Current Schedule

Mar
7
Sat
WILD
Mar 7 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

(US, 2014) Directed by Jean-Marc VallÈe. Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman.

Cheryl Strayed, damaged by the too-early death of her mother, and her own rash detours with heroin and infidelity, undertook an awesome quest: a solo hike of the 1100 mile long Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Strayed survived the hike and wrote a memoir (Wild) about her journey, inspiring an army of readers across the country. Thrilled to find a story about a woman’s solo search for understanding, Reese Witherspoon produced the film, and gives a gritty, emotional performance that won her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. From the deserts of southern California to the forests of Oregon, Wild is gorgeous to look at, and a joy to watch.

“for most of Wild, we’re alone with Cheryl’s stark aloneness… and that’s a fine place to be, thanks to Hornby’s spare, witty screenplay and Witherspoon’s astringent performance.” Dana Stevens, Slate

119 min.

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WILD
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(US, 2014) Directed by Jean-Marc VallÈe. Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman.

Cheryl Strayed, damaged by the too-early death of her mother, and her own rash detours with heroin and infidelity, undertook an awesome quest: a solo hike of the 1100 mile long Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Strayed survived the hike and wrote a memoir (Wild) about her journey, inspiring an army of readers across the country. Thrilled to find a story about a woman’s solo search for understanding, Reese Witherspoon produced the film, and gives a gritty, emotional performance that won her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. From the deserts of southern California to the forests of Oregon, Wild is gorgeous to look at, and a joy to watch.

“for most of Wild, we’re alone with Cheryl’s stark aloneness… and that’s a fine place to be, thanks to Hornby’s spare, witty screenplay and Witherspoon’s astringent performance.” Dana Stevens, Slate

119 min.

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Mar
8
Sun
THE BOLSHOI BALLET: ROMEO AND JULIET
Mar 8 @ 12:55 pm – 12:55 pm

(Russia, 2013) Music Sergei Prokofiev Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organize a masked ball in honor of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realize they belong to rival families. William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favorite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets. Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.

Ballet recorded live on May 12th, 2013
2 hours, 15 min.with one intermission.

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Sneak Preview THE HUNTING GROUND
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

(2015) Produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.

The Women & Gender Resource Action Center at Trinity College presents a sneak preview of an important new movie about the dangers of rape culture on college campuses, and how to change it. While the Department of Education is currently investigating 90 colleges for their handling of sexual assault complaints, the film focuses closely on Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Arizona State, UC Davis, USC, Swarthmore College, George Mason, Amherst College, Brandeis and Occidental College, and Florida State – where a student accused of sexual assault (and never charged) remains a prime candidate for the NFL draft this spring. Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War) also showcase Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back, sharing their knowledge among a growing network of young women who will no longer be silent. “Believe me, there will be fallout.” – Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California. 102 min.

Discussion following the show with producer Amy Ziering.

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WHIPLASH
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(US, 2014) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser.

Talented students are well acquainted with the pursuit of perfection, be it in academics, the arts, or sports. While most are satisfied with doing their best, some, like jazz drummer Andrew (Miles Teller), are torn between having a normal existence, and giving over their lives to art. Pushing for Andrew’s ambition to reach the heights of jazz greats like Buddy Rich and Joe Jones is a mentor whose methods put a drill sergeant to shame. J.K. Simmons (the Spiderman trilogy, The Legend of Korra) gives a superb performance as a mentor both terrifying and inspirational. While many debate his teaching style, few will be able to resist the passionate music he helps bring into the world.

“…a keenly realized indie about jazz, about art, about what it takes to claim greatness…It’s breathtaking” – Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor.

107 min.

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Mar
9
Mon
WHIPLASH
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(US, 2014) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser.

Talented students are well acquainted with the pursuit of perfection, be it in academics, the arts, or sports. While most are satisfied with doing their best, some, like jazz drummer Andrew (Miles Teller), are torn between having a normal existence, and giving over their lives to art. Pushing for Andrew’s ambition to reach the heights of jazz greats like Buddy Rich and Joe Jones is a mentor whose methods put a drill sergeant to shame. J.K. Simmons (the Spiderman trilogy, The Legend of Korra) gives a superb performance as a mentor both terrifying and inspirational. While many debate his teaching style, few will be able to resist the passionate music he helps bring into the world.

“…a keenly realized indie about jazz, about art, about what it takes to claim greatness…It’s breathtaking” – Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor.

107 min.

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Mar
10
Tue
WHIPLASH
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(US, 2014) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser.

Talented students are well acquainted with the pursuit of perfection, be it in academics, the arts, or sports. While most are satisfied with doing their best, some, like jazz drummer Andrew (Miles Teller), are torn between having a normal existence, and giving over their lives to art. Pushing for Andrew’s ambition to reach the heights of jazz greats like Buddy Rich and Joe Jones is a mentor whose methods put a drill sergeant to shame. J.K. Simmons (the Spiderman trilogy, The Legend of Korra) gives a superb performance as a mentor both terrifying and inspirational. While many debate his teaching style, few will be able to resist the passionate music he helps bring into the world.

“…a keenly realized indie about jazz, about art, about what it takes to claim greatness…It’s breathtaking” – Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor.

107 min.

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Mar
11
Wed
WHIPLASH
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(US, 2014) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser.

Talented students are well acquainted with the pursuit of perfection, be it in academics, the arts, or sports. While most are satisfied with doing their best, some, like jazz drummer Andrew (Miles Teller), are torn between having a normal existence, and giving over their lives to art. Pushing for Andrew’s ambition to reach the heights of jazz greats like Buddy Rich and Joe Jones is a mentor whose methods put a drill sergeant to shame. J.K. Simmons (the Spiderman trilogy, The Legend of Korra) gives a superb performance as a mentor both terrifying and inspirational. While many debate his teaching style, few will be able to resist the passionate music he helps bring into the world.

“…a keenly realized indie about jazz, about art, about what it takes to claim greatness…It’s breathtaking” – Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor.

107 min.

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Mar
12
Thu
NT LIVE: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS (Live)
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

(2015) Director: Rufus Norris. Stage play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo.
Cast: Meera Syal, Shane Zaza, Anjana Vasan, Thusitha Jayasundera.

National Theater Live returns to Cinestudio with David Hare’s play, inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Boo’s non-fiction book, written after she spent three years in Annawadi, India recording the lives of its residents. David Hare has fashioned a dazzling play on an epic scale that takes place in a makeshift slum that feeds off the scraps of luxury hotels at Mumbai airport. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But global recession threatens the garbage trade, while ambition has the power of shattering the fragile community.
“a triumph for David Hare and Meera Syal!” 4 stars – Michael Billington, The Guardian.

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(2013) Written, produced and directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. Director of photography, John Maloof.

March’s movie offering of the Out Film CT Second Thursdays series is a mosaic of many pieces: a mystery woman, a discovery of new outsider art, a look at the class divide, and the role of social media in making a star in the art world. At its center is Vivian Maier, a vaguely French woman who worked as a nanny in NYC and Chicago, abandoning a personal life (as far as we know) for her obsession with photography. She was living in a nursing home when 40,000 of her negatives were purchased (for $380) by director John Maloof in a 2007 auction: it was only when he put her brilliant street photographs up on the internet that the world began to take notice.
“Finding Vivian Maier treats viewers to the exquisite photographs that possess undeniable power, poetry and haunting melancholy.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 83 min.

An OUT FILM CT SECOND THURSDAYS presentation!

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