Schedule

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"The Vintner's Luck"

A Film About Life, Love and the Pursuit Of The Perfect Vintage
Set in early 19th century France The Vintner's Luck tells the compelling tale of Sobran Jodeau (Belgian actor Jérémie Renier), an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life; his beautiful and passionate wife Celeste (Oscar nominee: Keisha Castle-Hughes), the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday (American actor Vera Farmiga) and Xas (Hannibal Rising star Gaspard Ulliel), a fallen angel, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Sobran which endures for many years.  

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01.03.13
6:30 pm
The Bruce Museum
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"Five Friends" VIP Reception & Screening

No Man Can Make The Journey Alone
We live in the age of the “bromance.” Never has pop culture been so fascinated with male friendships. What do they look like? Why are they important? And how do we talk about them without seeming … unmanly? Films like “I Love You, Man” or the recent GQ article entitled “Are You Man Enough for the Man-Date?” are just a couple of examples of how society is wrestling with what male relationships look like in our evolving society. But even the word “bromance” implies a certain awkwardness and uncertainty about how to refer to these close relationships between men.  

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01.10.13
6:30 pm
The Bruce Museum
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Monsters From The ID - Screening With Short: I Have Seen The Future

Featuring an introduction and Q&A with Director/Producer: Dave Gargani
Monsters From The Id weaves the intersecting themes of over thirty classic Sci-Fi films in order to tell the untold story of the rise of the Modern Scientist and his role in inspiring a nation. The film continues to explore the psychological and cultural impact of 1950’s Sci-Fi cinema in America and asks, “where is science inspiration found today?”

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01.12.13
6:00 pm
The Connecticut Science Center
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The Black Tulip

 When Taliban authorities deny the turning over of Osama Bin Laden post 911, U.S. Forces rout their leadership from Kabul and free its Afghan citizens from the brutal grip of spiritual henchman Mullah Mohammed Omar and that of his dark-age Sharia led leadership. Seizing upon this new and volatile window of freedom, matriarch Farishta Mansouri along with her husband Hadar normalize their family's efforts by turning her deceased father's Soviet destroyed bookstore into a restaurant.

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01.31.13
7:00 pm
The Wadsworth Antheneum Museum
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The Black Tulip

January 31st - Meet & Greet Reception - Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford
When Taliban authorities deny the turning over of Osama Bin Laden post 911, U.S. Forces rout their leadership from Kabul and free its Afghan citizens from the brutal grip of spiritual henchman Mullah Mohammed Omar and that of his dark-age Sharia led leadership. Seizing upon this new and volatile window of freedom, matriarch Farishta Mansouri along with her husband Hadar normalize their family's efforts by turning her deceased father's Soviet destroyed bookstore into a restaurant.

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01.31.13
7:00 pm
The Wadsworth Antheneum Museum
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“Pitching Man: Satchel Paige, Defying Time" Black History Month Film

VIP Catered Reception and Meet & Greet
PITCHING MAN: Satchel Paige Defying Time is a compelling 55-minute documentary narrated by actor Billy Dee Williams. Over a decade in the making, this film pays homage to a remarkable athlete. Paige was the single most important player in the old Negro Baseball Leagues and an American legend. He was an extraordinary athlete and a genuine original who played the game for forty years on makeshift rural sandlots and in major league ballparks against the best in the game.

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02.13.13
6:30 pm
The Bruce Museum
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"School Daze" Black History Month Film

VIP Catered Reception
School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Based in part on Spike Lee's experiences at Atlanta's Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University, it is a story about fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend.

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02.19.13
6:30 pm
The Bruce Museum
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"The Fields of Margraten: Bitter Harvest" Black History Month Film

VIP Catered Reception
In 1944, the Netherlands town of Margraten had 1300 residents. By the V-Day there lives had been changed forever after a US Army company of 280 African American service men were commanded to take over much of their farm lands and dig the largest American and Allied forces cemetery in World War II, interring over 28,000.

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02.20.13
6:30 pm
The Bruce Museum
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"Privacy" Black History Month Film

VIP Catered Reception and Meet & Greet With Producer: Anre Garrett
Human interaction and communication have come a ways since Paul Revere’s midnight-ride and a call on the “Don Ameche”. We now have, Virtual Worlds, VOIP, Facetime, Chat, TEXT, Facebook, Tweet, MySpace… Yourspace…. and now a “Privacy App”? In the movie “Privacy”, tech savvy college student; Mark and his friend Toby are determined to invent and launch the next Microsoft. Mark has taken Social Media (or possibly anti-social) to a whole new meaning with his new cutting edge spyware mobile device application, aptly named “Privacy App”. 

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02.27.13
6:30 pm
The Bruce Museum
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"Privacy" - Martians & Martinis Sci-Fi Film Series

Featuring an introduction and Q&A with Privacy Producer: Anres Garrett
Tech savvy college student; Mark and his friend Toby are determined to invent and launch the next Microsoft. Mark has taken Social Media (or possibly anti-social) to a whole new meaning with his new cutting edge spyware mobile device application, aptly named “Privacy App”. The app gives new meaning to the word “voyeur”, allowing Mark to remotely view the world from any cell phone in New York City.

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03.09.13
6:00 pm
The Connecticut Science Center
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"The Cardboard Bernini" Q&A With Director & Artist

Refreshments By Somethings Fishy Catering
 "The Cardboard Bernini," examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has built—among many other things-- giant 15 foot tall fighting men, a city, and an ocean-- using paper mache, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. More recently, he has begun making sculptures entirely out of corrugated cardboard and twist ties.

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03.20.13
7:00 pm
Bethel Cinema
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"The Cardboard Bernini"

VIP Catered Reception and Meet & Greet With Artist: James Grashow
 "The Cardboard Bernini," examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has built—among many other things-- giant 15 foot tall fighting men, a city, and an ocean-- using paper mache, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. More recently, he has begun making sculptures entirely out of corrugated cardboard and twist ties.

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03.21.13
6:30 pm
The Bruce Museum
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"Another Earth" - Martians & Martinis Sci-Fi Film Series

Q&A With Director Mike Cahill
In “Another Earth”, Britt Marling (played by actress Rhoda Williams), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s Astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, William Mapother (played by actor John Burroughs), has just reached the pinnicale of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, Tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.  

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04.06.13
7:00 pm
The Connecticut Science Center
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"The Baker" - CTFF Audience Favorite Award Winner

The Baker is a killer comedy about how you can’t escape your past, especially when you’re an ex-hitman... Starring Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Cranford, Layer Cake) and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead), The Baker is written and directed by Gareth Lewis.

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04.07.13
7:00 pm
The Heritage Hotel and Conference Center