Current Schedule

Dec
19
Fri
SAMSARA in 4K
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(2012) Directed and photographed by Ron Fricke. Screenplay by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.

In what is now a treasured alternative holiday tradition, folks from Hartford and beyond get together for pot luck dinners and then come to Cinestudio for an awe-inspiring film by Ron Fricke. This year it’s Samsara, a mesmerizing non-verbal visual experience celebrating the diversity and inter-connectedness of life on Earth, shot in 100 locations and 25 countries. Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” The images of unprecedented clarity were created by shooting on 65mm film, then transferring the film through the highest resolution scanning process available: The 4K digital projection format now in place at Cinestudio! “Visually breathtaking! Unlike anything you will ever see.” – IndieWire.

102 min.

http://barakasamsara.com/

Dec
20
Sat
SAMSARA in 4K
Dec 20 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

(2012) Directed and photographed by Ron Fricke. Screenplay by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.

In what is now a treasured alternative holiday tradition, folks from Hartford and beyond get together for pot luck dinners and then come to Cinestudio for an awe-inspiring film by Ron Fricke. This year it’s Samsara, a mesmerizing non-verbal visual experience celebrating the diversity and inter-connectedness of life on Earth, shot in 100 locations and 25 countries. Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” The images of unprecedented clarity were created by shooting on 65mm film, then transferring the film through the highest resolution scanning process available: The 4K digital projection format now in place at Cinestudio! “Visually breathtaking! Unlike anything you will ever see.” – IndieWire.

102 min.

http://barakasamsara.com/

SAMSARA in 4K
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(2012) Directed and photographed by Ron Fricke. Screenplay by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.

In what is now a treasured alternative holiday tradition, folks from Hartford and beyond get together for pot luck dinners and then come to Cinestudio for an awe-inspiring film by Ron Fricke. This year it’s Samsara, a mesmerizing non-verbal visual experience celebrating the diversity and inter-connectedness of life on Earth, shot in 100 locations and 25 countries. Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” The images of unprecedented clarity were created by shooting on 65mm film, then transferring the film through the highest resolution scanning process available: The 4K digital projection format now in place at Cinestudio! “Visually breathtaking! Unlike anything you will ever see.” – IndieWire.

102 min.

http://barakasamsara.com/

Dec
21
Sun
Bolshoi Ballet: THE NUTCRACKER (Live)
Dec 21 @ 12:55 pm – 12:55 pm

(Russia, 2014) Director: Vincent Bataillon. Libretto by Yuri Grigorivich, based on the story by T. E. Hoffman. Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich.
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet, based on the 1892 original by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet performs the ultimate holiday dance classic, broadcast live via satellite in ultra high definition to Cinestudio! Just about every ballet dancer has cut their teeth on The Nutcracker, from Nijinsky to Mikhail Baryshnikov. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil. This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by the magic of The Nutcracker!

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IT”S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

(1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore.

Somehow it’s fitting that Frank Capra, an Italian immigrant who loved the U.S. for its democratic spirit, created the best-loved holiday film celebrating community over greed. You may have caught it on tv, but it doesn’t compare to joining the community of people who share the experience of watching great movies on the big screen. James Stewart plays a decent small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism attacked by the actions of the privileged few. It takes an angel named Clarence – and a movie like It’s a Wonderful Life – to reveal what the world would be like without sacrifice and commitment. Ranked as the #1 Most Powerful Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute. Cookies will be served!

129 min.

IT”S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore.

Somehow it’s fitting that Frank Capra, an Italian immigrant who loved the U.S. for its democratic spirit, created the best-loved holiday film celebrating community over greed. You may have caught it on tv, but it doesn’t compare to joining the community of people who share the experience of watching great movies on the big screen. James Stewart plays a decent small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism attacked by the actions of the privileged few. It takes an angel named Clarence – and a movie like It’s a Wonderful Life – to reveal what the world would be like without sacrifice and commitment. Ranked as the #1 Most Powerful Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute. Cookies will be served!

129 min.

Dec
22
Mon
IT”S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore.

Somehow it’s fitting that Frank Capra, an Italian immigrant who loved the U.S. for its democratic spirit, created the best-loved holiday film celebrating community over greed. You may have caught it on tv, but it doesn’t compare to joining the community of people who share the experience of watching great movies on the big screen. James Stewart plays a decent small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism attacked by the actions of the privileged few. It takes an angel named Clarence – and a movie like It’s a Wonderful Life – to reveal what the world would be like without sacrifice and commitment. Ranked as the #1 Most Powerful Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute. Cookies will be served!

129 min.

Dec
23
Tue
IT”S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore.

Somehow it’s fitting that Frank Capra, an Italian immigrant who loved the U.S. for its democratic spirit, created the best-loved holiday film celebrating community over greed. You may have caught it on tv, but it doesn’t compare to joining the community of people who share the experience of watching great movies on the big screen. James Stewart plays a decent small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism attacked by the actions of the privileged few. It takes an angel named Clarence – and a movie like It’s a Wonderful Life – to reveal what the world would be like without sacrifice and commitment. Ranked as the #1 Most Powerful Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute. Cookies will be served!

129 min.

Dec
24
Wed
IT”S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Dec 24 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

(1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore.

Somehow it’s fitting that Frank Capra, an Italian immigrant who loved the U.S. for its democratic spirit, created the best-loved holiday film celebrating community over greed. You may have caught it on tv, but it doesn’t compare to joining the community of people who share the experience of watching great movies on the big screen. James Stewart plays a decent small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism attacked by the actions of the privileged few. It takes an angel named Clarence – and a movie like It’s a Wonderful Life – to reveal what the world would be like without sacrifice and commitment. Ranked as the #1 Most Powerful Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute. Cookies will be served!

129 min.

Dec
25
Thu
Happy Holidays. We reopen Thursday January 8th
Dec 25 all-day