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We’re excited for this summer’s film series! We’re mixing the old with the new; showing 1930s films outside in our Gengras Courtyard, and showing a series of recent films surrounding the theme of duplicity. Join us on June 21st for a talk with Polly Bergen and Rex Reed, it will be an evening you don’t want to miss. The 1930s films are part of our Movies and Music Under the Stars program, where we’ll have supper for sale and live music starting at 6pm, and then will show the film of the evening at sunset. Our duplicity series features films with protagonists who are guarding secrets, all for different motivations. We hope to see you this summer at the movies!

 

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Thursday, June 6 at 8pm

This cult comedy tells the tale of King Arthur and his knights who embark on a hilarious search for the Holy Grail.

1975. UK. 90 min. Rated PG. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.
Free with First Thursday admission.

 

Film & Talk: Polly Bergen – Her Movies and Memorable Moments
Friday, June 21 at 6pm

Join us for a special evening with award-winning actress, singer, and entrepreneur Polly Bergen and longtime friend, renowned film critic/writer Rex Reed.  In a candid conversation, Mr. Reed will interview Ms. Bergen about her films, her passions and the challenges of being a woman during the Hollywood hey days followed by a screening of Ms. Bergen’s film, Cape Fear.

6pm – Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
7pm – Onstage conversation between Polly Bergen and Rex Reed
8pm — Film screening: Cape Fear

Tickets available online, in person or by calling (860) 838-4100 during museum hours.

Admission: $15
Seniors and Students: $13
Members: $12
Insider Access: $5

CAPE FEAR

In this classic psychological thriller, a sadistic ex-con is determined to stalk and terrify the loving family of the small-town lawyer who put him in jail years earlier.

1962. USA. 106 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by J. Lee Thompson. Starring Polly Bergen, Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum.

“Cape Fear is a technical and stylistic masterpiece that is not without subtlety.” Chris Hughes

 

RENOIR
Thursday, June 27 at 7pm
Saturday, June 29 at 2pm* and 7pm
Sunday, June 30 at 2pm*

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir — son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste — returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.

2012. France. 111 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Gilles Bourdos. Hartford premiere.

*A talk about the museum painting Madame Renoir by Pierre-Auguste Renoir will take place in the Hilles Gallery at 12:30pm on June 29 and 30.

 

ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (LES ÉMOTIFS ANONYMES )
Thursday, July 11 at 7pm
Saturday, July 13 at 7pm
Sunday, July 14 at 2pm

In this charming comedy, the phobic boss of a chocolate factory begins to fall for his new hire, who also has neurosis of her own.

2010. France. 80 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Jean-Pierre Améris. Hartford Premiere.

Double feature with Habana Eva (see description below), two movies for the price of one!

 

HABANA EVA
Thursday, July 11 at 8:30pm
Saturday, July 13 at 8:30pm
Sunday, July 14 at 3:30pm

A young seamstress in Havana with a dream of becoming a fashion designer, has to choose between the two men she loves – a suave foreign photographer, or her loyal but laid back Cuban boyfriend who promises to build her a home one day.

2010. Cuba. 106 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Comedy. Directed by Fina Torres.

Double feature with Romantics Anonymous (see description above), two movies for the price of one!

 

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
On six Fridays during July and August, a summer supper (a la carte menu) and live music will be presented in Gengras Courtyard, followed by a classic comedy from the 1930’s.

THE THIN MAN
Friday, July 12 at sunset. Supper and live music begins at 6pm.

Nick and Nora Charles play a veteran detective and wife team in this screwball comedy that combines murder, mystery and humor.

1934. USA. 91 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

 

KOCH
Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm

Documentary. Three-time New York City Mayor Ed Koch was combative, funny, and blunt. He was also intensely private. The documentary gives us a contemporary history of the world’s greatest city, and an intimate portrait of the 86-year old former mayor.

