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Oct
25
Fri
Film | Sprinter
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Film | Sprinter

Black Film Weekend opening night! Screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

6pm: Cash bar opens
7pm: Film
9pm: Reception with director Storm Saulter

This riveting film tells of a Jamaican teenage sprinter who struggles to find himself while grappling with the fact that his mother left home and migrated to the US to help support the family. Left behind are his alcoholic father and a brother who once was a champion runner, but who has since turned to crime as a way to make a living. The screening will be followed by a reception with director Storm Saulter and actor Dale Elliott. 

2018. Jamaica/US. 114 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Storm Saulter. Starring Lorraine Toussaint, David Alan Grier, Dale Elliott.

Film and Reception: $28; $25 members; free for Film Stars. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Regular film admission applies if attending film only: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger

Oct
26
Sat
Film | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm
Film | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Black Film Weekend screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

Preceded at 3:15pm by a tour of Afrocosmologies. Free with film admission.
 
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller Toni Morrison examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career.  Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders will be present for the screening.
 
 
2019. US. 120 min. Rated PG-13. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Starring Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis.
$10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

 

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger

Film | Harriet
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

harriet-tubman-biopic-here-grab-all-oscars (1)Special Sneak Peek of the film Harriet presented by the Wadsworth at Bow Tie Cinema Palace in Hartford!

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the film tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

2019. USA. 125 min. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring  Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe.

$15 suggested museum donation. Tickets must be purchased online.

 

Oct
27
Sun
Film | Reggae Boyz
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Reggae Boyz

Black Film Weekend screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

Preceded at 1:15pm by a tour of Afrocosmologies. Free with film admission.
Director Till Schauder and producer Sara Nodjoumi will be present for the screening. 

Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to inspire its people by qualifying their national soccer team—the “Reggae Boyz”—for the 2014 World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, a colorful German coach enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with legendary reggae musicians and a Rastafarian factory worker to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch. 

2019. Germany. 75 min. Not Rated. Directed by Till Schauder.
$10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger

Film | To Sleep with Anger
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm
Film | To Sleep with Anger

Black Film Weekend screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

The life of a middle-class family in Los Angeles is disrupted by the arrival of an old friend—played by Danny Glover—from back South. Initially a charming reminder of their past, the visitor soon overstays his welcome and becomes increasingly sinister as the strained household tries to cope.

 

1990. US. 102 min. Rated PG. Directed by Charles Burnett. Starring Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon.
$10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger

Oct
31
Thu
Performance by Adama Delphine Fawundu
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

5pm: Reception and Afrocosmologies exhibition viewing
6pm: Performance

Nature and ritual come together in the visual and performance art of Adama Delphine Fawundu as she explores geography and history. Fawundu’s performance will be accompanied by a viewing of her film the cleanse. Free. 

Nov
9
Sat
Film | If Beale Street Could Talk
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm
Film | If Beale Street Could Talk

Preceded at 1:15pm by a tour of Afrocosmologies. Free with film admission.

In this screen adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, a young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn’t commit.

2018. US. 119 min. Rated R. Directed by Barry Jenkins. Starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King.

Nov
12
Tue
Film | Meredith Monk Retrospective
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


The Wadsworth and the Hartt School present a film retrospective in celebration of Meredith Monk’s legendary artistic life. A guest speaker introduces Monk’s film oeuvre before the screenings. Related events take place on the University of Hartford campus throughout the month. Visit www.hartford.edu/hartt for more information. Free.

Nov
23
Sat
Food & Film | Soul Food
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm
Food & Film | Soul Food

3:15pm: Tour of Afrocosmologies
4pm: Film screening
6pm: Dinner in Morgan Great Hall prepared in consultation with a special guest chef

Matriarch Mama Joe has held her family together for 40 years around a Sunday dinner of soul food. When she is hospitalized, the dinners stop and tensions among her three daughters start to break the family apart. Mama Joe’s grandson plots to reunite the family. 

Tour, film, and dinner: $69; $65 members. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Regular film admission applies for those who only wish to attend the screening: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $8 members; free for Film Stars.

1997. USA. 115 min. Rated R. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long.

Dec
15
Sun
Film | Remember the Night
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

Still from Remember the Night.In this Holiday Comedy Classic a New York district attorney moved to pity by the Christmas season lets a shoplifter out on bail and offers her a ride home to Indiana. Complications ensue along the way. 

1940. USA. 94 min. Not rated. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray. 

Free.