CT Film Fest Kicks Off Dec. 5

This year’s Connecticut Film Festival starts Friday, Dec. 5 at Bethel Cinema.

I know some of you are thinking “Wait a second. Wasn’t the Connecticut Film Festival held earlier this year in Danbury? Isn’t that how this blog, the most widely-read movie blog between 330 and 333 Main St., began?”

The answer is yes, the film festival culminated in May in Danbury with four (if i remember correctly) straight days of screenings, topped off by an awards ceremony.

However, it is a rolling movie festival, which travels to cities around the state — and it will again culminate in Danbury in the late spring of 2009.

That being said, the festival’s first event of the 2008-2009 season is Dec. 5 through Dec. 7 at the aforementioned Bethel Cinema.

The Bethel screenings will include some of the more popular movies shown during the 2007-2008 Connecticut Film Festival, along with a sneak peek at some of the new movies entered into the festival for the 2008-2009 season.

News-Times reporter Susan Tuz has a story on the way about a movie in the fest created by Ridgefield High School students and I’m giving festival organizer Tom Carruthers a call today to talk about the movies to screened next weekend in Bethel.

Here’s the trailer for the Ridgefield High flick playing next weekend in Bethel:


In the meantime, take a look at the Bethel Cinema Web site, where you can get a rundown of what’s playing, plus showtimes.

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