We 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;
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.
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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