Dear Friends and Family,

Real Art Ways depends on you. And we need you now.

In September, in years past, we’ve hosted fundraising events—at Real Art Ways. We’ve netted $100,000 each year.

This year we can’t be together in person. But we can be together in spirit. And we believe we can generate $100,000 to support our work.

We won’t be able to do it together in one night. So we’re taking 30 nights—the month of September—to meet our goal.

Thanks to our sponsors, the good news is... we’re nearly halfway there! And the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has agreed to match your contribution dollar for dollar.

You will make it possible for Real Art Ways to survive, and thrive. Please help us meet our goal.

With gratitude,

Will K. Wilkins and The Real Team

Top Films at Real Art Ways

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Top Films

 

During the COVID-19 shutdown, we shared in our e-news, links to the best-attended films we’ve screened at Real Art Ways.  Below is the archive of these films and where you can view them online.

 

 

Young Linda Ronstadt, with her hair in a side braid.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

People love this movie. 2,841 people saw it at Real Art Ways last fall.

Run Time: 95 minutes

Where to Watch: Available to rent from VUDU, Google Play and YouTube.

 

Pavarotti with his arms raised in the air, smiling.

Pavarotti

2,791 people saw it at Real Art Ways last summer. Some saw it several times.

Run Time: 114 minutes

Where to Watch: Free to watch on HULU w/ Showtime. Available to purchase from VUDU, Google Play and YouTube.

 

Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh.

At Eternity’s Gate

Willem Dafoe. Vincent Van Gogh. Julian Schnabel.

1,505 people saw it at Real Art Ways during the winter of 2019

Run Time: 111 minutes

Where to Watch: Free to watch on HULU, Available to rent on VUDU and for purchase on Google Play and YouTube

 

Geometric building surrounded by water.

My Architect

Architect. Father. Son.

1,343 people saw it at Real Art Ways during the winter of 2004.

Run Time: 116 minutes

Where to Watch: Free to watch on YouTube

 

Three identical triplets standing with their arms around each other.

Three Identical Strangers

From our distributor friends at NEON.

Separated at birth, reunited as adults. A remarkable story.

4,580 saw this in late summer and fall 2018.

Running Time: 97 min

Where to Watch: Free to watch on Hulu, and available to rent from YouTubeAmazon PrimeGoogle Play, and VUDU.

 

A young boy and an old man walking in the forest.

 Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Cute kid. Ornery codger. Excitement ensues.

From Oscar winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

1,697 people came to see it during the summer of 2016

Running Time: 101 minutes

Where to Watch: Free to watch on HULU, available to rent from YouTubeiTunesGoogle Play and Amazon Prime.

 

A group of people standing in front of a partly cloudy sky. Purple text above them "After Life".

After Life

In 1998 After Life came out, and ran at Real Art Ways.

It’s a remarkable film that will make you reflect on life, and what’s important to you.

Running Time: 120 min

Where to Watch: Free to watch on YouTube

 

Cow standing in a grassy field. There is a bar code on the cow's side. White letters in the green grass "Food Inc.".

 Food Inc.

Where does our food come from?

2,218 people saw it at Real Art Ways during the summer of 2009

Run Time: 94 minutes

Where to Watch: Free to watch on HULU, available to rent from VUDUiTunes, and Amazon Prime.

 

Actor Song Kang-ho from the Academy Award Winning movie Parasite

 Parasite

Lots of people watched it with us this past fall and winter.

Trouble at home.

Running Time: 132 min

Where to Watch: Free to watch on HULU. Available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.

 

 

The Beatles in grey suits and sunglasses. White text against blue sky "Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years".

 The Beatles 8 Days A Week

They’re good company.

2,190 people saw it at Real Art Ways during the fall of 2016

Run Time: 206 minutes

Where to Watch: Free to watch on HULU

 

 

Side profile of Aretha Franklin singing. Yellow text "Amazing Grace". White text "Aretha Franklin".

 Amazing Grace

In her prime. Gospel.

2,180 people watched it with us in the spring of 2019.

Running Time: 120 min

Where to Watch: Free to watch on HULU. Available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.

