Avon Theatre Film Center Hosts FTMA Talk Back Series: Day for Night (1973)

02/25/2015

272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-967-3660.

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts FTMA Talk Back Series:  DAY FOR NIGHT (1973) on Wednesday February 25, 2015 -1:00PM. Directed By: François Truffaut. Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut.Known to English-speaking audiences as Day for Night, La nuit américaine was director François Truffaut's loving and humorous tribute to the communal insanity of making a movie. The film details the making of a family drama called "Meet Pamela" about the tragedy that follows when a young French man introduces his parents to his new British wife. Truffaut gently satirizes his own films with "Meet Pamela"'s overwrought storyline, but the real focus is on the chaos behind the scenes. One of the central actresses is continually drunk due to family problems, while the other is prone to emotional instability, and the male lead (Truffaut regular Jean-Pierre Leaud) starts to act erratically when his intermittent romance with the fickle script girl begins to fail. In addition to all this personal drama, the film is besieged by technical problems, from difficult tracking shots to stubborn animal actors. The inspiration for future satires of movie-making from Living in Oblivion to Irma Vep, La nuit américaine was considered slight by some critics in comparison to earlier Truffaut masterworks, but it went on to win the 1973 Oscar for Best Foreign Film. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Greenwich Historical Society - Over Here and Over There: The Popular Music of WWI

02/26/2015

39 Strickland Road,, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203‑869‑6899.

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4:00 pm Vanderbilt Education Center $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers Purchase tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.  Led by Stefanie Kies and Bea Crumbine, the program will juxtapose performances of period music with background information and slides. Also, performing are vocalist Dan Swartz and John Goldschmid on piano.

Wilton Historical Society The Journey A Play | A Story | A Song

02/27/2015

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

12 noon - 2 pm. "A Journey . . . A Play/A Story/ A Song" by Kimberly Wilson is a moving look at the Black experience told through the voices of seven Black women and performed by one woman, professional actress and singer Kimberly Wilson. A Westport resident, Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood with strength, dignity and pride and in perfect lockstep with the history of the United States.