Current Schedule

Jun
24
Sat
2017
A WOMAN’S LIFE
Jun 24 @ 2:30 pm

(2017, France-Belgium) Director: Stéphane Brizé. Screenplay: Brizé & Florence Vignon, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme.

Writing in his Film of the Week column in Film Comment magazine, Jonathan Romney enthuses: “It is miraculous that A Woman’s Life, based on an 1883 novel by Guy de Maupassant, feels very much as if it’s happening in the present.” In other words, this woman’s life could be happening today, and there is no ‘prettifying effect of antiquity’ to remove us from its immediacy. Julie Chelma gives a quiet tour-deforce performance, transforming herself from an idealistic convent girl, to a young noblewoman in love, and from a middle-aged wife, to an aging mother of a dissolute son. Set in Normandy, it is beautifully shot by Antoine Héberlé with the understated glow of natural light. Winner of the International Film Critics’ Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival. 119 min.

A WOMAN’S LIFE
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, France-Belgium) Director: Stéphane Brizé. Screenplay: Brizé & Florence Vignon, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme.

Writing in his Film of the Week column in Film Comment magazine, Jonathan Romney enthuses: “It is miraculous that A Woman’s Life, based on an 1883 novel by Guy de Maupassant, feels very much as if it’s happening in the present.” In other words, this woman’s life could be happening today, and there is no ‘prettifying effect of antiquity’ to remove us from its immediacy. Julie Chelma gives a quiet tour-deforce performance, transforming herself from an idealistic convent girl, to a young noblewoman in love, and from a middle-aged wife, to an aging mother of a dissolute son. Set in Normandy, it is beautifully shot by Antoine Héberlé with the understated glow of natural light. Winner of the International Film Critics’ Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival. 119 min.

Jun
25
Sun
2017
NT LIVE: SALOME (Encore)
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm

UK, 2017) Biblical story adapted by director Yaël Farber. Cast: Isabella Nefar, Theo TJ Lowe, Lubana al Quntar, Lloyd Hutchinson, Paul Chahidi.

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on a hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance has the power to change the course of the world. South African director Yaël Farber and National Theater Live’s radical retelling of the classic tale transforms the biblical Salomé from a vengeful siren to a strong woman at the center of a revolution. The internationally acclaimed Yaël Farber (The Crucible) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic new production – which can be seen live on the Cinestudio screen! “There are multitudes of women who have contributed to revolutions whose stories are written out; I’m interested in raising that spectre.” – Yaël Farber.
Please note: Salomé contains nudity, and the characters depict and make reference to sexual violence.

A WOMAN’S LIFE
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, France-Belgium) Director: Stéphane Brizé. Screenplay: Brizé & Florence Vignon, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme.

Writing in his Film of the Week column in Film Comment magazine, Jonathan Romney enthuses: “It is miraculous that A Woman’s Life, based on an 1883 novel by Guy de Maupassant, feels very much as if it’s happening in the present.” In other words, this woman’s life could be happening today, and there is no ‘prettifying effect of antiquity’ to remove us from its immediacy. Julie Chelma gives a quiet tour-deforce performance, transforming herself from an idealistic convent girl, to a young noblewoman in love, and from a middle-aged wife, to an aging mother of a dissolute son. Set in Normandy, it is beautifully shot by Antoine Héberlé with the understated glow of natural light. Winner of the International Film Critics’ Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival. 119 min.

Jun
26
Mon
2017
A WOMAN’S LIFE
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, France-Belgium) Director: Stéphane Brizé. Screenplay: Brizé & Florence Vignon, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme.

Writing in his Film of the Week column in Film Comment magazine, Jonathan Romney enthuses: “It is miraculous that A Woman’s Life, based on an 1883 novel by Guy de Maupassant, feels very much as if it’s happening in the present.” In other words, this woman’s life could be happening today, and there is no ‘prettifying effect of antiquity’ to remove us from its immediacy. Julie Chelma gives a quiet tour-deforce performance, transforming herself from an idealistic convent girl, to a young noblewoman in love, and from a middle-aged wife, to an aging mother of a dissolute son. Set in Normandy, it is beautifully shot by Antoine Héberlé with the understated glow of natural light. Winner of the International Film Critics’ Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival. 119 min.

Jun
27
Tue
2017
A WOMAN’S LIFE
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, France-Belgium) Director: Stéphane Brizé. Screenplay: Brizé & Florence Vignon, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme.

