Greenwich International Film Festival to Host Illeana Douglas at Anthony Lawrence Home

Illeana DouglasThe Greenwich International Film Festival is hosting Illeana Douglas at Anthony Lawrence Home in Greenwich on Monday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. The evening features highlight clips from the actress’s career. Douglas is also the author of I Blame Dennis Hopper and every ticket includes an autographed book. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through the GIFF website.

Illeana Douglas is an award winning actress whose current films include Peter Bogdanovich’s She’s Funny That Way (2015), All Stars (2014) Sisters (2014) with Barbara Hershey, Max Rose (2013) with Jerry Lewis, and Chez Upshaw with Kevin Pollak (2012).

Illeana first came to prominence as Matt Dillon’s suspicious sister in Gus Van Sant’s To Die For (1995), for which she was a New York Film Critics award nominee. Other memorable performances are Goodfellas (1991) Cape Fear (1993).

lleana’s memoir entitled, I Blame Dennis Hopper, was released in November 2015 and continues to receive rave reviews. Illeana is the granddaughter of movie icon Melvyn Douglas. Her book is a testament to the power of art and the tenacity of passion. It is a rollicking, funny, at times tender exploration of the way movies can change our lives. With crackling humor and a full heart, Douglas describes how a good Liza Minnelli impression helped her land her first gig and how Rudy Vallee taught her the meaning of being a show biz trouper. From her first experience being on set with her grandfather and mentor-two-time Academy Award-winning actor Melvyn Douglas – to the moment she was discovered by Martin Scorsese for her blood-curdling scream and cast in her first film role.

About Anthony Lawrence Home. Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, the design industry’s top bespoke workroom, has opened its first luxury design studio, Anthony Lawrence Home, located at 138 Hamilton Ave in Greenwich. The family-run business began as a small upholstery shop 40 years ago, and expanded in several locations over the decades.

Colleen deVeer, Ginger Stickel and Wendy Reyes of the Greenwich International Film Festival. Credit: Karen Sheer

Colleen deVeer, Ginger Stickel and Wendy Reyes of the Greenwich International Film Festival. Credit: Karen Sheer

Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a non-profit organization that celebrates the visual arts in Greenwich, with a world-class film festival in June
 and supporting events throughout the year.

GIFF was founded to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy. The Festival’s mission is to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work, with the goal of finding financing and distribution. Additionally, GIFF harnesses the power of film to serve the greater good by supporting an important cause each year. The second annual festival will take place June 9th to 12th, 2016 and will support important human rights causes.

See also:

A Conversation with the GIFF All-Female Dream Team: This Year’s Mission

Greenwich International Film Festival Screening of ‘The Big Short’ Delights Crowd at Bow Tie Cinema


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