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“Hello! I Must Be Going” Comes Home

Our new movie theater is still on the drawing board. But Westport has always produced movie-makers. And it’s still a great place to make movies.

Hello I must Be goingAll 3 elements come together on Sunday (March 24, 4 p.m., Town Hall), when Westport Cinema Initiative presents a screening of “Hello I Must Be Going.” Starring Blythe Danner, it was shot in Westport 2 years ago — and written and directed by Westport residents Todd Louiso and Sarah Koskoff.

The film — about a young divorcee moving back with her parents in suburban Connecticut, where an affair with a younger man rejuvenates her passion for life — received a Grand Jury Prize at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Westporters will recognize plenty of local scenes on screen — Compo, downtown, Viva’s to name just 3.

And plenty of local faces, in cameo roles. You can figure those out for yourselves.

Click below for a YouTube interview with director (and husband of Sarah Koskoff) Todd Louiso — or click here if your broswer does not link directly to it.:

Westport: Toff Or Not?

Hello I Must Be Going” — the film written by Staples alum Sarah Koskoff and filmed last summer in Westport, which premiered to a couple of sellout crowds last week at Sundance — has garnered pretty good reviews.

Sarah Koskoff

Salon, for example, says that although the movie starring Melanie Lynskey and Blythe Danner might be “too subtle (and too similar to several other low-key indie romcoms) to make a big splash,” it features “lovely performances and really builds strength as it goes along.”

That’s not what caught our eye, though. It was this paragraph — one worth reading through to the end:

The problem with “Hello I Must Be Going” is that Sarah Koskoff’s screenplay starts out so modestly: You think it’s just going to be a female early-midlife-crisis movie, or an older-woman/younger-guy love story, and, heck, it is both of those things. But to my taste, as the movie goes along it becomes much richer and funnier than that summary suggests, painting a satirical but sympathetic portrait of upper-crust family life in Westport, Conn., a rather toff and beachy New York suburb.

Note to Salon: “Toff” is a noun, not an adjective. Merriam-Webster calls a toff a “dandy or swell.”

Dictionary.com says a toff is “a stylishly dressed, fashionable person, especially one who is or wants to be considered a member of the upper class.”

And this, verbatim from the always-reliable Urban Dictionary:

Wearer of only Ralph Lauren polo shirts, usualy worn inside with loafers and torn up jeans half down their trousers, with 3day old boxers on underneath

Listen to songs like ‘Roxanne by Sting’ or the Top Gun soundtrack.

As for “beachy”:  well, yeah, we’ll cop to that.

Click below for a YouTube interview with director (and husband of Sarah Koskoff) Todd Louiso:

Just Another Random Day In Westport

Here are 2 completely unrelated, yet nonetheless very interesting, items.

“06880” reader Marcia Falk has a great idea.  She writes:

We’re heading up to Vermont tomorrow afternoon — specifically the Mad River Valley — to bring clothing, toys and household goods to people who have lost their homes.  Especially needed:  winter coats and clothes, for adults and children.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can drop it off at 3 Lone Pine Lane (off Tamarack, which is off North Compo).  For more information, email mistyfalk@gmail.com

If she gets enough donations, Marcia says, she’ll hire a van.

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If you’re completely over the hurricane, and have absolutely nothing to do, this next item is for you.

Extras are needed tomorrow (Thursday, September 1) for a Sundance film called “Hello, I Have to Go.

Aspiring extras should report to Tavern on Main restaurant (Main Street) at 10:30 a.m. Dress as if you’re out to dinner at a fine restaurant (men can wear jackets).

You’ll need to stay through 5 p.m.

If you can make it, email nsherter@hotmail.com, or call 203-451-9227.