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Documentary on local arts traditions to be screened

"A Gathering of Glory," a documentary film about the arts traditions of Westport and Weston, will be screened during a lunchtime program on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Westport Historical Society.

The program is planned from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the 25 Avery Place historical society. Organizers urged attendees to bring their lunch. Beverages will be served.

Filmed in 2000 as part of Westport's millenium celebration, the movie is narrated by the actor Keir Dullea and touches on the literary, visual, musical and theater arts traditions of the two towns, the historical society said in a news release.

Those traditions are discussed by actors Christopher Plummer, Joanne Woodward and James Naughton; the late author and screewriter Evan Hunter; composer John Corigliano; the late art critic Hilton Kramer; and others, according to the release.

The film was directed by Martin West, and the score is by Westport composer Paul Alan Levi. A question-and-answer period with West will follow the screening.

The hsitorical society recommended reservations and a $5 donation.

For reservations, call the Westport Historical Society at 203-222-1424.

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