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Mar
23
Sat
Film | The Charmer
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Charmer

Irish-American Sean Scully’s work in Sean Scully: Landline—on view from February 23 – May 19, 2019—is influenced by his experience as an immigrant. The Charmer is one of three films dealing with the challenges and dangers facing immigrants and refugees.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

An intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out, he falls in love. Screening in the Hartford Courant Room.

2017. Denmark. 100 min. Not Rated (Adult themes). Subtitles. Directed by Milad Alami. Starring Ardalan Esmaili and Soho Rezanejad.

Image: Still from The Charmer.

Mar
24
Sun
Film | The Charmer
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Charmer

Irish-American Sean Scully’s work in Sean Scully: Landline—on view from February 23 – May 19, 2019—is influenced by his experience as an immigrant. The Charmer is one of three films dealing with the challenges and dangers facing immigrants and refugees.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

An intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out, he falls in love. Screening in the Hartford Courant Room.

2017. Denmark. 100 min. Not Rated (Adult themes). Subtitles. Directed by Milad Alami. Starring Ardalan Esmaili and Soho Rezanejad.

Image: Still from The Charmer.

Mar
30
Sat
Film | Styx
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Styx

Irish-American Sean Scully’s work in Sean Scully: Landline—on view from February 23 – May 19, 2019—is influenced by his experience as an immigrant. Styx is the last of three films dealing with the challenges and dangers facing immigrants and refugees.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

This tense drama depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she is faced with saving a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance.

2018. Germany. 94 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Wolfgang Fischer. Starring Susanne Wolff and Gedion Oduor Wekesa.

Image: Still from Styx.

Mar
31
Sun
Film | Styx
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Styx

Irish-American Sean Scully’s work in Sean Scully: Landline—on view from February 23 – May 19, 2019—is influenced by his experience as an immigrant. Styx is the last of three films dealing with the challenges and dangers facing immigrants and refugees.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

This tense drama depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she is faced with saving a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance.

2018. Germany. 94 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Wolfgang Fischer. Starring Susanne Wolff and Gedion Oduor Wekesa.

Image: Still from Styx.

Apr
1
Mon
Film | A Star is Born
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm
Film | A Star is Born

This remake of the Hollywood classic tells the story of a musician who helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; Free for Film Stars.

2018. USA. 136 min. Rated R. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Film | A Star Is Born
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
Film | A Star Is Born

This remake of the Hollywood classic tells the story of a musician who helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; Free for Film Stars.

2018. USA. 136 min. Rated R. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Apr
13
Sat
Food, Wine, & Film | Crazy Rich Asians
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm
Food, Wine, & Film | Crazy Rich Asians

4pm: Film screening in the Hartford Courant Room
6:15pm: Dinner in Morgan Great Hall catered by Mill Restaurant Group

Film and Dinner: $65; $60 members. Advance reservations are required. Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone.
Admission to film only: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members, Free for Film Stars.

Based on an international bestseller, this romantic comedy follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

2018. USA. 120 min. Rated PG-13. Subtitles. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh.

Image: Still from Crazy Rich Asians.

MENU

Welcome cocktail: Singapore Sling

I | Singapore Hawker Centre Sampler. 
Dumplings, Noodles & Satay.

II | Asian BBQ Short Ribs paired with Fantini Rosé
With vegetable stir-fry & rice.

III | Ginger Breme Brulee. Assorted Hot Tea or Fresh Brewed Coffee.

Apr
20
Sat
Film | The Heiresses
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Heiresses

In collaboration with Out Film CT.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. Their financial situation worsens and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Winner of dozens of awards!

2018. Paraguay. 98 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Marcelo Martinessi. Starring Ana Brun, and Margarita Irun.

Image: Still from The Heiresses (Las Herederas).

Apr
21
Sun
Film | The Heiresses
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Heiresses

In collaboration with Out Film CT.

Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. Their financial situation worsens and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Winner of dozens of awards!

2018. Paraguay. 98 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Marcelo Martinessi. Starring Ana Brun, and Margarita Irun.

Image: Still from The Heiresses (Las Herederas).

Jun
29
Sat
This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

6pm: Cash bar reception
7pm: Talk and Q&A
8:30pm: Book signing and film

In conjunction with Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall, legendary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, actor, visual artist, and art collector John Waters graces our stage. In his inimitable and wonderfully outrageous style, Waters offers observations on life and fame, his perspective on Stonewall, and recollections of his films. His book Mr. Know- It-All (2019) will be available for purchase.

$85; $75 members. Please note, tickets must be purchased online.

Film: Cecil B. Demented

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film. 

2000. USA. 87 min. Rated R. Directed by John Waters. Starring Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Adrian Grenier, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.