 

 

A glacier in the Arctic lit by moonlight.

 Chasing Ice

You’ll see things you haven’t seen before.

1,604 people saw it at Real Art Ways during the winter of 2012

Run Time: 76 minutes

Where to Watch: Available to rent from Amazon Prime and iTunes

 

 

A man is getting toppled over on a bench as an elephant sits on the other side, spilling his coffee.

 The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

You may be tempted to do the same. (Watch this instead.)

2,177 people saw it at Real Art Ways in the summer of 2015

Run Time: 114 minutes

Where to Watch: Available to rent from Amazon Prime, YouTube and Google Play.

 

 

A man faces a grizzly bear in a stark, open field with mountains in the background at sunset.

 Grizzly Man

Social isolation, plus grizzlies. Werner Herzog.

1,607 people watched it with us in the fall 2005.

Running Time: 104 min

Where to Watch: Free to watch on TUBI and VUDU. Available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.

 

 

Swaths of yellow, pink, green and blue. Each swath of color has a child's image inside it. Pink text 'SpellBound"

SPELLBOUND

Cute. Competitive. Completely compelling.

1,620 people watched it with us in summer 2003

Running Time: 97 min

Where to Watch: Free to watch on TUBI. Available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.

 

 

Silhouette of a man and cow walking in front of a rising moon. White text "Himalaya".

 HIMALAYA

Beautiful. Poetic. w/ Yaks.

2,230 people watched this at Real Art Ways in 2001

Run Time: 108 minutes

Where to Watch: Available to rent from VUDU, YouTube and Google Play.

 

 

Man Standing with a bouquet of flowers. White text "Man Called Ove".

 A MAN CALLED OVE

Big hit for us. Curmudgeon. Kids. Loss and Love.

3,644 people came to see Ove in 2016

Run time: 116 minutes

Where to Watch: Available for free on Amazon Prime, and to rent on Google Play, and YouTube

 

 

A young woman outside holding an eagle on her arm.

 THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Beautiful birds. Strong people. Inspiring story.

2,200 people watched it with us in the winter of 2016/17

Running Time: 87 min

Where to Watch: Available to rent on YouTubeGoogle Play, and Amazon Prime.

 

 

Violins, cello's, and other string instruments arranged in a cluster.

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS

The world connected in a moving, beautiful way. With Yo Yo Ma. We first showed it in the Summer of 2016.

Run Time: 96 minutes

Where to Watch: Currently available for free on TUBI. You can rent it from Amazon Prime, or purchase the film from YouTube and Google Play.

 

 

A man holding flowers and a woman standing next to him with a video camera.

 MEET THE PATELS

This is a funny movie.

2,258 people attended in 2015

Run time: 88 minutes

Where to Watch: Currently free on YouTube and available to rent on Amazon Prime.

 

Vincent Van Gogh rendered in painting through his signature swirled brush marks.

 LOVING VINCENT

This was a phenomenon. An experience.

More than 6,000 people came, from the fall of 2017 to the spring of 2018.

Running Time: 1h 34m

Where to Watch: Free to watch on Hulu with a subscription. Also available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.

 

A pair of eyes looking off into the distance. Text " I Am Not Your Negro"

 I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

James Baldwin. Filmmaker Raoul Peck. Timely. Brilliant.

2,340 people saw it here in the Spring of 2017.

Run Time: 93 minutes

Where to Watch: Currently available on Amazon Prime. It is free if you have a subscription or available for rent. You can also rent it from YouTube and Google Play.

 

Layered polaroid photographs showing a man and woman's face. In text "Momento"

 MEMENTO

2,793 people attended in the Spring of 2001 making Memento the #5 most attended movie in our history. yrotsih rou ni eivom dednetta tsom 5# eht otnemeM gnikam 1002 fo gnirpS eht ni dednetta elpoep 397,2

Run time: 116 minutes

Where to Watch: Currently available on Amazon Prime to rent or free to watch with ads on Amazon Prime IMDB channel. Also available to rent from YouTube and Google Play.

 

 

We will get through this uncertain time together.

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