*Director Neil Barsky will be in attendance.*

2012. USA.  100 min. Not Rated. Directed by Neil Barsky. Hartford premiere.

 

7 BOXES (7 CAJAS)
Thursday, July 18 at 7pm
Saturday, July 20 at 7pm
Sunday, July 21 at 2pm

In this action thriller set in a busy marketplace in Asunción, a scrappy and bright 17-year old who dreams of fame, agrees to transport — in exchange for cash — 7 boxes without knowing the contents. His cargo sets off a harrowing chase through the streets and alleys of the marketplace.

2012. Paraguay. 100 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia & Tana Schembori. Winner of several film festival awards. Hartford premiere.

 

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
On six Fridays during July and August, a summer supper (a la carte menu) and live music will be presented in Gengras Courtyard, followed by a classic comedy from the 1930’s.

AFTER THE THIN MAN
Friday, July 19 at sunset. Supper and live music begin at 6pm.

Nick and Nora investigate the case of a missing man and a murder related to Nora’s family.

1936. USA. 112 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by W.S. Dyke.

 

BARBARA
Thursday, July 25 at 7pm
Saturday, July 27 at 7pm
Sunday, July 28 at 2pm

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good natured clinic head. She snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day, but despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that sheds light on her dreams and the people around her.

2012. Germany. 105 min. Rated PG-13. Subtitles. Directed by Christian Petzold. Winner of several awards. Hartford premiere.

 

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
On six Fridays during July and August, a summer supper (a la carte menu) and live music will be presented in Gengras Courtyard, followed by a classic comedy from the 1930’s.

ANOTHER THIN MAN
Friday, July 26 at sunset. Supper and live music begin at 6pm.

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out.

1939. USA. 103 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke.

 

SING YOUR SONG
Thursday, August 1 at 8pm

Documentary. Combining home movies, newsreel clippings and interviews with a host of celebrities, Sing Your Song explores the extraordinary career and dynamic political activism of Harry Belafonte.

2011. USA. 103 min. Not Rated. Directed by Susanne Rostock.
Free with First Thursday admission.

 

LAURENCE ANYWAYS
Thursday, August 8 at 7pm
Saturday, August 10 at 7pm
Sunday, August 11 at 2pm

The film tells the story of an impossible love between a woman and a man who reveals his inner desire to become his true self: a woman. Set during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the story spans a decade, chronicling the deep love they share as a couple, as well as the trials and tribulations they each face.

2012. Canada. 168 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Xavier Dolan. Winner of several awards. Hartford premiere.

 

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
On six Fridays during July and August, a summer supper (a la carte menu) and live music will be presented in Gengras Courtyard, followed by a classic comedy from the 1930’s.

TOP HAT
Friday, August 9 at sunset. Supper and live music begin at 6pm.

An American dancer in Britain falls for a model who wants nothing to do with him.

1935. USA. 94 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Mark Sandrich. Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

 

WATCHTOWER (Gözetleme Kulesi)
Thursday, August 15 at 7pm
Saturday, August 17 at 7pm
Sunday, August 18 at 2pm

A man and a woman each seek refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, dark secrets are revealed. Will the healing begin?

2012. Turkey. 100 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Pelen Esmer. Award-winning. Hartford premiere.

 

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
On six Fridays during July and August, a summer supper (a la carte menu) and live music will be presented in Gengras Courtyard, followed by a classic comedy from the 1930’s.

SWING TIME
Friday, August 16 at sunset. Supper and live music begin at 6pm.

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

1936. USA. 109 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by George Stevens.

 

KEY OF LIFE
Thursday, August 22 at 7pm
Saturday, August 24 at 7pm
Sunday, August 25 at 2pm

In the comedic caper, a failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house — only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.

2012. Japan. 128 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Winner of several awards.

 

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
On six Fridays during July and August, a summer supper (a la carte menu) and live music will be presented in Gengras Courtyard, followed by a classic comedy from the 1930’s.

SHALL WE DANCE
Friday, August 23 at sunset. Supper and live music begin at 6pm.

A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they’re already married.

1937. USA. 109 min. Not Rated. Directed by Mark Sandrich.

 

 

 

Titles are subject to change. Please call (860) 838-4142 or visit www.thewadsworth.org for an updated listing.

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