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A Guide to Programming at The Avon

The Avon connects audiences with over 70 special screenings and events throughout the year, some of which include recurring series, as described below. More in-depth information about each upcoming program, including dates and times, can be found in the special events section of our website.

Documentary Night

A monthly series featuring acclaimed films that cover a wide range of topics, our Documentary Night brings in filmmakers and authorities on subject matter about which the presented selection is based for post-film Q&As. It is also a collaborative vehicle for the Avon to partner with community based organizations to tie together themes from certain movies with local interests.

French Cinémathèque

A monthly series showcasing a cross section of contemporary and classic French films, including some restored presentations of the latter, our French Cinémathèque series provides viewers with an opportunity to see films that might otherwise not make it to the community. This program is co-presented by our friends at the Focus on French Cinema.

Cult Classics

Some movies will always remain indelible to an incredibly passionate, dedicated fan base and the Avon has been bringing those movies back to the big screen at least once a month since we opened our doors. Join your fellow devotees or introduce somebody new to your favorite cult film by seeing it on the big screen as these films are meant to be seen.

FREE Members-only Sneak Previews

One of the great perks and benefits of being a member at the Avon is getting an opportunity to be the first to see a film before it is released... for free! While this offering is usually limited to only 3-4 times a year, by becoming a member today you will be eligible to attend our sneak previews.

Discover Indian Cinema

The Avon partners with the India Cultural Center of Greenwich to bring you curated selections of recent Indian cinema releases, so that all audiences can share in seeing Indian-produced movies that are otherwise not being made available in the Stamford area.

The Black Lens

Our newest film series, The Black Lens, is an exploration of the African American experience as seen through the prism of film. The selected films will explore the role, portrayal and experiences of African Americans in cinema, both behind and in front of the camera, in addition to a range of themes and issues that relate directly to the African American experience. This all-encompassing talk-back series will bring together a cross-section of curated films and subjects, both classic and contemporary, narrative and documentary, with guest speakers providing context that further engages our community in a meaningful discourse. The Black Lens series will also have an academic component for high school students who come to the Avon as part of their education and participate in our moderated post-film discussions. The Avon will premiere The Black Lens series with a special screening of THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION on October 30. The series continues with additional programs in 2019.


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