Have a screenplay?

The Connecticut Film Festival folks sent out a press release three days ago regarding a “screenwriter’s immersion program.” The cost is $30. Here is the press release: (DANBURY, CT) — The Connecticut Film Festival has once again expanded its programming to reach a very important group who are part of the creative process, the screenwriters!  […]

And the Winners Are . . .

  BEST FEATURE FILM Audience Favorite: (tie) “The Flyboys,” “Beverages” Judges’ Pick: “War Eagle, Arkansas” BEST DOCUMENTARY Audience Favorite: “Mr. Laughs” Judges’ Pick: “Operation Lysistrata” BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM Audience Favorite: “The Elite Squad” Judges’ Pick: Intimidad BEST STUDENT FILM Audience Favorite: “Mirror, Mirror” Judges’ Pick: “Lucky Day” BEST SHORT FILM Audience Favorite: “Structures” Judges’ Pick: […]

Brookfield kid rocks out with guy from ‘Yes’

I saw “Long Distance Runaround,” a documentary/video journal of Brookfield’s Dan Bailey and Simsbury’s Tim Comer’s adventure on a “School of Rock” tour with Jon Anderson, the lead singer from “Yes.” The doc, which screened last night at the Heirloom Arts Theater, is very, very funny, as the two recent Fairfield University graduates try to […]

CT FILM FEST REVIEW: “Americanizing Shelley”

Here is a reprint of News-Times staffer Carolyn Mueller’s review of “Americanizing Shelley,” which plays Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Palace. The CT Film Folks are rolling out a red carpet around 6:30 p.m. and will be honoring New Milford’s Christo Bakalov and Namrata Singh Gujral. See the CT Film Fest Web site for […]

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” […]