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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
the mafia

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
viva-la-liberta-_film stills winter 2015

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
salt of life

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
wild

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
4
Sat
James Rich in Concert
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
james rich

James Rich

Following a sold-out performance at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, Hartford’s own James Rich brings his romantic concert, When I Think About Love, home.

Tickets and more information.

Doors open 6 pm. Music starts 7 pm.

 

Apr
5
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Carol Daggs Trio
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Carol Daggs Trio! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

 

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