Jul
25
Fri
Movies & Music: Ninotchka
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ninotchka-329200_webMovies & Music: Ninotchka: In this comedy, a hardcore Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is trained to detest. 1939. USA. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas.

5:30 pm   Dinner and music by June Bisantz and Friends
8:15 pm   Film, Ninotchka

Members receive FREE admission and one free drink. Regular film admission prices apply to non-members.

Not a member? Join now!

MOVIES & MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: On Friday evenings in July and August join us for live music, food, and a classic film under the stars outside in Gengras Court!

July 11 - The Thin Man Goes Home
July 18 - Song of the Thin Man
August 1Bombshell
August 15Ecstasy
August 22Desire

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Jul
26
Sat
Film: My Sweet Pepper Land
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MySweetPepperLandFilm: My Sweet Pepper Land: Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small, but dangerous valley at the borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. 2013. Iraq. 100 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Hiner Saleeem. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
Sunday, July 27 at 2pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Jul
27
Sun
Film: My Sweet Pepper Land
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MySweetPepperLandFilm: My Sweet Pepper Land: Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small, but dangerous valley at the borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. 2013. Iraq. 100 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Hiner Saleeem. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
Saturday, July 26 at 7pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Jul
31
Thu
Film: Of Horses and Men
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Of Horses and MenFilm: Of Horses and Men: A quirky comedic drama about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. 2013. Iceland. 81 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. Hartford Premiere.

Immediately following stay for a screening of Lovely Louise.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, August 2 at 7pm
Sunday, August 3 at 2pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Film: Lovely Louise
Jul 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

lovely louiseFilm: Lovely Louise: In this comedic drama, a 55 year-old man leads a boring life with his 80 year-old mother, who tells him she gave up her Hollywood acting career to raise him. Their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of an American. 2013. Germany. 91 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Bettina Oberli. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, August 2 at 8:30pm
Sunday, August 3 at 3:30pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Aug
1
Fri
Movies & Music: Bombshell
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Bombshell_1933_19_webMovies & Music: Bombshell: In this comedic drama sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby and other schemes – which all go awry. 1933. USA. 96 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Jean Harlow.

5:30 pm   Dinner and music by Criollo Clasico
8:15 pm    Film, Bombshell

Members receive FREE admission and one free drink. Regular film admission prices apply to non-members.

Not a member? Join now!

MOVIES & MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: On Friday evenings in July and August join us for live music, food, and a classic film under the stars outside in Gengras Court!

July 11 - The Thin Man Goes Home
July 18 - Song of the Thin Man
July 25 – Ninotchka
August 15Ecstasy
August 22Desire

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Aug
2
Sat
Film: Of Horses and Men
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Of Horses and MenFilm: Of Horses and Men: A quirky comedic drama about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. 2013. Iceland. 81 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Sunday, August 3 at 2pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Film: Lovely Louise
Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

lovely louiseFilm: Lovely Louise: In this comedic drama, a 55 year-old man leads a boring life with his 80 year-old mother, who tells him she gave up her Hollywood acting career to raise him. Their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of an American. 2013. Germany. 91 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Bettina Oberli. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Sunday, August 3 at 3:30pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Aug
3
Sun
Film: Of Horses and Men
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Of Horses and MenFilm: Of Horses and Men: A quirky comedic drama about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. 2013. Iceland. 81 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Saturday, August 2 at 7pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Film: Lovely Louise
Aug 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

lovely louiseFilm: Lovely Louise: In this comedic drama, a 55 year-old man leads a boring life with his 80 year-old mother, who tells him she gave up her Hollywood acting career to raise him. Their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of an American. 2013. Germany. 91 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Bettina Oberli. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Saturday, August 2 at 8:30pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Aug
7
Thu
First Thursday Block Party: Caribbean Festival
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday Caribbean block partyFirst Thursday Block Party: Caribbean Festival: Don’t miss our final block party of the summer!

  • De 4 AhWee Steel Band from 5 – 6 pm
  • Amandla Reggae Band from 6 – 9 pm
  • Stilt walkers – Mike Mohammed & Son
  • Performances by the Caribbean American Dance Company at 5:30 and 6:30 pm
  • Body art by Amazing Face Art
  • Costume parade at 7 pm by the Connecticut International Culture Carnival Association
  • Dominoes
  • Hands on art activity outside from 5 – 8 pm: make your own costume pieces
  • Complimentary food and cash bar
  • Film at 8 pm, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Facebook event here.

Wear the color YELLOW for free admission!

First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more! View photos from our previous First Thursday Block Party, which took place June 5, 2014.

This event is presented with The Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival.  First Thursdays After Hours are supported by funding from the Connecticut Office of Tourism.

Aug
9
Sat
Second Saturdays: Land & Sky
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ruben Ochoa, Darkening Sky, 2014, acrylic house paint and dirt on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Ruben Ochoa, Darkening Sky, 2014, acrylic house paint and dirt on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Second Saturdays: Land & Sky: Inspired by Ruben Ochoa / MATRIX 169: Cloudless Day, make your own earth and skyscapes while listening to Latin and classical guitar by Lorena Garay. View photographs by students participating in the Greater Hartford Arts Council‘s Neighborhood Studios program hosted by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

SCHEDULE OF FREE ACTIVITIES

10am – 1pm: Earth and Sky
Create an earth and skyscape using mixed media. Avery Court

10:30 – 11am: ABCs: Art, Books, Connections Tour
Make connections between art and stories during this docent-led tour for young children and accompanying adults. Meet at Information Desk

11am – 12pm: Ask About Art
Talk to a docent about Ruben Ochoa’s art. MATRIX Gallery

11:30am – 12pm: Eyes on Art Family Tour
Explore land and sky in art during this docent-led tour for all ages. Meet at Information Desk 

12 – 1pm: SNAP! Photography Exhibition
Stop in and talk to student participants about their photography and the Neighborhood Studios Program. Hartford Courant Room

Facebook event here.

About Second Saturdays for Families
Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Aug
14
Thu
Film: Tangerines
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TangerinesFilm: Tangerines: A witty and touching story about two men who stay behind in the their war-torn village to sell the crop of tangerines. 2013. Estonia/Georgia. 87 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Zaza Urushadze. Hartford Premiere.

Immediately followed by a screening of In Bloom.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, August 16 at 7pm
Sunday, August 17 at 2pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Film: In Bloom
Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

in bloomFilm: In Bloom: Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992, friends Eka and Natia work hard to escape societal customs and their turbulent family lives. Winner of dozens of awards. 2013. Georgia. 102 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, August 16 at 8:30pm
Sunday, August 17 at 3:30pm

Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

From Our Collection

Pollock, 1949 Riley, 1964 Marshall, 1992 1836, Cole
 

Hours & Admission

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5