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Brittany Runs A Marathon Opening Night Film of Greenwich International Film Festival
The Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to announce the full film slate and programming for the 5th annual festival running May 29th – June 2nd, 2019 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Amazon Studios’ Brittany Runs A Marathon, a feature film about a woman living in New York who takes control of her life – one city block at a time, will serve as the Opening Night Film. Directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo, the film will screen on May 31st at the Bowtie Cinema followed by a Q&A with the Director and Opening Night Party at Gabriele’s of Greenwich featuring music by DJ Dinero. Additionally, the documentary The Map To Paradise, directed by James Sherwood and Danielle Ryan, will screen in partnership with The Nature Conservancy of Greenwich.
- Centerpiece Films include: Blinded by the Light, Brian Banks, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Safe Spaces, Auggie, Any One of Us (Sponsored by Performance PT), Luce, Cold Case Hammarskjöld.
- The Changemaker Award Gala honoring Eva Longoria Bastón for her work to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship on May 30th.
- A performance by Kesha at the Epic Anniversary Party Concert on Saturday, June 1st at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
- The Ability in Disability panel moderated by Secretary Tom Ridge, will be held at Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library on Saturday, June 1st at 1:00pm. Millicent Simmonds (Hearing impaired Actress – A Quiet Place, Wonderstruck) to receive the Make an Impact Award.
- Storytelling to Inspire Change panel sponsored by J.P. Morgan, to be held at Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library on Friday, May 31st at 1:30pm.
Film Movement is running Joe Sarno Retrospectives and May Streaming Premieres
Commemorating the Passing of the Iconic Filmmaker, the Retrospective Also Features Other Sarno Classics as SIN YOU SINNERS, ALL THE SINS OF SODOM, VAMPIRE ECSTASY, and CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1975), as Well as the Documentary A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
A pioneer of sexploitation cinema, American film director and screenwriter Joseph W. Sarno’s (1921-2010) prolific career spans the evolution of the genre. “One of the true pioneers of celluloid erotica,” he was also dubbed the “Chekov of soft-core” by The Village Voice and the “Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street”. And though he passed on April 26, 2010, thanks to Film Movement’s partnership with Film Media, a preservation and restoration company dedicated to outstanding independent cinema shot on film, new 2K theatrical masters have been created for the Joseph W. Sarno film library. For years, only poorly-preserved prints were available for retrospective screenings; now, cinema aficionados can screen Sarno’s classics, restored to a pristine state for optimal viewing.
To commemorate the legendary auteur who elevated erotica to an artform, Film Movement Plus opens the vaults for streaming premieres of three classics making their digital debuts: SIN IN THE SUBURBS, VIBRATIONS and PANDORA AND THE MAGIC BOX:
Sarno first explored the dark side of the American dream in his 1964 drama SIN IN THE SUBURBS, hailed by DVD Drive-In as “a ground-breaking masterpiece.” Audrey Campbell starred as Geraldine Lewis, a lonely housewife and mother who distracts herself with racy friends and a secret affair. Discovered in the arms of another man, Geraldine immerses herself in a secret sex club, only to make a shocking discovery!
In May, STREAMING PREMIERES include the acclaimed dark comedy, THE TEACHER (just in time for National Teacher’s Day!); NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER, the hybrid performance doc from the eponymous performance artist, along with additional spotlight films perfect for Mother’s Day; a classic Western double bill featuring Arturo Ripstein’s landmark TIME TO DIE and A TIME FOR DYING, the last film for both director Budd Boetticher and star Audie Murphy; the WWII epic 1944 in time to commemorate Memorial Day and COBY, a doc perfect to kick off Gay Pride Month with.