The Ridgefield Playhouse continues its series of FREE diversity films


The Ridgefield Gambling House announced the next five films of the Aquarion water company FREE Diversity Film Series for 2023. Each screening will include unique bonus content consisting of an interview conducted by entertainment journalist Cheryl Washington and can be seen after the screening in the theater or on The Ridgefield Playhouse Youtube channel. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsor, Aquarion water companythese events are FREE for the community. The Ridgefield Gambling House is proud to present this Diversity Film Series and I hope these films serve as a starting point for people to start a conversation with each other and encourage audience members to work towards mutual understanding. Together, we hope we can all become better allies.

Reserve your seats online or call the box office at 203.438.5795.

Aquarion Water Company Diversity Film Series for 2023 will include-

Selma on Wed February 8 at 7:30 p.m. in recognition of black history month.

Ava DuVernay directs this award-winning historical drama, which chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) waged a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

Bonus content for Selma will consist of an interview with Karen Boykin-Citiesvice-president of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors.

For more information and to register for FREE tickets: https://bit.ly/SelmaRPH

Erin Brockovitch on Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in recognition of women’s history month.

In this 2000 biographical drama film, julia robert (Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, Eat Pray Love) takes on the role of Erin Brockovitch, which has fought energy company Pacific Gas and Electric over its role in the Hinkley groundwater contamination incident. The film, based on the true story, was nominated in five categories at the 73rd Academy Awards, with Roberts winning Best Actress.

For more information and to register for FREE tickets: https://bit.ly/ErinBrockovichRPH

Little Man Tate on Tuesday April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in recognition of autism awareness day.

Originally published in 1991, Little Man Tate is Jodie FosterThe directorial debut starred Adam Hann-Byrd as Fred Tate, a seven-year-old child prodigy who struggles in social circles and is heavily implicated with autism. The story addresses growing pains, the pressures of being a gifted child, and the difficulties of finding familiarity with your peers when you are seen as different.
For more information and to register for FREE tickets: https://bit.ly/LittleManTateRPH

boobies rich asian on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Based on the bestselling novel series by Kevin Kwan, boobies rich asian tells the story of Rachel Chu (portrayed by constancy Wu in his breakout role) an American-born Chinese teacher who travels to meet her boyfriend (Henry Golding: Snake Eyes, Last Christmas) family and is surprised to discover that they are among the wealthiest in Singapore. With a star-studded cast, the comedy-drama tackles themes of privilege, family structure, respect for tradition and culture, and being true to one’s self.

For more information and to register for FREE tickets: https://bit.ly/CrazyRichAsiansRPH

Change the game on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

Change the game tells the stories of high school transgender athletes from across the country as they compete at the top of their field, while challenging boundaries and perceptions of transgender life. Realized by Michael Barnettthe documentary was part of the official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, won the audience award at Outfits Los Angeles and was selected as best documentary at Frameline 43, San Francisco’s international LGBTQ+ film festival.

For more information and to register for FREE tickets: https://bit.ly/ChangingTheGameRPH

*TONIGHT* Tuesday, September 27 don’t miss the screening of Selena at 7:30 p.m.in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The bonus content will consist of an interview with Joe Leydon – Sr. Writer Cowboys and Indians Magazine and Rodney Alejandro – Chairman of the songwriting department at Berklee College of Music and personal friend of Selena, led by an entertainment journalist Cheryl Washington.

For more information and to register for FREE tickets: https://bit.ly/SelenaRPH

NEXT UP is Wind River on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day. Wind River is a 2017 neo-Western crime film starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and FBI agent trying to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. The screenwriter/director of the film Taylor Sheridan said he wrote the film to raise awareness of the issue of high numbers of Indigenous women being raped and murdered, both on and off reservations.

WIND RIVER’s bonus content will consist of an interview with Deborah Maytubee ShipmanFounder and Managing Director of Missing and Murdered Native Women in the United Statesled by entertainment journalist Cheryl Washington.

For more information and to register for FREE tickets: https://bit.ly/WindRiverRPH

These films are all also part of the PC Cohen and Wolf film series.

For more information or to purchase contactless print-at-home tickets, go online to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and accessible to all.

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