Writing in his Film of the Week column in Film Comment magazine, Jonathan Romney enthuses: “It is miraculous that A Woman’s Life, based on an 1883 novel by Guy de Maupassant, feels very much as if it’s happening in the present.” In other words, this woman’s life could be happening today, and there is no ‘prettifying effect of antiquity’ to remove us from its immediacy. Julie Chelma gives a quiet tour-deforce performance, transforming herself from an idealistic convent girl, to a young noblewoman in love, and from a middle-aged wife, to an aging mother of a dissolute son. Set in Normandy, it is beautifully shot by Antoine Héberlé with the understated glow of natural light. Winner of the International Film Critics’ Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival. 119 min.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
A WOMAN’S LIFE
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, France-Belgium) Director: Stéphane Brizé. Screenplay: Brizé & Florence Vignon, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme.

Writing in his Film of the Week column in Film Comment magazine, Jonathan Romney enthuses: “It is miraculous that A Woman’s Life, based on an 1883 novel by Guy de Maupassant, feels very much as if it’s happening in the present.” In other words, this woman’s life could be happening today, and there is no ‘prettifying effect of antiquity’ to remove us from its immediacy. Julie Chelma gives a quiet tour-deforce performance, transforming herself from an idealistic convent girl, to a young noblewoman in love, and from a middle-aged wife, to an aging mother of a dissolute son. Set in Normandy, it is beautifully shot by Antoine Héberlé with the understated glow of natural light. Winner of the International Film Critics’ Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival. 119 min.

Jun
29
Thu
2017
A WOMAN’S LIFE
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, France-Belgium) Director: Stéphane Brizé. Screenplay: Brizé & Florence Vignon, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme.

Writing in his Film of the Week column in Film Comment magazine, Jonathan Romney enthuses: “It is miraculous that A Woman’s Life, based on an 1883 novel by Guy de Maupassant, feels very much as if it’s happening in the present.” In other words, this woman’s life could be happening today, and there is no ‘prettifying effect of antiquity’ to remove us from its immediacy. Julie Chelma gives a quiet tour-deforce performance, transforming herself from an idealistic convent girl, to a young noblewoman in love, and from a middle-aged wife, to an aging mother of a dissolute son. Set in Normandy, it is beautifully shot by Antoine Héberlé with the understated glow of natural light. Winner of the International Film Critics’ Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival. 119 min.

Jun
30
Fri
2017
MOKA
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Switzerland/France) Director: Frédéric Mermoud. Writers: Mermoud and Antonin Martin-Hilbert, from the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Olivier Chantreau.

Cinestudio presents the Hartford Premiere of Moka, an elegant and thrilling cat and mouse game between (a righteous) predator and her prey. The film opens as a woman (Emmanuelle Devos of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) whose grown son was killed in a hit and run accident, is released from a sanatorium. Believing that the police have not followed up on the lead of a mocha-colored Mercedes, Devos hires a private detective and tracks its owners – a brassy older beautician (Nathalie Baye of The Return of Martin Guerre) and her fitness-instructor lover – to the spa town of Evian. The older woman ingratiates herself with the couple in hope of finding the truth. Moka is a battle of nerves played with panache by two iconic actresses, appearing together for the first time. “A psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…Baye and Devos are both impressive!” – Locarno Film Festival program.

Jul
1
Sat
2017
MOKA
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Switzerland/France) Director: Frédéric Mermoud. Writers: Mermoud and Antonin Martin-Hilbert, from the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Olivier Chantreau.

Cinestudio presents the Hartford Premiere of Moka, an elegant and thrilling cat and mouse game between (a righteous) predator and her prey. The film opens as a woman (Emmanuelle Devos of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) whose grown son was killed in a hit and run accident, is released from a sanatorium. Believing that the police have not followed up on the lead of a mocha-colored Mercedes, Devos hires a private detective and tracks its owners – a brassy older beautician (Nathalie Baye of The Return of Martin Guerre) and her fitness-instructor lover – to the spa town of Evian. The older woman ingratiates herself with the couple in hope of finding the truth. Moka is a battle of nerves played with panache by two iconic actresses, appearing together for the first time. “A psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…Baye and Devos are both impressive!” – Locarno Film Festival program.

Jul
2
Sun
2017
MOKA
Jul 2 @ 2:30 pm

(2017, Switzerland/France) Director: Frédéric Mermoud. Writers: Mermoud and Antonin Martin-Hilbert, from the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Olivier Chantreau.

