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

Mar
25
Sat
Food & Film: Tampopo
Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm
Food & Film: Tampopo

Food & Film: Tampopo
3:30 pm Film | 6 pm Dinner

Enjoy a screening of the Japanese comedy Tampopo, followed by dinner in the Museum Café.

Tampopo
In this madcap, sexy, and satirical celebration of food, two Japanese truck drivers help a restaurant owner learn how to cook great noodles.

1985. Japan. 114 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Jûzô Itami. Starring Ken Watanabe. Click to watch the trailer.

Dinner Menu:
Family Style
Steamed Edamame with Sea Salt
Sushi and Mahi Rolls served with Ponzu, Pickled Ginger, Ginger Soy, Wasabi Paste
Shrimp and Veg Tempura with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce

Served Courses
Mixed Green Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Agedashi Tofu-Fried Tofu with Daikon Radish, Soy, Mirin
Tonkotsu Ramen- Roasted Pork Belly, Broth, Scallions, Bean Sprouts

Green Tea Ice Cream

Complimentary Sake

Available at the Bar
Green “tinis”
Japanese beer

Tickets
$60/$55 for members, includes the film and dinner.

Regular film prices apply if not attending the dinner; film-only tickets are available at the door.

 

Mar
26
Sun
Interfaith Film Series: Divided We Fall
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
Interfaith Film Series: Divided We Fall

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.

Divided We Fall
(Musíme si pomáhat)
In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agrees to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.

2000. Czech Republic. 117 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Jan Hrebejk. Click to watch the trailer.

Guest Speakers:

Stuart Abrams is a teacher of Genocide Studies, Psychology, History, and Human Rights Education at Avon High School.  In addition to being named the Teacher of the Year in the Avon School District in 2009-2010, Stuart Abrams is a winner of several prestigious fellowships in Holocaust Education. He has been recognized by the Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Polish Government as well as the Voices of Hope, a group of Holocaust Survivors in Connecticut. In 2015, Mr. Abrams was selected as the Co-Chair to help launch a new statewide organization, The Connecticut Human Rights Partnership.

Kevin J. Callahan, Ph.D. is Professor of History at the University of Saint Joseph and recent President of Peace History Society.  His teaching repertoire includes courses on the history of central Europe such as Holocaust and Film and Politics and Culture of 1900 Vienna.  He is co-editor of a book on French national identity and author of a book that examines how pre-World War I European socialism through its demonstration culture expanded democratic citizenship and innovated in modern political communication.

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

 

Apr
2
Sun
Interfaith Film Series: Bombay
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm

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.

Bombay
(Bumbai)
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

1995. India. 130 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Mani Ratnam. Click to watch the trailer.

Guest Speakers:

Azra Hussain is an artist, educator and film enthusiast who studied economics and art history at a Midwestern State University. Her extensive volunteer work at three public schools has earned her recognition as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year from her school district. A creative jewelry designer, Azra Hussain has exhibited her own line of jewelry work at prestigious art locations such as the Guilford Art Gallery and Spectrum Art Gallery in Essex. Azra’s Hussain’s unique perspective on the film Bombay is rooted in her Islamic faith as well as in her earlier upbringing in India. Having been a witness to the communal violence and riots that had erupted in India during the later part of 1992 and early 1993, Azra Hussain provides her insight into the nature of this civil unrest, which is the backdrop of the movie, Bombay.

Prakash Kashwan (Ph.D., 2011, Indiana University, Bloomington) is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His research and scholarship focuses on international environmental policy and politics, land rights conflicts related to forest and wildlife conservation, institutional analysis, and more recently, on the politics of India’s development trajectory. He is the author of the recently published Oxford University Press book, Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico In addition to writing for several academic journals, Prakash has also written for the Washington Post and India’s Economic and Political Weekly. He is especially interested in engaging with the non-academic audiences interested in questions of environment, politics, and development.

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

 

Apr
12
Wed
Shaping Social Change: Loving
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm
Shaping Social Change: Loving

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.

Loving
The true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle ending at the US Supreme Court.

2016. USA. 123 min. Rated PG-13. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. 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
Thursday, March 16: Moonlight
Wednesday, April 12: Loving
Sunday, April 16: The Loving Story

 

Apr
16
Sun
Shaping Social Change: The Loving Story
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm
Shaping Social Change: The Loving Story

Film Series: Shaping Social Change
2pm

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

The Loving Story
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving—set during the turbulent Civil Rights era—about whom the film Loving is based.

2011. USA. 77 Min. Not Rated. Directed by Nancy Buirski. 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
Thursday, March 16: Moonlight
Wednesday, April 12: Loving
Sunday, April 16: The Loving Story

 

Apr
29
Sat
Film: The Artist’s Garden
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism

This documentary features the exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

2017. UK. 85 min. Not Rated. Directed by Phil Grabsky and narrated by Gillian Anderson.

Tickets:
$10
$8 members

All Showtimes:
Saturday, April 29 at 2pm
Sunday, April 30 at 2pm

Apr
30
Sun
Film: The Artist’s Garden
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism

This documentary features the exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

2017. UK. 85 min. Not Rated. Directed by Phil Grabsky and narrated by Gillian Anderson.

Tickets:
$10
$8 members

All Showtimes:
Saturday, April 29 at 2pm
Sunday, April 30 at 2pm

May
4
Thu
6th Annual Italian Film Weekend
May 4 – May 7 all-day

6th Annual Italian Film Weekend
All Roads Lead to Rome

Explore the beautiful landscapes, countryside, and urban centers of Italy as depicted on film.

Showtimes and pricing coming soon!

 

6th Annual Italian Film Weekend is supported by UNICO, and co-sponsored by Peppercorn’s Grill and the Museum Café.