PHOTOS: 4th Annual Greenwich International Film Festival Opening Night Party

The Greenwich International Film Festival hosted the 2018 Season Kick Off Party on Friday, June 1 at The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.

The lines formed before the doors opened at 8:30pm in anticipation for Ms. Lauren Hill.

Ms. Lauryn Hill Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Lauryn Hill is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress.

She is known for being a member of Fugees and for her critically acclaimed solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won numerous awards and broke several sales records.

Hill opened up with her chart topping “Everything is Everything.”

As she took to the stage it was reminiscent of the early 90’s Fuguee days, her energy exhilarating and contagious. The more guests became energized the more motivated she became.

As Hill enthusiastically jumped on stage to “Fu Gee La” the guests roared in response, singing along to the hip-hop classic. Her opening song was followed by “Lost Ones” and “Ex-Factor,” among other hits,  closing out the two hour performance to “Doo Wop.”

Ms. Lauryn Hill Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Before wrapping up the event, Ms. Hill gracious posed for selfies and group pictures.

“This is a really nice way to open up the Festival,” said one party-goer. “It’s always a fun event, I would never miss this,” stated another.

Sponsors for the Opening Night Party included Betteridge, Movie Pass, Casamigos Tequila, LIFEWTR, Vivino, Pernod Ricard, Mari b. Interiors, Moffly Media, Schofferhofer, Radeberger, Accentuations by Design, Roth Nursery Inc, Cindy Press, and ABC Carpet & Home.

GIFF announced that they were also able to support the Lauryn Hill Charitable Foundation.

The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) mission is to provide filmmakers with an effective platform to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing opportunities for future projects.

GIFF aims to harnesses the power of film to serve the greater good by highlighting important issues that relate to basic human rights, education, the environment and health care.

Ms. Lauryn Hill Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Ms. Lauryn Hill Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Ms. Lauryn Hill Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Wendy Reyes GIFF Chairman of the Board, Founder. Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Gary Dell’Abate Radio Producer and Mary Caracciolo Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Youtube Personality Bethany Mota Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Toni DeMauro and GIFF Correspondent Chloe DeMauro Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Actor Ryan Eggold Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Ruth Terry Walden Esq. and Jacob Hardman Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy


DJ April Larken Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Gillie McCreath, Kathleen Vetri, Deena McCreath, Eve Pecorin, and Jill Cartwright Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Alice Chen MD HSS, and Eric Braun Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Shamika Pandit, Byron and Lauren Sarsoza, Yasmin Dorrian, Jessica Rosado Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy

Lauryn Hill and Bobby Walker, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. Photo Credit: Asher Almonacy    


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