Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FTMA Film Festival - Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, September 28th - FREE to the public!

Sacred Heart University Presents

FTMA Film Festival

Sponsored by the Avon Theatre

FREE to the public!

Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, September 28th

The first annual FTMA Film Festival! Screenings which will take place at the Avon Theatre are below. Please visit for the full schedule of fantastic events.

ABOUT THE AVON: The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases, The Avon brings you one-of-a-kind special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.

Thursday, September 25th
 6:30 - 7:30pm Cocktail Reception at the Avon Theatre with Jazz Trio, Red Carpet Photos, Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres, and a pre-screening slide show.
7:30 - 9:30pm Opening Night Awards Gala with FREE popcorn and soda, Short Film Screening, Screenplay Readings, Awards for Student Filmmakers, and a Tribute Video for Anthony Tambakis, screenwriter of WARRIOR.

Friday, September 26th
 12:00 - 2:00pm At the Avon: LUCKY THEM screening with a post-film Q&A with screenwriter Emily Watchel

LUCKY THEM Synopsis: More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church in a delightful performance), Ellie hits the road in search of answers.

Saturday, September 27th
 11:00am - 1:30pm At the Avon: ROPE Screening with post screening Talk Back with Hitchcock historian, Sidney Gottlieb (Editor, Hitchcock on Hitchcock).

ROPE Synopsis: One of Hitchcock’s most innovative films, Rope tells the story of two young men who strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

The Film and Television Masters program (FTMA) at Sacred Heart University is a one –year conservatory dedicated to the art of storytelling. Students engage in dynamic classroom workshops and lectures focusing on directing, screenwriting, producing, and new media arts. Based in Stamford, FTMA draws from talent and resources in the area and neighboring New York City. Each student produces a cinematic portfolio and rounds out their experience with industry internships. For more information please visit

Avon Theatre Film Center
272 Bedford St
Stamford, CT 06901
Box Office: (203) 967-3660

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