Ridgefield Independent Film Festival arrives with parties, great films, and panels October 18th-21st

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The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is upon us with another great season.  The festival begins Thursday October 18th and runs through Sunday October 21st in Ridgefield Ct.  This very special festival of film will host parties, panel discussions, and film screenings in several locations around Ridgefield.  The locations for the festival are the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Keeler Tavern and the Ridgefield Library.

It looks to be an interesting slate of films at this years festival including documentaries, narrative films (both dramas and comedy), and short films.  There is something for everyone.

We encourage you to check out the amazing list of films and events at the festival by checking out the schedule. See you at the movies !

Link here >> https://www.riffct.org

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival returnd October 18th-21. A must attend event of indie films, documentaries, panel discussions, parties and more!

riff_logo_bauhaus-with_type_blackWe are so fortunate to have a very special cinema event right here in our back yard.  Coming October 18-21st 2017, the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival returns!  The festival , that celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling.   We are so excited to be covering this fantastic event.

RIFF has  announced  its Special Event Screenings Line-up. Keynote events featuring films followed by filmmaker Q&As taking place at various Ridgefield, CT locations throughout the festival’s run include: SAY HER NAME: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, follows an investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop, directed by Oscar nominated,Connecticut based directors Kate Davis and David Heilbroner;

DANSEUR explores the world of bullying and prejudice towards male ballet dancers directed by Scott Gormley;

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THIS IS HOME: A Refugee Story about four Syrian families struggling to find their way to America directed by Peabody Award-winner Alexandra Shiva

 

VERMONT FANCY about an aging rural farmer who’s struggling with the consequences of his choice to live a life alone directed by Kathleen Dougherty Huxley.

The Closing Night film PURPLE DREAMS, directed by Joanne Hock and produced by Robin Grey, documents the transformation of at-risk, inner city youth attending a magnet charter school in Charlotte, NC that provides arts education. The teenage subjects have the potential to break the cycle of poverty, homelessness and gangrelated violence, when they are given an opportunity to stage the musical The Color Purple. After thescreening, Tony Award-winner and activist James Naughton hosts a talk with Robin Grey.

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Scene from the documentary “Vermont Fancy”

 Tickets to the festival are on sale now at http://www.riffct.org. The 2018 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival runs  October 18-21, 2018.

In addition to all these films there will be special parties to help celebrate the festival.  Check the website for more details of parties hosted at Gallo’s, Aldrich Museum, The Ridgefield Playhouse and more.  Please stay tuned for more details about this exciting film festival bringing  social awareness and fine independent film you will not see anywhere else.   We will be rolling out more information about the festival as the date draws near.

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival

for more information and full film list please visit : https://www.riffct.org

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Sunset Wine Party comes to Ridgefield, September 23rd

ridgefield wineOn September 23rd from from 6 pm to 10 pm, get ready to experience a fabulous evening of wine and food in Ridgefield Ct.  at the iconic Lounsbury House.  Attendees to this event will:

Taste over 80 wines presented by Ancona’s Wines & Liquors

Sample decadent food pairings expertly crafted by Executive Chef Giuseppe Castellano from Gallo Ristorante

Experience special wines at the Townvibe Exclusive Tasting Lounge

Listen to great DJ sessions

Learn wine tips from our wine pros during the 20 min Wine Talks

Watch your favorite wines make it to the top ten live ranking with our web app

Step into  the  interactive GIF booths and watch it all blow up on social media!

Enjoy the Wine Garden while you swirl and sip, watch the sunset and have a great time. Win a pair of tickets to this fun happening by contacting me through this website or the I on the Valley Facebook page and state why you wish to attend.

Come on out and celebrate the simple pleasures of life, in a night that will be anything but simple! Cheers!

Sunset Wine Party  presented by Ancona’s

web for info and tickets:  bit.ly/sunsetwineparty

LOUNSBURY HOUSE – RIDGEFIELD CT

316 Main St, Ridgefield, CT

 

Two events to get you in the holiday spirit

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That time of year is here again, and if you are looking for something to get you into the Holiday spirit, then two events are coming up this weekend in nearby Connecticut.
Starting Friday evening December 4th from 6pm to 10pm is the 16th annual Ridgefield Holiday Stroll which takes place on Main Street in downtown Ridgefield Ct. The downtown is transformed with live ice sculptures, singing and strolling Toy soldiers, strolling carolers, music, a magic show (at town hall) and free horse drawn carriage rides. The stores will all be open for shopping and many will serving refreshments. A fun night and really sets the tone for the holiday season. The fun continues on Saturday December 5th from 10-4 pm with many of the same events and breakfast and photos with Santa at the Ridgefield Boys and Girls club from 8am to noon. Of course this gives you the opportunity to check out the many merchants in town.

Greenwich Connecticut will be hosting its 7th Annual Holiday Stroll on Saturday December 5th from 10-6pm and Sunday December from 12-5 pm on Greenwich Avenue in downtown Greenwich. There will be 100 merchants participating in the event as well as live music, letter writing to Santa, live Nativity scene, free horse drawn carriage rides,  ice sculptures, photo with Santa and live reindeer!
These are nice events to get you out of the mall and outside in the fresh air and enjoy some Holiday fun.
for more information :

http://www.downtownridgefield.com

http://www.greenwichreindeerfestival.com

 

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Ridgefield Holiday Stroll

 

Do you want an event to kick sirene iphone 245tart the holiday excitement?  Then don’t miss the Ridgefield Holiday Stroll in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The fun begins Friday 12/5 at 6 pm . The town turns into a magical wonderland with ice sculptures, carolers,  shops open with food and beverages (some even have wine or spirits), horse drawn carriage rides and even a holiday show for the kids. On Saturday 12/6  during the day the fun continues with carriage rides and fun in the shops.

I have been going for years and always enjoy this festive event. Main Street does get busy on Friday night so be prepared for crowds.  Dress warm as you will be walking outside. A great way to put you in the holiday mood .