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Feb
26
Sun
Film: Creepy
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Creepy

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Creepy
(Kurîpî: Itsuwari No Rinjin)
A former detective, who is now a university lecturer on crime, begins to suspect his neighbor is a murderer.

2016. Japan. 130 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Click to watch the trailer.

All Showtimes:
Saturday, February 25 at 2pm
Sunday, February 26 at 2pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Mar
2
Thu
Film: Sweet Bean
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Film: Sweet Bean

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Sweet Bean
(An)
The introverted manager/baker at a pancake stall meets an eccentric but sympathetic 76 year-old woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which leads to a friendship with both the woman and a lonely schoolgirl. The three “outsiders” form a bond that is about much more than just food.

2015. Japan. 113 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Click to watch the trailer.

All Showtimes:
Thursday, March 2 at 7pm*
Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Sunday, March 5 at 2pm

*Arrive early and visit the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Izakaya—our Pop-Up Sake Bar!—before this screening!

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Mar
4
Sat
Film: Sweet Bean
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Sweet Bean

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Sweet Bean
(An)
The introverted manager/baker at a pancake stall meets an eccentric but sympathetic 76 year-old woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which leads to a friendship with both the woman and a lonely schoolgirl. The three “outsiders” form a bond that is about much more than just food.

2015. Japan. 113 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Click to watch the trailer.

All Showtimes:
Thursday, March 2 at 7pm*
Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Sunday, March 5 at 2pm

*Arrive early and visit the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Izakaya—our Pop-Up Sake Bar!—before this screening!

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Mar
5
Sun
Film: Sweet Bean
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Sweet Bean

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Sweet Bean
(An)
The introverted manager/baker at a pancake stall meets an eccentric but sympathetic 76 year-old woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which leads to a friendship with both the woman and a lonely schoolgirl. The three “outsiders” form a bond that is about much more than just food.

2015. Japan. 113 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Click to watch the trailer.

All Showtimes:
Thursday, March 2 at 7pm*
Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Sunday, March 5 at 2pm

*Arrive early and visit the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Izakaya—our Pop-Up Sake Bar!—before this screening!

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Mar
11
Sat
2 for 1 Films: A Geisha & The Sea is Watching
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm
2 for 1 Films: A Geisha & The Sea is Watching

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Enjoy two films for the price of one! A Geisha screens at 2pm, followed by The Sea is Watching at 4pm.

A Geisha
(Gion Bayashi)
Sixteen year-old Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion, in Kyoto, asking to become her “maiko,” or apprentice.

1953. Japan. 85 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Click to watch the trailer.

The Sea is Watching
(Umi Wa Miteita)
Set in a 19th century brothel, a prostitute gives refuge to a disgraced samurai and then begins to fall in love with him.

2002. Japan. 122 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Written by Akira Kurosawa. Directed by Kei Kumai.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

 

Mar
12
Sun
Film: Memoirs of a Geisha
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Memoirs of a Geisha

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Memoirs of a Geisha
A woman reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha. This beautifully shot, multi award-winning film is based on the novel by Arthur Golden.

2005. USA. 145 min. Rated PG-13. English and Subtitles. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Michelle Yeoh and Ken Watanabe. Click to watch the trailer.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Mar
15
Wed
Shaping Social Change: Moonlight
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm
Shaping Social Change: Moonlight

Film Series: Shaping Social Change
6:30pm Talk
7pm Film Screening

Presented in partnership with The Mark Twain House & Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Moonlight
This film chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood.

2016. USA. 111 min. Rated R. Directed by Barry Kenkins. Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, and Duan Sanderson. Click to watch the trailer.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Full Series:
Wednesday, February 22: The Birth of a Nation
Wednesday, March 15: Moonlight
Wednesday, April 12: Loving
Sunday, April 16: The Loving Story

 

Mar
18
Sat
2 for 1 Films: Sisters of the Gion & The Life of Oharu
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
2 for 1 Films: Sisters of the Gion & The Life of Oharu

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Enjoy two films for the price of one! Sisters of the Gion screens at 2pm, followed by The Life of Oharu at 3:45pm.

Sisters of the Gion
(Gion No Shimai)
Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sets up various schemes to get rid of him.

1936. Japan. 95 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.

 

The Life of Oharu
(Saikaku Ichidai Onna)
Oharu falls in love with a man below her station and shames her family. She fights for dignity and survival, despite the cruelty of society.

1952. Japan. 133 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Mar
19
Sun
Interfaith Film Series: The Innocents
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm
Interfaith Film Series: The Innocents

The 4th Annual Interfaith Film Series: Faith in Times of Conflict
Co-presented by the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Each program includes a guest speaker, film screening, and post-film Q&A.

The Innocents
(Les Innocents)
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor sent to assist the survivors of German camps discovers several nuns in advanced stages of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

2016. France. 115 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Anne Fontaine. Click to watch the trailer.

Guest Speakers:

Richard Alleva has been Commonweal’s film critic for the last 25 years. His articles have appeared in Image: A Journal of Religion and the Arts, The Best American Film Writing of 1999, edited by Peter Bogdanovich, and Commonweal Confronts the Century: Liberal Convictions, Catholic Tradition.

Miriam Therese Winter, Ph.D., a Medical Mission Sister, is a professor at Hartford Seminary where she directs the Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and the Women’s Leadership Institute. She has published a number of award-winning books, and her many sacred folk songs are used by Christian denominations all around the world.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Full Series:
Sunday, March 19: The Innocents
Sunday, March 26: Divided We Fall
Sunday, April 2: Bombay

 

Mar
21
Tue
An Evening with Whit Stillman
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm
An Evening with Whit Stillman

John Whitney “Whit” Stillman is an Academy Award-winning American writer-director. He has written and directed several comedies of manners, including: Metropolitan, Barcelona, and most recently Love and Friendship.

6pm | Reception
6:30pm | Onstage conversation with Whit Stillman
7pm | Film screening: Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship
In this witty comedic period drama based on Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, she is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and for herself.

2016. USA. 92 min. Rated PG. Starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny. Click to watch the trailer.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets will be available for purchase online until 11:59pm on March 20; any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.