Cinestudio presents the Hartford Premiere of Moka, an elegant and thrilling cat and mouse game between (a righteous) predator and her prey. The film opens as a woman (Emmanuelle Devos of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) whose grown son was killed in a hit and run accident, is released from a sanatorium. Believing that the police have not followed up on the lead of a mocha-colored Mercedes, Devos hires a private detective and tracks its owners – a brassy older beautician (Nathalie Baye of The Return of Martin Guerre) and her fitness-instructor lover – to the spa town of Evian. The older woman ingratiates herself with the couple in hope of finding the truth. Moka is a battle of nerves played with panache by two iconic actresses, appearing together for the first time. “A psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…Baye and Devos are both impressive!” – Locarno Film Festival program.

MOKA
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Switzerland/France) Director: Frédéric Mermoud. Writers: Mermoud and Antonin Martin-Hilbert, from the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Olivier Chantreau.

Cinestudio presents the Hartford Premiere of Moka, an elegant and thrilling cat and mouse game between (a righteous) predator and her prey. The film opens as a woman (Emmanuelle Devos of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) whose grown son was killed in a hit and run accident, is released from a sanatorium. Believing that the police have not followed up on the lead of a mocha-colored Mercedes, Devos hires a private detective and tracks its owners – a brassy older beautician (Nathalie Baye of The Return of Martin Guerre) and her fitness-instructor lover – to the spa town of Evian. The older woman ingratiates herself with the couple in hope of finding the truth. Moka is a battle of nerves played with panache by two iconic actresses, appearing together for the first time. “A psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…Baye and Devos are both impressive!” – Locarno Film Festival program.

Jul
3
Mon
2017
MOKA
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Switzerland/France) Director: Frédéric Mermoud. Writers: Mermoud and Antonin Martin-Hilbert, from the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Olivier Chantreau.

Cinestudio presents the Hartford Premiere of Moka, an elegant and thrilling cat and mouse game between (a righteous) predator and her prey. The film opens as a woman (Emmanuelle Devos of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) whose grown son was killed in a hit and run accident, is released from a sanatorium. Believing that the police have not followed up on the lead of a mocha-colored Mercedes, Devos hires a private detective and tracks its owners – a brassy older beautician (Nathalie Baye of The Return of Martin Guerre) and her fitness-instructor lover – to the spa town of Evian. The older woman ingratiates herself with the couple in hope of finding the truth. Moka is a battle of nerves played with panache by two iconic actresses, appearing together for the first time. “A psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…Baye and Devos are both impressive!” – Locarno Film Festival program.

Jul
4
Tue
2017
MOKA
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Switzerland/France) Director: Frédéric Mermoud. Writers: Mermoud and Antonin Martin-Hilbert, from the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Olivier Chantreau.

Cinestudio presents the Hartford Premiere of Moka, an elegant and thrilling cat and mouse game between (a righteous) predator and her prey. The film opens as a woman (Emmanuelle Devos of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) whose grown son was killed in a hit and run accident, is released from a sanatorium. Believing that the police have not followed up on the lead of a mocha-colored Mercedes, Devos hires a private detective and tracks its owners – a brassy older beautician (Nathalie Baye of The Return of Martin Guerre) and her fitness-instructor lover – to the spa town of Evian. The older woman ingratiates herself with the couple in hope of finding the truth. Moka is a battle of nerves played with panache by two iconic actresses, appearing together for the first time. “A psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…Baye and Devos are both impressive!” – Locarno Film Festival program.

Jul
5
Wed
2017
MOKA
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Switzerland/France) Director: Frédéric Mermoud. Writers: Mermoud and Antonin Martin-Hilbert, from the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Olivier Chantreau.

Cinestudio presents the Hartford Premiere of Moka, an elegant and thrilling cat and mouse game between (a righteous) predator and her prey. The film opens as a woman (Emmanuelle Devos of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) whose grown son was killed in a hit and run accident, is released from a sanatorium. Believing that the police have not followed up on the lead of a mocha-colored Mercedes, Devos hires a private detective and tracks its owners – a brassy older beautician (Nathalie Baye of The Return of Martin Guerre) and her fitness-instructor lover – to the spa town of Evian. The older woman ingratiates herself with the couple in hope of finding the truth. Moka is a battle of nerves played with panache by two iconic actresses, appearing together for the first time. “A psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…Baye and Devos are both impressive!” – Locarno Film Festival program.