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Admission: $10
Seniors (62+) & Students with ID: $9
Members: $7
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2018 Autumn Film Program

Dec
30
Sun
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Joyeux Noel
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Joyeux Noel

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

JOYEUX NOEL
Based on a true story, the film is set in December of 1914, when an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other’s way of life. Uplifting.
2005. France. 116 min. Rated PG-13. Directed by Christian Carion.

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Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Jan
5
Sat
Film | Red
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Red

Preceded by a 1:15pm Focus Tour, included with film admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members.

Under the watchful gaze of Ken, his young assistant—and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists—American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work of art for an extraordinary setting. This is the plot of Red, a production which won six Tony Awards, including Best Play. Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as Rothko.

2018. UK. 90 minutes. (Taped Production). Not Rated. Directed by Michael Grandage. Starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch.

Image: Still from Red. Photograph by Johan Persson.

Jan
6
Sun
Film | Red
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Red

Preceded by a 1:15pm Focus Tour, included with film admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members.

Under the watchful gaze of Ken, his young assistant—and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists—American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work of art for an extraordinary setting. This is the plot of Red, a production which won six Tony Awards, including Best Play. Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as Rothko.

2018. UK. 90 minutes. (Taped Production). Not Rated. Directed by Michael Grandage. Starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch.

Image: Still from Red. Photograph by Johan Persson.

Jan
11
Fri
Film | The Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros)
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros)

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members.

In this French farce, set in 1809, Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer up the bride-to-be, but it all goes south when Neuville reappears. 

2018. France. 90 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Laurent Tirard. Starring Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, and Noémie Merlant.

Image: Still from The Return of the Hero.

Jan
12
Sat
Film | The Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros)
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros)

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members.

In this French farce, set in 1809, Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer up the bride-to-be, but it all goes south when Neuville reappears. 

2018. France. 90 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Laurent Tirard. Starring Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, and Noémie Merlant.

Image: Still from The Return of the Hero.

Jan
13
Sun
Film | The Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros)
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros)

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members.

In this French farce, set in 1809, Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer up the bride-to-be, but it all goes south when Neuville reappears. 

2018. France. 90 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Laurent Tirard. Starring Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, and Noémie Merlant.

Image: Still from The Return of the Hero.

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.

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.

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.

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.