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

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

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

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 …

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

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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Chasing Ice — Sun May 4, 4pm, Westport Town Hall

Chasing Ice — Sun May 4, 4pm, Westport Town Hall

Has climate change already run amok across our planet? If so, what is actually happening? We now have a chance to see for ourselves with the showing of the award-winning, 75-minute documentary, “Chasing Ice.” National Geographic environmental photographer, James Balog, and his team, crisscrossed the Artic in a series of body-numbing treks to place time-release […]

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Packed theater listens to Orchestra of Exiles director Josh Aronson

Packed theater listens to Orchestra of Exiles director Josh Aronson

Here’s a few minutes of the post-screening talkback with Josh Aronson interviewed by Doug Tirola.

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It’s Relevant Stamford Interviews Westport Cinema Initiative

It’s Relevant Stamford Interviews Westport Cinema Initiative

Thanks to Kwegyirba Croffie from It’s Relevant Stamford for this great video interview:  

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Orchestra of Exiles – Sun March 23, 4pm, Westport Town Hall

Orchestra of Exiles – Sun March 23, 4pm, Westport Town Hall

4pm Westport Town Hall in Partnership with The Conservative Synagogue Jewish Cultural Arts Council (JCAC) Tickets are $10 — $8 for charter members available online or at the door Sponsors: UJA Westport.Weston.Wilton.Norwalk ; Stamford JCC Special Talk Back with Director Josh Aronson In the chaos that engulfed the early days of World War II, onlookers feared […]

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3rd Annual n’OSCARS — Sun March 2 – 1pm @ Oscar’s Deli

3rd Annual n’OSCARS — Sun March 2 – 1pm @ Oscar’s Deli

Come enjoy a pre-Oscars celebration at our 3rd annual n’OSCARS event — Sunday Mar 2nd at Oscar’s Deli in Westport. Susan Granger will be the host, and there will be trivia and prizes. The event is free!

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