The Dead” Special Event: Sat Jan 17, 4pm

The Westport Library and Westport Cinema Initiative, as part of our ongoing series of pop-up films, present The Dead at Christ and Holy Trinity Church. The final film of legendary director John Huston is based on the closing story of James Joyce’s Dubliners. In Dublin 1904, friends congregate, as they have done for years, at a New […]

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A League of Their Own – Sun Nov 16, 4pm, Westport Town Hall

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
A League of Their Own – Sun Nov 16, 4pm, Westport Town Hall

Playing competitive sports is a normal part of growing up today. Yet there was a time when girls did not compete as much as boys, primarily because they did not have the opportunity. Our upcoming movie titled, “A League of Their Own”, takes us back to World War II when a fictional group of women […]

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The American Jewish Story Through Cinema: Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. 10am – Westport Town Hall

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
The American Jewish Story Through Cinema: Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. 10am – Westport Town Hall

We are pleased to present a special event; The American Jewish Story through Cinema, in partnership with the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County and the UJA/Federation – Westport, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk and Eastern Fairfield County, with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. The lecture starts at 10am, followed by a lunch break, and then the […]

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$2,500 State Grant from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
$2,500 State Grant from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development

We are pleased to announce today that we have received a $2,580 state grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts as part of its Arts Catalyze Placemaking program. The grants go to arts-based cultural projects, activities and infrastructure to advance the attractiveness and competitiveness of Connecticut communities. Holding […]

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Westport Cinema Initiative Receives $5000 Gift

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Westport Cinema Initiative Receives $5000 Gift

Melissa Newman (2nd r) of Westport presents a gift of $5,000 from the Joanne Woodward Fund —a donor-advised fund of the Fairfield County Community Foundation— to be used for general operating support of Westport Cinema Initiative. Westport Cinema Initiative is working to bring an independent art house movie theater back to Westport. “We could always […]

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FED UP – Thurs Oct 2, 7:00pm, Christ & Holy Trinity Church

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
FED UP – Thurs Oct 2, 7:00pm, Christ & Holy Trinity Church

FED UP is the documentary that the food industry doesn’t want you to see. The reason:  so much that we have accepted for the past 30 years as healthy eating is no more than propaganda from food-producing giants that have millions of dollars invested in temptation, and gain fantastic profits from it. But we are addicted. […]

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Levitt Pavilion FREE Screening Tues Aug 19th, 8pm – “Shine A Light”

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Levitt Pavilion FREE Screening Tues Aug 19th, 8pm – “Shine A Light”

Westport Cinema Initiative is sponsoring the Levitt Pavilion presentation of Martin Scorese’s “Shine A Light”, a documentary about the Rolling Stones. “Shine a Light” is the acclaimed 2008 documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese documenting The Rolling Stones’ 2006 Beacon Theatre performance on their “A Bigger Bang Tour”. Hailed as “Phenomenal” (NY Times) and “Explosive” […]

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