Fargo. Tickle Me Elmo. Dolly the sheep.
What else happened in 1996? Real Art Ways built a
world-class cinema so you could watch the best and most innovative independent and art films, right here in Hartford.
We've played a movie in that cinema nearly every day for the last 18 years, but now in 2014, everything is changing.
Filmmakers just aren't making, well, film anymore.
But they are making incredible movies, and it's essential to our mission that we keep showing them to you!
Unfortunately we're trapped in 1996, and the only way to keep up is to go digital. We need to make our cinema Digital Cinema Package (DCP) compatible. Like most things with awesome-sounding yet kind of obscure names, this won't be cheap.
The price tag is $60,000. We've already raised half, but we need your help with the rest!
Visit our Secure Pledge Page to make a donation - be sure to specify #RealUpgrade in the comments!
"A deliriously alive movie, The Great Beauty is the story of a man, a city, a country and a cinema, though not necessarily in that order." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"As its name promises, The Great Beauty is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic. But more than intoxicating imagery is on director Paolo Sorrentino's mind, a lot more." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
(Italian with English subtitles, 142 minutes)
Monday, March 10: 7:30 PM
Tuesday,, March 11: 4:15 PM
Wednesday, March 12: 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 13: 7:30 PM
Friday, March 14: 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 15: 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 16: 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Monday, March 17: 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 18: 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 19: 7:30 PM
[watch the trailer]
"Powered by Kore-eda's innate restraint and natural empathy, Like Father, Like Son takes these characters to places they never expected to be. It's unnerving for them, of course, but watching so many hearts hanging in the balance is a rare privilege for us." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
The life of go-getting workaholic architect Ryota —one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori and son Keita —is violently overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son.
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
(Japanese with English Subtitles, 121 minutes)
Monday, March 10: 5:05 PM
Tuesday,, March 11: NO SCREENING
Wednesday, March 12: 5:05 PM
Thursday, March 13: 5:05 PM
[watch the trailer]
"Calin Peter Netzer's Child's Pose is a gripping new drama from Romania and another demonstration of how that country's new wave is developing a distinctive kind of real-time slice-of-life cinema with characterisation in extreme, pitiless closeup." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
When her son is implicated in a hit and run accident, Cornelia Keneres (Luminita Gheorghiu) does everything she can to keep him out of jail.
Directed by Calin Peter Netzer
(Romanian with English Subtitles, 112 minutes)
Friday, March 14: 5:15 PM
Saturday, March 15: 12:15 PM, 5:15 PM
Sunday, March 16: 12:15 PM, 5:15 PM
Monday, March 17: 5:15 PM
Tuesday, March 18: 5:15 PM
Wednesday, March 19: 5:15 PM
At 87, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains indisputably in the spotlight. The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. By turns bold, hilarious and moving, the film's journey connects Stritch's present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.
Directed by Chiemi Karasawa
(English, 80 minutes)
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.
Directed by Jillian Schlesinger
(English, 82 minutes)
The New York International Children's Film Festival is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define new, more compelling film for kids.
There are two programs:
Kid Flix Mix: Recommended for ages 4 to 8
A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 4 to 8. Program includes films Sweden, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Australia, the UK, and the United States.
(In English or Musical/No Dialogue, 60 minutes)
Party Mix: Recommended for ages 8 to 18
A collection of hilarious, heartfelt and beautiful short films around the world, suitable for older kids ages 8 to 18, including festival award-winners and audience favorites. Shorts come from Latvia, Argentina, France, Colombia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada and the United States.
(In English or with subtitles, 68 minutes)
Five years after the death of her beloved husband Garrett, Nikki meets a man who seems his exact duplicate. Not only does this stranger possess the same deeply lined face and startling blue eyes, he also shares Garrett's kindness, humor, and passion for art. Arie Posin directs this emotionally thorny drama about how we cope with loss, live in the moment and ultimately move forward.
Directed by Arie Posin
(English, 92 minutes)
"A provocative, engrossing, often hilarious, frequently tough picture. Not for all sensibilities but it's among von Trier's more playful, purely entertaining films, with insight and humour in even the horrors." - Kim Newman, EMPIRE
Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin).
Directed by Lars von Trier
(English, 118 minutes)
This documentary offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public.
Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and expound on his "snowflakes," tens of thousands of memos (many never previously published) he composed as a congressman and as an advisor to four different presidents, twice as Secretary of Defense. These memos provide a window onto history-not history as it actually happened, but history as Rumsfeld wants us to see it.
Directed by Errol Morris
(English, 105 minutes)
"Particle Fever is that rare, exhilarating science doc that's neither dumbed down nor drabbed up." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Particle Fever is a fascinating movie about science, and an exciting, revealing and sometimes poignant movie about scientists." - A.O. Scott, New York Times
Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.
As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter.
Directed by Mark Levinson
(English, 99 minutes)
"It is so laden with highly charged set pieces, so dappled with haunting ideas and bold flights of fancy that it finally achieves a kind of slow-burn transcendence." - Xan Brooks, The Guardian
Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, recounts the erotic experiences of her adulthood.
Directed by Lars von Trier
(English, 123 minutes)
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
Mighty Times: The Children's March
A Place at the Table
Bloods and Crips: Made in America
Read film descriptions and find out more about our Education Programs here.
Contact Lindsey Fyfe at 860.232.1006 x129 for more information.
Made possible with the support of Real Art Ways Members, Travelers Foundation, the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, the Fund for Greater Hartford, the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc., The Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust, and Lincoln Financial Foundation.