Director Rocco DeVilliers's film "The Flyboys" was shown to a very happy, very excited, and very full house last night at the Palace Theater, at the opening night of the CT Film Festival. There are five more days of this extraordinary event still to come, with venues all over downtown Danbury: The Palace, the Library, the WCSU Student Center Theater, Heirloom Arts Theater (formerly the Empress Ballroom), WCSU Ives Concert Hall, and All Nations Baptist Church. There are feature films, documentaries, student shorts, international shorts, American shorts, animated shorts, and Connecticut shorts. Several films will be repeated, and if you weren't at last night's screening, you have another chance to see "The Flyboys" on Saturday at 2 pm at WestConn's Ives Concert Hall on White Street. Don't miss it!
These are some photographs I took last night. The blurry ones were taken using available darkness. (Some photographers refer to this as "available light," but I like to call it what it is.) You'll find more coverage at the News-Times website, and Eugene Driscoll's new blog, Hollywood Chainsaw Blogger, created especially to cover the CT Film Festival. And, of course, at the CT Film Festival website itself. Individual tickets and festival passes can still be purchased at the CityCenter Danbury offices at 186 Main Street, at the corner of Main and West.
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