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Admission: $9
Seniors (62+) & Students with ID: $8
Members: $7
Insider Access Members: Free

Feb
22
Wed
Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm
Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation

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.

The Birth of a Nation
Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

2016. USA. 120 min. Rated R. Directed by Nate Parker. Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, and Penelope Ann Miller. Click to watch the trailer.

Guest Speaker:
Patricia Thomas Camp began her career as a public school teacher, and has continued to teach throughout her life. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston and a Master’s in Education from the University of Houston. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, she served as executive director of the Cook County Bar Association’s pro bono legal aid program, providing free legal representation to residents of 135 municipalities including Chicago. Ms. Thomas Camp practiced law for 19 years, including criminal, family and corporate law, and also served as a juvenile court magistrate. Her work in Connecticut has focused on the homeless, legal services, and the concerns of Hartford’s North End.  She was appointed to the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles as a part-time member in October 2014 and as a full-time member in 2016.

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

 

Feb
25
Sat
Film: Creepy
Feb 25 @ 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.

 

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.