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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
27
Fri
Tour: Highlights
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

RESCHEDULED: Teen Night & Open Mic
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled to Friday, May 8.

Click here for more info.

 

 

Mar
28
Sat
Tour: Contemporary Art
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Contemporary installation views 2-6-15 011

Contemporary Art, Hilles Gallery

Join a museum docent for a tour of the newly reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

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!

 

 

Tour: Highlights
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

Tour: Coney Island
Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

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
Tour: Contemporary Art
Mar 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Contemporary installation views 2-6-15 011

Contemporary Art, Hilles Gallery

Join a museum docent for a tour of the newly reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.