Current Schedule

Mar
29
Wed
2017
JULIETA
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

(Spain, 2016) Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar, based on three short stories by Alice Munro. Cast: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Dario Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma.

Alice Munro, the Canadian author known for revealing the subtle motivations of largely invisible women, seems to be an offbeat choice for filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, whose films have been called flamboyant, erotic, and full of emotion. The brilliant connection?
Both artists have an uncanny understanding of women: what it is they want, and who they are. Julieta opens as a middle-aged professor (Emma Suarez) runs into the friend of her estranged daughter, just as she is planning to leave Madrid for Portugal with her husband. Instead, she stays put, trying to track down her daughter and the past – which we see as the film sweeps us back in time with a vibrant young Julieta played by Adriana Ugarte, as she stumbles into passion, motherhood, and loss. 98 min.
“It’s no surprise that Julieta is marvelous to look at, but it possesses just as much substance as style.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

Mar
30
Thu
2017
LA LA LAND
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Camera: Linus Sandgren. Songs by :Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons.

It can’t be denied – movie musicals are one of the things that truly make America great! This timely gift by director/writer Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) opens with a virtuosic one-take musical number of an L.A. traffic jam, where we meet our main characters. Emma Stone is a dreamy actor working as a barista, and Ryan Gosling a jazz musician who scorns the pop music that pays his bills. It is inevitable that they fall in love, and that love brings trouble. But it’s the glorious singing and dancing you will remember. 128 min.
“Catch the film on the largest screen you can find, with a sound system to match. And, whatever you do, don’t wait for a DVD or a download. The mission of this movie will be fulfilled only if it is seen by those – especially kids – who have never met a grown-up musical at the cinema” Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.

Mar
31
Fri
2017
LA LA LAND
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Camera: Linus Sandgren. Songs by :Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons.

It can’t be denied – movie musicals are one of the things that truly make America great! This timely gift by director/writer Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) opens with a virtuosic one-take musical number of an L.A. traffic jam, where we meet our main characters. Emma Stone is a dreamy actor working as a barista, and Ryan Gosling a jazz musician who scorns the pop music that pays his bills. It is inevitable that they fall in love, and that love brings trouble. But it’s the glorious singing and dancing you will remember. 128 min.
“Catch the film on the largest screen you can find, with a sound system to match. And, whatever you do, don’t wait for a DVD or a download. The mission of this movie will be fulfilled only if it is seen by those – especially kids – who have never met a grown-up musical at the cinema” Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.

Apr
1
Sat
2017
LA LA LAND
Apr 1 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 2016) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Camera: Linus Sandgren. Songs by :Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons.

It can’t be denied – movie musicals are one of the things that truly make America great! This timely gift by director/writer Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) opens with a virtuosic one-take musical number of an L.A. traffic jam, where we meet our main characters. Emma Stone is a dreamy actor working as a barista, and Ryan Gosling a jazz musician who scorns the pop music that pays his bills. It is inevitable that they fall in love, and that love brings trouble. But it’s the glorious singing and dancing you will remember. 128 min.
“Catch the film on the largest screen you can find, with a sound system to match. And, whatever you do, don’t wait for a DVD or a download. The mission of this movie will be fulfilled only if it is seen by those – especially kids – who have never met a grown-up musical at the cinema” Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.

LA LA LAND
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Camera: Linus Sandgren. Songs by :Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons.

It can’t be denied – movie musicals are one of the things that truly make America great! This timely gift by director/writer Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) opens with a virtuosic one-take musical number of an L.A. traffic jam, where we meet our main characters. Emma Stone is a dreamy actor working as a barista, and Ryan Gosling a jazz musician who scorns the pop music that pays his bills. It is inevitable that they fall in love, and that love brings trouble. But it’s the glorious singing and dancing you will remember. 128 min.
“Catch the film on the largest screen you can find, with a sound system to match. And, whatever you do, don’t wait for a DVD or a download. The mission of this movie will be fulfilled only if it is seen by those – especially kids – who have never met a grown-up musical at the cinema” Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.

Apr
2
Sun
2017
AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm

April in Paris, Hartford’s Annual Festival of French and Francophone Film, presents Crossing Borders: Au-Delà Des Frontières. Nine films from 1928 to our 2017 première explore the effects of crossing borders, from the political to the personal. Please join us after the screenings for the discussion.

Italian Straw Hat (France, 1928. 105 min.) Written and directed by Rene Clair. With: Albert Préjean, Olga Tschechowa, Geymond Vital. April in Paris opens with a classic silent French film, accompanied by pianist Patrick Miller from The Hartt School. Rene Clair’s delightfully transgressive farce tweaks the social boundaries as a would-be groom runs into trouble when his horse eats the hat of a lady. Can he find a replacement chapeau before he is late to his own wedding?

Coffee and pastries, provided by the Alliance Francaise of Hartford, will be served after the film.

AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – PICKPOCKET
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm

April in Paris, Hartford’s Annual Festival of French and Francophone Film, presents Crossing Borders: Au-Delà Des Frontières. Nine films from 1928 to our 2017 première explore the effects of crossing borders, from the political to the personal. Please join us after the screenings for the discussion.

