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Sweet Liberty Starring Alan Alda – May 20, 4PM

Sweet Liberty Starring Alan Alda – May 20, 4PM

Westport Cinema Initiative is delighted to announce it will host a screening of the 1986 film “Sweet Liberty” starring Alan Alda. The screening is being held in partnership with the Westport Library’s signature fundraiser BOOKED for the Evening on June 5, 2017, which is honoring Mr. Alda. In addition to starring in “Sweet Liberty”, Mr. […]

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2001: A Space Odyssey Special Event, Sat Mar 25, 4 pm Town Hall

Talkback to follow with actor Keir Dullea (Dr. Dave Bowman) and film critic Susan Granger. Ms. Granger included 2001: A Space Odyssey in her 2016 book 150 Timeless Movies. In 1968, Stanley Kubrick gave the world 2001: A Space Odyssey; this film would become one of the most referenced and revered of all time. The […]

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WestportREADs Screening of “In & Out” – Sat Jan 28, 4PM

WestportREADs Screening of “In & Out” – Sat Jan 28, 4PM

WestportREADS, organized annually by the Library since 2001, is once again underway, this time exploring the nature of identity. In Bettyville, George Hodgman tackles questions about his identity as a gay man, as a writer and as a son. A funny and heartbreaking memoir, it chronicles a complicated mother-son journey. Pick up a copy of the book, […]

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The Candidate – Sunday Oct 30, 7PM, Westport Town Hall

The Candidate – Sunday Oct 30, 7PM, Westport Town Hall

On October 30 at 7pm, Westport Cinema Initiative will host a screening and talkback of  “The Candidate”, the 1972 film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, directed by Michael Ritchie. The Academy-Award winning screenplay examines the various facets and machinations involved in political campaigns and was written by Jeremy Larner, a speechwriter for Senator Eugene J. […]

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Foreign Films Series — Presented by Westport Continuing Education

Foreign Films Series — Presented by Westport Continuing Education

Come experience Westport’s first ever foreign film series! Ven primera serie de películas extranjeras jamás la experiencia de Westport! Venez première série de film jamais étrangère expérience Westport! Kommen Sie und erleben Westport erste ausländische Filmreihe! Representing Italy, Cuba, France, and Germany, this new program features acclaimed films and post-screening discussions by critics, filmmakers, and academics. […]

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Ghostbusters Drive-in!! Beach!!! Sat Oct 1, 7PM

Ghostbusters Drive-in!! Beach!!! Sat Oct 1, 7PM

What could be a better end to the summer than watching the original Ghostbusters movie on a big screen drive-in style at the beach? First released in 1984, Ghostbusters is now considered a classic, enjoying renewed interest thanks to a remake this year. Homes with Hope and Westport Cinema Initiative have arranged a drive-in showing […]

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Special Screening — “The War Within” at the Westport Country Playhouse Barn, Sun July 17, 7PM

Special Screening — “The War Within” at the Westport Country Playhouse Barn, Sun July 17, 7PM

It seems that everyone is talking about imminent terrorist plots these days, and those chilling conversations are brought too-close-to-home in the prescient movie, The War Within – the latest offering from Westport Cinema Initiative. The movie was written by Ayad Akhtar, a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright whose work brings insights into the Muslim experience in the United […]

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Blade Runner – A Special Event Featuring Sean Young, Sun June 12, 5PM

Blade Runner – A Special Event Featuring Sean Young, Sun June 12, 5PM

One of the best science fiction cult films of all time, Blade Runner, will be the latest offering from Westport Cinema Initiative. The showing will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at Westport Town Hall, Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT. There will be a talkback following the screening with Sean Young, one of the stars […]

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Who Killed The Electric Car? A green day Special Event, Sat May 14 – 6PM

Who Killed The Electric Car? A green day Special Event, Sat May 14 – 6PM

Celebrate the 5th annual greenday with Staples’ Club Green, and watch the 2006 documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” “A murder mystery, a call to arms and an effective inducement to rage ….” – The New York Times The first in what will soon be a trilogy of electric car movies, this film examines GM’s launch of the […]

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The Princess Bride Special Event –  Sat Apr 9, 4PM – Westport Town Hall

The Princess Bride Special Event – Sat Apr 9, 4PM – Westport Town Hall

How we wish that our lives had the glamor and romance of an old-fashioned fairy tale – with a happy ending, of course. But if we can’t get the real thing, at least, we can enjoy it vicariously through that delightful, classic movie “The Princess Bride,” being shown at Westport Town Hall on Saturday afternoon, […]

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