Widmark film festival at Bank Street

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm

FILM FESTIVAL HONORING RICHARD WIDMARK SPONSORED BY “OUR TOWNS FOR SAR-E POL”

Location:
Bank Street Theater
46 Bank Street, New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 354- 2122

PANIC IN THE STREETS
Sunday, January 11th 2009 – 3:00 PM
Suggested donation $25

Dr. Clinton Reed (Richard Widmark) has forty-eight hours to save New Orleans from the plague. He must accomplish this by catching two thugs who are hiding from the law and, unwittingly, carry the bubonic plague. Reminiscences with original cast member Lenka Peterson and others who knew Richard Widmark.

Reception at Joe’s Salon follows the screening

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
Sunday, February 22 2009 – 2:00 PM
Suggested donation $25

One of the top trial movies ever made, this fictionalized account of the 1947 trials of Germans accused of war crimes examines questions of individual complicity without shying away from thorny issues. An all-star cast shines in this thoughtful social drama. Senator Christopher Dodd has been invited to speak about his father’s experience as Executive Trial Counsel at the actual Nuremberg Trials.


Our Towns for Sar-e Pol is a nonpartisan, humanitarian effort by residents of towns in northwestern Connecticut who have established an ongoing relationship of aid to the province of Sar-e Pol in northern Afghanistan.

The inhabitants of this war-weary region are experiencing desperate needs for the basics of survival: water, food, shelter, fuel, and medical supplies. As we all do, the people of this region aspire to better lives with general literacy, improved nutrition, economic security, and hope. Our Towns for Sar-e Pol is here to help make this happen.

We are working through Save the Children to identify and respond to the needs of the people of this Afghan province. This humanitarian nonprofit relief organization has been an important presence in the region for over 20 years. It is one of the last remaining humanitarian efforts currently operating in Afghanistan.

Since 2002 Our Towns for Sar-e Pol has underwritten child-focused health education programs to promote awareness of the vital need for immunization. This pilot program proved so successful that is was duplicated throughout the country reaching many thousands of people. We also funded treatment and education to rid the children of the region of intestinal worms.

We are grateful for your participation and support.

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