Pickpocket (France, 1959. 75 min.) Written and directed by Robert Bresson. Cast: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri. The border crossed in the fabulous restored version of Bresson’s influential masterpiece is both moral and legal. A young pickpocket feels no shame in taking what he needs for his girlfriend and his mother from strangers. But in choosing to be a criminal, can he find redemption?
“An unmitigated masterpiece – as close to perfect as there can be” – director Paul Schrader.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – CHOCOLAT
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm

April in Paris, Hartford’s Annual Festival of French and Francophone Film, presents Crossing Borders: Au-Delà Des Frontières. Nine films from 1928 to our 2017 première explore the effects of crossing borders, from the political to the personal. Please join us after the screenings for the discussion.

Chocolat (France, 1988. 105 min.) Director: Claire Denis. Screenplay by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau, With: Mireille Perrier, Isaach De Bankolé, François Cluzet, Giulia Boschi. A white woman returns to her former home in Cameroon, bringing back memories of her childhood and the racial and cultural boundaries that nearly destroyed the lives of her mother and their black servant.

Apr
4
Tue
2017
1984
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm

On April 4, 2017, 90-plus art house cinemas across the country will be participating collectively in the NATIONAL EVENT DAY special screening of the movie 1984 starring John Hurt. April 4 was chosen because it is the day George Orwell’s famous protagonist Winston Smith (John Hurt)firsts rebels against his oppressive government in Oceania by keeping a forbidden diary, where he dares to record his disloyal thoughts about Big Brother.
This frightening look at a dystopian society is co-sponsored by the English Dept. and the Film Program at Trinity College.

WAR IS PEACE

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – FAR FROM MEN
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm

April in Paris, Hartford’s Annual Festival of French and Francophone Film, presents Crossing Borders: Au-Delà Des Frontières. Nine films from 1928 to our 2017 première explore the effects of crossing borders, from the political to the personal. Please join us after the screenings for the discussion.

Far From Men (France, 2014. 102 min) Written and directed by David Oelhoffen, based on the short story by Albert Camus. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb.
The stunning, desolate Algerian landscape is the setting for Camus’ morality tale. A Spanish schoolteacher in colonial Algeria (Viggo Mortensen) is ordered to bring a confessed murderer (Reda Kateb) to trial in a treacherous journey. Far from men’s strict cultural borders, they may come to see each other as human beings.

Apr
5
Wed
2017
AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – EASTERN BOYS
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm

April in Paris, Hartford’s Annual Festival of French and Francophone Film, presents Crossing Borders: Au-Delà Des Frontières. Nine films from 1928 to our 2017 première explore the effects of crossing borders, from the political to the personal. Please join us after the screenings for the discussion.

Eastern Boys (France, 2015) Written and directed by Robin Campillo. Cast: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev, Edea Darcque, Camila Chanirova.
Crossing borders by definition involves risk and, frequently, danger. When a middle-aged Frenchman (Olivier Rabourdin, Of Gods and Men) makes an assignation with a young Russian, he is shocked when the young man arrives with a gang of thieves. But when the Russian returns later, alone, they begin a tenuous journey of understanding. 129 min.

Apr
6
Thu
2017
NT LIVE: TWELFTH NIGHT (Live)
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm

(UK, 2017) Director: Simon Godwin. Based on the play by William Shakespeare. Cast: Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan and Daniel Ezra.

Book your tickets online for the live presentation of the National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night at Cinestudio! Written in 1601-02, Shakespeare’s joyous comedy is right on target with its take on cross-dressing, same-sex attraction, and the upending of class and privilege. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Sebastian is lost but his twin sister Viola is washed ashore. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out (as a man) to explore a new land. However, the nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion, and even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia (Tamsin Greig) is swept up in the whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves to be possible! Directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem).

AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – MAY ALLAH BLESS FRANCE!
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

April in Paris, Hartford’s Annual Festival of French and Francophone Film, presents Crossing Borders: Au-Delà Des Frontières. Nine films from 1928 to our 2017 première explore the effects of crossing borders, from the political to the personal. Please join us after the screenings for the discussion.

May Allah Bless France! (France, 2016. 95 min) Written and directed by Abd Al Malik. With: Marc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani.
The directorial debut hip hop musician Abd Al Malik, based on his memoir of growing up in the projects outside of Paris. The child of immigrants, he is pulled into trouble, but fights to overcome his expected path with his dream of being an artist.

Apr
7
Fri
2017
AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – TIP TOP
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Tip Top (France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2014. 106 min) Directed by Serge Bozon. Screenplay, Bozon, Axelle Ropert, Odile Barski, based on the novel by Bill James. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain, Karole Rocher, Aymen Saidi.

While occupied transgressing a few erotic borders of their own, detectives Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain are sent to investigate the murder of an Algerian informant – only to be blocked by the white, male local police. Laced with humor and mystery…

Apr
8
Sat
2017
AIP FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – SCHOOL OF BABEL
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm

School of Babel (France, 2014. 90 min.) Director: Julie Bertuccelli.
This joyous documentary follows a teacher over one year, as she teaches French to new immigrants, aged 11 to 15, from Ireland, Serbia, Brazil, Tunisia, China and Senegal. Driven by the same desire to change their lives, these students challenge many established ideas about immigration and give us hope for the future.