Join us to celebrate the TV period drama Downton Abbey! Enjoy music by DJ Jon Eastman, a 3 in 30 tour of the permanent collection, parlor games, cigars with The Tobacco Shop of Hartford, a sherry and brandy tasking, complimentary snacks, cash bar and more! At 6:30 pm don’t miss a special performance by The Dancing Duo, Prudence Sloane and Joel Silvestro.
At 8 pm view and vote on the Feature Film Project (regular film admission applies).
Dress up as your favorite Downton Abbey character for FREE admission!
Facebook event here.
First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!
From March 5 to March 8 Patrick’s Day debuts in cinemas across the United States in the 3rd Annual Feature Film Project. After its debut, filmgoers at each participating venue must vote to determine if the film is worthy of additional screenings.
Patrick’s Day: When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.
Watch the official trailer for Patrick’s Day below.
The Feature Film Project is organized by the Manhattan Short Film Festival. For more information visit thefeaturefilmproject.com.
Weegee’s New York: This documentary captures the daily rituals and practices of Coney Island’s summer masses while at the same time turns everyday landmarks and city views into colorful abstract compositions. 1948. USA. 20 min. Not Rated. Directed by Weegee (Arthur Felig).
Coney Island at Night: Taken at night, this panorama of Coney Island dramatically captures the illuminated architectural landscape of Dreamland and Luna Park. 1905. USA. 4 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Edwin S. Porter.
Guest Speaker: Charles Musser, Professor of Film and American Studies at Yale University.
Weegee’s New York and Coney Island at Night are screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.
Film: The Crowd: This poignant story of the working and domestic life of an average, commonplace man in ‘the crowd’ — John, with his wife Mary — chronicling their ups and downs, including their meeting, courtship, marriage, and family life. 1928. USA. 98 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by King Vidor. Starring James Murray and Eleanor Boardman.
Guest Speaker: Joshua Glick, Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College.
This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008.
Film: Rube and Mandy at Coney Island: Mandy and clumsy Rube participate in different forms of Coney Island entertainment. 1903. USA. 12 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Edwin S. Porter. (On a continuous loop from 10 am – 2 pm).
Our popular food and film pairings continue with a screening of Babette’s Feast followed by dinner in the Museum Cafe. Tickets include film, one complimentary glass of wine, and a dinner of French cuisine inspired by the film. Cash bar available.
The evening’s schedule is as follows:
- 5 pm: Film, Babette’s Feast
- 7 pm: Dinner in the Museum Cafe
Babette’s Feast: In a remote 19th century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life with their father. After their father’s death, they take in a refugee who wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a meal for them and their friends. It proves to be a transformative experience. 1987. Denmark. 102 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Gabriel Axel.
Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Dinner reservations required by March 12. “Film-ONLY” tickets sold at the door.
Eve and the Fire Horse is a charming film about spirituality that explores the lives of a multi-generational Chinese family residing in Canada. 2005. Canada. 92 min. Not Rated. Directed by Julia Kwan.
After the film stay for a discussion with Alison Zhou Alison (YuHui), a Chinese Buddhist who has worked with the Connecticut State Department of Education for over 20 years, and Jen Lin (Lin Lao Shi), a Chinese Catholic born and raised in Taiwan who currently teaches Mandarin at Glastonbury High School.
Interfaith Film Series
Join us for 2nd Annual Interfaith Film Series and view three films that provoke interreligious discussions. A guest speaker will talk before each screening and will lead a post-movie Q&A.
Presented with the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc.
Film: Through a Lens Darkly: Based on Deborah Willis’ book Reflections in Black, this documentary examines the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. 2014. USA. 92 min. Not Rated. Directed by Thomas Allen Harris.
- 5:30 pm: Reception
- 6:30 pm: Introduction by the film’s director Thomas Allen Harris and co-producer Deborah Willis
- 7 pm: Film, Through a Lens Darkly
After the film stay for a Q&A session with Harris and Willis.
Presented in collaboration with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.
Italian Film Weekend: Food is an important element of Italian culture and is reflected in Italian cinema and films with Italian themes. Join us for the 4th Annual Italian Film Weekend to celebrate the country’s best of art and culture through food, wine, and cinema!
Thursday, March 26
Saturday, March 27
- 1 pm: Film: The Mafia Only Kills in Summer
- 3 pm: Food & Film: Big Night
- 7:30 pm: Film: Long Live Freedom
Sunday, March 28
- 2 pm: Film: The Salt of Life
Reception & Film: Human Capital: The 4th Annual Italian Film Weekend kicks off with an Opening Night Reception sponsored by Peppercorn’s Grill, followed by a screening of Human Capital.
Human Capital: The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit by a jeep on the night before Christmas Eve. Winner of 36 film awards. 2013. Italy. 111 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Paolo Virzi. Starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Italian Film Weekend
Join us for the 4th Annual Italian Film Weekend to celebrate the country’s best of art and culture through food, wine, and cinema!