RIFF to screen over 100 films

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is celebrating the best of independent cinema with over 100 films from 20 different countries at multiple venues around town Oct. 18-21. The festival’s headliner, Wildlife, is actor Paul Dano’s directorial debut. Dano, a 2002 graduate of Wilton High School, wrote the adapted screenplay along with Zoe Kazan from Richard Ford’s novel. Wildlife stars Carey … read more

First Man: Local artist Chris Calle portrays dad in new film

Some boys dream of becoming their dads. A few grow up to be just like them. And then there’s Ridgefield illustrator Chris Calle, who might be the first man to have the privilege of collaborating with his father professionally while also portraying him in a major Hollywood movie. Calle, who plays his father Paul in the upcoming film “First Man” … read more

Lucky Chops brings the funk to Ridgefield

Lucky Chops, featuring Josh Holcomb, Daro Behroozi, Joshua Gawel, Raphael Buyo and Charles Samshas, has embraced a high-energy brassy funk sound since forming in New York City in 2006, getting its start playing on the streets and in subways. The band will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse Oct. 11. Andrea Valluzzo spoke with Holcomb about the upcoming show. Andrea Valluzzo: … read more

New Canaan Historical Society honors work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero

As one of the most sought-after architectural photographers of the 1950s, Pedro E. Guerrero had an eye that most shutterbugs only dream of. Perhaps known best for his closeness with Frank Lloyd Wright, which helped him get unprecedented access to the artist’s work, Guerrero also worked with notable artists such as Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.    A new exhibit … read more

Crafting art at the Aldrich: Local artist to weave on-site at museum

While kneading her fingers into the scarlet and saffron fibers, internationally acclaimed weaver Helena Hernmarck said she fell in love with creating textile art after being introduced to a loom at 17. “I thought ‘that’s it, that’s what I want to do’ and I never changed my mind,” she said. The Swedish artist will have 20 of her tapestries on … read more