Flicks to see today

I loved the docs “Alcatraz Reunion” (review here). It plays 11 a.m. today at the Heirloom Arts Theater. Directions here. “Duckpin” is a great, short doc (review here). It plays at 1 p.m. today at the Palace on Main Street. “Keepers of Eden,” another doc, is supposed to be really good. It plays today at […]

See a movie, save a horse

“Blinders” is a documentary that uses hidden cameras and interviews to show the plight of New York City carriage horses. The movie screens at 5:30 tonight at the Danbury Public Library (downstairs, look for the CT Film Festival signs). UPDATE: I ran into the director outside Danbury Library a few minutes ago. The doc is […]

Tom Sizemore

Just a few minutes before “Flyboys” screened Tuesday at the Palace, I had the chance to throw a few questions at Rocco DeVilliers, the movie’s director. I felt a bit tabloid-ish, but I had to ask him about Tom Sizemore, the great (but waaaaay troubled) character actor from “Heat,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Black Hawk Down” […]

‘Blood Car’ Plays Tonight

“Blood Car,” a wacky horror comedy with political overtones, screens tonight at the Heirloom Arts Theater at 155 Main St. at 7:30 p.m. Click on what’s supposed to be a photo on the left to see a bigger shot. Here’s a reprint of an interview I did back in November, when “Blood Car” played at […]

Lucie Arnaz Appearing Sunday

Just received this e-mail from the CT Film Festival. Lucie Arnaz, Co-Stars Confirmed to Attend Connecticut Film Festival -Legendary Broadway, Film and TV Actress To Attend Screening and American Cancer Society Fundraising Event for New Movie WHO?: Nationally Acclaimed Multi-Media Actress/Producer/Recording Artist Lucie Arnaz and her co-stars of “The Pack” including Ryan Homchick (The Sopranos), […]

CityCenter Danbury held a pre-screening cocktail hour Tuesday, just before the CT Film Festival’s opening. NewsTimes.com used the UStream service to broadcast live from the party on our Web site. It took us awhile to get the audio working, but when it was working, it was pretty darn cool. Here is a quick highlight reel […]

Wacky student films

I took in seven student films at the student theater at Western Connecticut State University yesterday. There were seven short films, none longer than 20 minutes. While sometimes students films can be a trip into pretentious psycho-babble, the ones screened yesterday were all surprisingly good. My personal favorite was “One Night Stand,” directed by Michaelangelo […]

Buy tickets at CityCenter

The film fest Web site has a message on its front page reminding patrons that tickets can be purchased or picked up at CityCenter Danbury only. The address is 186 Main St. Phone is 203.792.1711 Pricing info is available here.