June 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Pre-screening Reception for Herman and Shelly at Franklin Street Works

Franklin Street Works and the Avon Theatre are happy to be collaborating on an event for the first time. Please Join Us! for a night with emerging filmmaker Bridget Stokes to screen her movie, Herman and Shelly, Wednesday, June 27. Reception 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Franklin Street Works. Screening is at 7:30 in the Avon Theatre. We are walking distance from each other so enjoy a summer stroll in downtown stamford between events! This event is sponsored by the Loft Artists Association and Reckson.

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The Avon Theatre and the not-for-profit contemporary art space Franklin Street Works celebrate the first feature from local filmmaker, Bridget Stokes, titled Herman & Shelly with a screening on June 27th at 7:30 p.m. It is preceded by a reception at Franklin Street Works from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., which features a signature cocktail by Rodizio Grill and Thomas Hooker beer. As creative platforms for art and film, Franklin Street Works and The Avon are committed to original programming for creative professionals. Sharing kindred missions, these alternative spaces are embarking on an initial partnership for what will hopefully be the first of many joint-efforts moving forward. In addition to the reception at the art space, there will be a post-film Q&A with the filmmakers. Ticket prices include the reception and are as follows: Carte Blanche: FREE, Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. For advance tickets, please call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660. For our more spontaneous film enthusiasts, tickets will also be available at the door the night of the screening. This event is sponsored by the Loft Artists Association and Reckson.

ABOUT THE FILM: In this offbeat, quirky romantic comedy, high school chums Herman and Shelly navigate the odd transition from much-hyped youthful art prodigies to overlooked adult artists. Ambitions are pitted against lifelong bonds, with the zany mess of the art world acting as an ever-changing backdrop. A fresh take on coming of age, the murky space between lovers and friends, and the personal sacrifices endured for one’s art.

ABOUT THE AVON: The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases that are hard to find anywhere else, The Avon brings you phenomenal special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.

ABOUT FRANKLIN STREET WORKS: Franklin Street Works is a new, not-for-profit contemporary art space, café, and social gathering place in Stamford, Connecticut. Located in renovated row houses on Franklin Street, the two-story space includes three galleries and a café. Franklin Street Works is located at 41 Franklin Street in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, near the UCONN campus. On street parking is available on Franklin Street and paid parking is available nearby in a lot on Franklin Street and in the Summer Street Garage (100 Summer Street), behind Target. For more information call 203-595-5211 or visit www.franklinstreetworks.org

ABOUT OUR SPONSORS: Loft Artists Association provides artists with a supportive environment, opportunities to exhibit their work, and networking opportunities and to reach out to the community at large with education and artistic expression.  Reckson, a division of SL Green Realty Corp. is Westchester and Fairfield counties’ largest Owner of class A office space, comprising 30 properties over 4 million square feet of commercial space. Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901, Box Office: (203) 967-3660, Business Office: (203) 661-0321, Website: www.avontheatre.org,Twitter: @avontheatre, Facebook: www.facebook.com/avontheatre

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