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Mar
26
Thu
Italian Film Weekend
Mar 26 – Mar 29 all-day

Italian Film Weekend, (L to R): Human Capital, 2013; Big Night, 1996; Long Live Freedom, 2013

Join us for the 4th annual Italian Film Weekend and celebrate Italy’s best of art and culture through food, wine, and cinema!

Thursday, March 26
Opening Night Reception & Film: Human Capital

Saturday, March 28

Sunday, March 29

 

 

 

Mar
28
Sat
Film: The Mafia Only Kills in Summer
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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The Mafia Only Kills in Summer, 2013

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer: Inspired by real events, this dark comedy tells a clever child’s eye view of what it was like for normal people living under the mafia’s thumb in 1980-90s Palermo, Sicily. 2013. Italy. 90 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Pif.

Borden Painter, Professor Emeritus at Trinity College, will introduce the film.

Italian Film Weekend
The 4th annual Italian Film Weekend celebrates the country’s best of art and culture through food, wine, and cinema!

 

 

Food & Film: Big Night
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Big_Night_1996_005_WEBOur popular food and film pairings continue with a screening of Big Night, one of the great food films of all time (3 pm), followed by dinner in the Museum Cafe (5 pm). Tickets includes film, one complimentary glass of wine, and a sumptuous meal inspired by the film. Cash bar available.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Dinner reservations required by in advance. “Film-ONLY” tickets sold at the door.

Big Night: In this comedic and touching drama, a failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. 1996. USA. 107 min. Rated R. Directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Starring Tony Shalhoub, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver.

Dinner Menu

  • Appetizer: Shrimp risotto
  • Second course: Insalada Tricolore, romaine, radicchio and endive with a balsamic vinaigrette
  • Third course: Timpano with sausage, egg and cheeses
  • Fourth course: Chicken Marsala served with seasonal vegetables
  • Fifth course: Assorted mini Italian pastries

Italian Film Weekend
The 4th annual Italian Film Weekend celebrates the country’s best of art and culture through food, wine, and cinema!

 

 

Film: Long Live Freedom
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Long Live Freedom, 2013

Long Live Freedom: In this chilling black comedy and timely tale, the leader of Italy’s opposition party drops out of sight and is replaced by his bipolar identical twin, fresh from the madhouse. 2013. Italy. 94 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Roberto Andò. Starring Toni Servillo.

Italian Film Weekend
The 4th annual Italian Film Weekend celebrates the country’s best of art and culture through food, wine, and cinema!

 

Mar
29
Sun
Film: The Salt of Life
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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The Salt of Life, 2011

The Salt of Life: Gianni and his mother are back in another comedy about aging. 2011. Italy. 90 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio. Starring Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis.

Joshua King, Visiting Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College, will introduce the film.

After the screening stay for pizza from Vito’s by the Park!

Italian Film Weekend
The 4th annual Italian Film Weekend celebrates the country’s best of art and culture through food, wine, and cinema!

 

Apr
2
Thu
First Thursday: Call of the Wild
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
John Denison Crocker, Home in the Wilderness, 1853, Oil on canvas, American Paintings Purchase Fund, The Krieble Family Fund for American Art, and The Dorothy Clark Archibald and Thomas L. Archibald Fund, 2002.22.1, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

John Denison Crocker, Home in the Wilderness, 1853, Oil on canvas, 2002.22.1

Get back to your roots and join us for a celebration of the natural world. Enjoy live music by The Kenn Morr Band, a 3 in 30 tour of artworks that depict nature, a reading of poems from Daniel Wolff’s The Names of Birds, and more! At 8 pm stay for a screening of the 2014 film Wild.

Presented with Riverwood Poetry.

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 and more!

 

Film: Wild
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Wild, 2014

Wild: The true story of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike, undertaken as a way to take back her life. 2014. USA. 115 min. Rated R. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Reese Witherspoon.

Free with admission to First Thursday: Call of the Wild!

Additional Screening
Sunday, April 5 at 2 pm

 

Apr
5
Sun
Film: Wild
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

wildWild: The true story of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike, undertaken as a way to take back her life. 2014. USA. 115 min. Rated R. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Reese Witherspoon.

Additional Screening
Thursday, April 2 at 8 pm

 

Apr
12
Sun
Film: Annie Hall
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Annie Hall, 1977

Annie Hall: Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. Romantic Comedy. 1977. USA. 97 min. Rated PG. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Diane Keaton, Woody Allen.

Joshua Glick, Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

 

Film: Sophie’s Choice
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Sophie’s Choice, 1982

Sophie’s Choice: In 1947, narrator Stingo, a young writer from the American South, travels to post-WWII Brooklyn. He is befriended by Sophie, a beautiful Polish immigrant, and her lover, Nathan. Based on the bestselling novel by William Styron. 1982. USA. 150 min. Rated R. Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.