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Jan
18
Fri
Film | Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Film | Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Producer Sandra Warren and Tom Reney, music consultant on the film, will be present!
In collaboration with the Hartford Jazz Society. 

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

An exploration of the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white teen-age harmonica player from Chicago’s south side, Paul learned from the original Black masters who performed nightly in his neighborhood. Muddy Waters, who was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, shared his wisdom and expertise with the young protégé. No blues lover should miss this documentary!

2017. USA. 104 min. Not Rated. Directed by John Anderson.

Image: Still from Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story.

Jan
19
Sat
Food & Film | Tea with the Dames
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Food & Film | Tea with the Dames

1:30pm: Tea Party
2:30pm: Tea with the Dames

Tea Party and film: $20; $17 members. Advance reservations are required. Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone.
Admission to film only: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members. Film only tickets are sold at the door.

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dames Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight.

2018. UK. 84 min. Not Rated. Directed by Roger Michel. Starring Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith.

Image: Still from Tea with the Dames.

Jan
25
Fri
Film | The Third Wife
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Third Wife

Special Sneak Preview! In collaboration with Out Film CT.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

14-year-old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner in 19th century Vietnam. May soon learns about seduction and sex, as well as the strict hierarchy of the estate from the other two wives. Gorgeously shot! Award-winning!

2018. Vietnam. 96 min. Not Rated (adult themes). Subtitles. Directed by Ash Mayfair. Starring Long Le Vu and Mai Thu Huong Maya.

Image: Still from The Third Wife.

Jan
26
Sat
Film | The Third Wife
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Third Wife

Special Sneak Preview! In collaboration with Out Film CT.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

14-year-old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner in 19th century Vietnam. May soon learns about seduction and sex, as well as the strict hierarchy of the estate from the other two wives. Gorgeously shot! Award-winning!

2018. Vietnam. 96 min. Not Rated (adult themes). Subtitles. Directed by Ash Mayfair. Starring Long Le Vu and Mai Thu Huong Maya.

Image: Still from The Third Wife.

Jan
27
Sun
Film | The Third Wife
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Third Wife

Special Sneak Preview! In collaboration with Out Film CT.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

14-year-old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner in 19th century Vietnam. May soon learns about seduction and sex, as well as the strict hierarchy of the estate from the other two wives. Gorgeously shot! Award-winning!

2018. Vietnam. 96 min. Not Rated (adult themes). Subtitles. Directed by Ash Mayfair. Starring Long Le Vu and Mai Thu Huong Maya.

Image: Still from The Third Wife.

Feb
2
Sat
Food, Wine & Film | The Trip
Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm
Food, Wine & Film | The Trip

4:30pm: The Trip
6:15pm: Dinner and Wine-Tasting in the Untitled Bistro catered by the Mill Restaurant Group.

Film and wine-tasting dinner: $65; $60 members. Advance reservations are required. Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone.
Admission to film only: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members. Film only tickets sold at door. 

The Trip
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer newspaper to tour England’s finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him, he asks his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. Brydon bids farewell to his wife and child, and the two set off on their adventure. Comedic drama.

UK. 102 min. Not Rated. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

Image: Still from The Trip.

Feb
7
Thu
Film | A Star is Born
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
Film | A Star is Born

Film included with Art After Dark admission: $10; $5 members.

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

2018. USA. 136 min. Rated R. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliot.

Image: Still from A Star is Born.

Feb
9
Sat
Film | BlacKkKlansman
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
Film | BlacKkKlansman

In collaboration with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members, free for Film Stars.

It’s the early 1970s and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Based on a true story.

2018. USA. 135 min. Rated R. Directed by Spike Lee. Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.

Image: Still from BlacKkKlansman.

Feb
15
Fri
Film | Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden

Back by popular demand!
The museum’s Schiele watercolor, Portrait of Dr. X, will be on view in the theater lobby before and after the screenings.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

This biopic explores the short life of Viennese artist Egon Schiele, who was one of the most provocative artists working in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work were controversial and driven by women. In the film, we meet two women who had a lasting impact on the artist: his sister and first muse, Gerti, and Wally—considered by many to be his one true love—who is immortalized in his painting Death and the Maiden. Also portrayed is Schiele’s relationship with Gustav Klimt.

2016. Austria. 110 min. Not Rated (adult themes and nudity). Subtitles. Directed by Dieter Berner. Starring Noah Saavedra, and Maresi Riegner.

Image: Still from Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden.

Feb
16
Sat
Film | Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden

Back by popular demand!
The museum’s Schiele watercolor, Portrait of Dr. X, will be on view in the theater lobby before and after the screenings.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

This biopic explores the short life of Viennese artist Egon Schiele, who was one of the most provocative artists working in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work were controversial and driven by women. In the film, we meet two women who had a lasting impact on the artist: his sister and first muse, Gerti, and Wally—considered by many to be his one true love—who is immortalized in his painting Death and the Maiden. Also portrayed is Schiele’s relationship with Gustav Klimt.

2016. Austria. 110 min. Not Rated (adult themes and nudity). Subtitles. Directed by Dieter Berner. Starring Noah Saavedra, and Maresi Riegner.

Image: Still from Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden.