GREENWICH, Conn. -- What do "Saturday Night Live," Renée Zellweger, "Captain Underpants" and "Mike and the Mad Dog" have in common?
They'll all part of the Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) which runs from Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4.
For the third year in a row, the festival, with the mission "Film. Finance. Philanthropy," offers a full slate of programming, much of it featuring a social action component.
Expect a roster of 50 films touching on topics from mental illness and sexual assault to the power of survival. Panel discussions are also on the schedule with everything from a behind the scenes glimpse at “Saturday Night Live” to sports talk with “Mike and the Mad Dog" to a "Cannonball Run" reunion.
There's even a town panel question-and-answer session led by former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush, as well as a "Captain Underpants" screening and book signing by series author Dav Pilkey.
It all kicks off Thursday with a Changemaker Gala honoring Renée Zellweger and Christy Turlington Burns. The event celebrates artists who have used their public platform and the power of film to further positive social change.
Tickets are selling fast. Go to www.greenwichfilm.org .
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