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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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 – Westport Town Hall

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
The American Jewish Story Through Cinema: Sunday Nov. 2, 2014 – 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. Join us for a day long cinematic journey with Eric Goldman, an expert […]

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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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Downtown Westport Steering Committee Presentation Replay

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Downtown Westport Steering Committee Presentation Replay

On Aug 11, Sandy Lefkowitz, Jonathan Steinberg, Douglas Tirola and architect Rick Hoag presented the Westport Cinema Initiative’s vision for a downtown art house cinema to the Downtown Westport Steering Committee. The presentation included views of a block model showing the relative size of the theater to surrounding buildings and a 3-d walkthrough of the […]

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An Unforgettable Movie Going Experience

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
An Unforgettable Movie Going Experience

Volkswagen created a public service announcement that warns against texting and driving, and makes interesting use of a movie theater audience. It’s a powerful message and worth sharing! Here’s the original video:

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Take the Downtown Westport Survey …

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Take the Downtown Westport Survey …

The Downtown Westport Committee is soliciting input from Westport residents. You can learn about their efforts and take the survey at downtownwestportct.com. Be sure to tell them that you want to see a movie theater in downtown! And let us know if you need more details or have questions.

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Hey Bartender — Thurs May 29, 7:30pm, Christ & Holy Trinity Church

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hey Bartender — Thurs May 29, 7:30pm, Christ & Holy Trinity Church

Hey Bartender is a documentary written and directed by Westport resident Douglas Tirola. There will be a talk back with the filmmaker following the screening including Stephen Carpentieri, who is featured in the film, and is the owner of local favorite Dunville’s Restaurant. Susan Granger, a popular local film critic will be the moderator. Also following […]

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