Danbury Fashion Week Film Premiere & Fundraiser For: Women's Center Of Greater Danbury 6:00pm Meet n' Greet Red Carpet VIP Reception. Courtesy: Some Things Fishy Catering & Broken Symmetry Gastro Pub 7:00pm Film & Panel Q&A Moderated by CT Post's: Joe Meyers After Party At "Taproot" Restaurant Tickets: $25. For Fundraiser Contribution, $10.50 & $9.00 The First Monday in May chronicles a year's worth of preparations for the Chinese-inspired fashion exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass and the gala which accompanied the exhibit. The exhibit featured 150 garments from 40 designers. Andrew Bolton, the chief curator at the Costume Institute, conceptualizes and designs the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala with Anna Wintour. The Met Gala, the Costume Institute's annual event, is a multimillion-dollar fundraiser. The film also depicts Wintour's daily life and questions fashion as art. As of 2016, China: Through the Looking Glass is the most visited exhibit in the Costume Institute's history and one of the most visited exhibitions in the entire history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
LouAnn Bloomer - President + CEO at TBICO LouAnn founded this organization to provide women of all economic, ethnic and social backgrounds with the necessary skills to enter or re-enter the workforce. As a woman who worked extremely hard on her own to achieve the goal of starting this organization, LouAnn is a selfless force in the community.
Penelope Forman- President of Penn Gardner, Inc Penelope Forman, president of Penn Gardner Inc is a former editor of Condé Nast. Her company takes communications to the next level but implementing unconventional thinking, savvy strategies, and elegant execution into her public relations process.
Darla Shaw- Professor of Women's Studies at Western Connecticut State University Darla is a full-time professor at WCSU, cancer survivor, and a stand-up comedian. Aside from loving to wear bright and interesting clothes, Darla enjoys trying new ventures.
Jack Bouffard- Event Specialist at Ann's Place Jack is utilizing his compassion and charisma to fulfill his role as event specialist at Ann's Place, which provides free cancer support services in Connecticut and New York. A cancer survivor himself, Jack has accomplished many feats and goals throughout his path.
Meagan Neville - Founder + Creative Director of Workspace Collective Co-Planner of Danbury Fashion Week Meagan Neville is the founder + creative director of Workspace Collective, where she has garnered a courageous group of designers and makers who provide a wide selection of fashion and lifestyle pieces. She is on a mission to educate consumers about Ethical Fashion through the concept of Workspace Collective by way of working with designers who focus on sustainability in their production process and share in the detailed craftsmanship of their craft.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
"The History of Everything" Circa 1993 to the Present
Formerly Known as "Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis"
6:00pm VIP Meet n' Greet With Filmmakers For All Ticket Holders
7:00pm Film And Q&A
Comedy; 80 minutes
Completed March 2018
It’s circa 1990s – the era when Spielberg’s dinosaurs ruled the cineplexes and Japan ruled the movie studios. Peter Grover and John Potters are a madcap team of Hollywood producers who must come up with a boffo box office idea by the end of the day or be snuffed by the studio boss. In a desperate attempt to save both their dying careers as well as their lives, they get their inspiration for a blockbuster film script from old movies and from deep within their warped imaginations. Their creativity knows no bounds.
Standby for a wacky game of silver screen Trivial Pursuit in an homage-filled, riotous ride through the 90s and beyond. This satirical look at the movie-making process detours left, right and slantways with sidebars into politics and social mores.
The History of Everything took a mere 26 years to complete! It was shot in seven states (mainly in Connecticut) and Washington, D.C. (Richard Linklater’s Boyhood which filmed from 2002-2013 can’t hold a candle to this sweeping epic.) Indeed, some of the actors from the original shoot are still alive and working – two of whom have reprised their roles a quarter of a century later.
Rocky Horror, eat your heart out! You’ve got to get ready to do the Jurassic!
“It is more hilarious than Ghandi, it’s more shocking than Beauty and the Beast, more tender and uplifting than Silence of the Lambs…” – Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Preview
Rasheed - US Premiere 7:00pm Wed TBD
Screening And Q&A With Lebanese Filmmaker Samia Badih Complimentary Wine For Audience
Rasheed Director: Samia Badih 74 Samia Badih's film Rasheed documents the life of Badih's late uncle Rasheed Broum who was killed, at the age of 29, in an airstrike in the city of Sidon during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 – three years before she was born. More than 30 years after the tragedy, Samia goes on a quest to find out more about her uncle’s story of life and death, as it is told by the friends and family who survived him and knew him best, mainly his sister Rasha and his best friend Ghassan. At the heart of the film is the story Rashee'd sister, Rasha who has not coped well with her brother’s loss. Rasheed captures one of the many war stories from the southern city of Sidon, Lebanon through Badih’s own personal journey.