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.

WestportREADS: Miracle at St. Anna – January 9th 4pm

WestportREADS: Miracle at St. Anna – January 9th 4pm

WestportREADS 2016 MOVIE: SPECIAL SCREENING & TALKBACK OF MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA – JANUARY 9 As part of WestportREADS 2016, the Westport Library and Westport Cinema Initiative will present a special screening of Miracle at St. Anna, directed by Spike Lee and written by the book’s author James McBride, on Saturday, January 9, at 4 pm […]

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Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County Short Films – Sunday Oct 25

Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County Short Films – Sunday Oct 25

This year’s collaboration with the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County features Short Films: Big Ideas. Film shorts are a powerful medium for storytelling and communicating values, culture, and ideology. Three film shorts programs will be presented, each made by independent filmmakers who tell compelling stories relevant to current Israeli and Jewish life. A film expert will […]

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“The Crucible” Mon Oct 5 @ 7PM

“The Crucible” Mon Oct 5 @ 7PM

Are there modern-day witches who are executed for conducting Satanic rites? That is the question that fills the mind of anyone who watches the classic, 1996 movie, “The Crucible,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder and Paul Scofield and based upon the celebrated play by Arthur Miller. It is not only great story-telling, it also reminds […]

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Special Sneak Peek Fundraising Event

Special Sneak Peek Fundraising Event

Join us for a Sneak Peek of an upcoming independent film: Nick and Nicky featuring a Talk Back with the Film’s Star Sean Young &  Actor/Writer/Producer Patrick Askin Cocktails & dinner will be served When: Saturday September 19, 2015  7 pm- 11 pm Where: The home of Dan & Diana Sussman, 6 West Branch Road, Westport, CT 06880 $300 per person Proceeds to benefit: The Westport […]

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Westport Cinema Initiative at a Critical Juncture

Westport Cinema Initiative at a Critical Juncture

This article in the Westport News explores a critical juncture for the initiative. You can help us with a donation either by check or through this website. Westport Cinema Initiative spotlights critical need for funds

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

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

“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!

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

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

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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