The New England premier of Robert Vaughn's final film performance takes place tonight at Bethel Cinema. The longtime Ridgefield resident passed away last month. Independent film Gold Star also features Connecticut Filmmaker Victoria Negri. She also served as the writer and director of the film. Negri has performed in award-winning independent films, webseries, and television.
After dropping out of Juilliard, Vicki drifts aimlessly between her family's house in Connecticut and an itinerant existence in New York. When her father suffers a debilitating stroke, she finds herself becoming his primary caretaker. Vicki resists connecting with him, and making peace with herself, but finds a way forward thanks to a new friend and a life-changing event.
There is a VIP Reception with the director, cast and crew at 6:30pm. Gold Star will be screened at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A and Lobby After Party.
Negri says she feels like she owes Vaughn everything. He took on the role because he wanted the challenge of acting without words and getting across character's motivations without speaking a single thing. Negri says Vaughn did a brilliant job and became like a father figure during the shoot.