If the Inuit film at the Wadsworth Atheneum doesn't interest you, there will be a film at Real Art Ways (on Arbor Street in Hartford) which was commissioned by Le Musee d'Orsay!
"Summer Hours" Friday, July 17 - Thursday, July 23 Listen to an interview with the director Olivier Assayas
" a near perfect blend of humor and heartbreak, a lyrical masterwork ...Assayas creates that rare summer movie ? one that matters." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"extraordinary ...packed nearly to bursting with rich meaning and deep implication." A.O. Scott, The New York Times
A family is forced to decode the meaning behind objects when the matriarch dies, leaving behind a carefully furnished mansion. Summer Hours was commissioned by the Musee D'Orsay for their 20th anniversary.
(France, 103 min) in French with English subtitles
Fri 7/17: 5 PM Sat 7/18 & Sun 7/19: 2:40 PM, 4:50 PM Mon 7/20 - Thurs 7/23: 5 PM
Stephanie Zacharek | Salon.com Review J. Hoberman | Village Voice Review
Parlez-vous français? Looking to speak French? Come meet other Francophiles and Francophones pour conversation en français. At least an intermediate level of proficiency is necessary. Venez prendre un café ou thé et bavardez avec nous! The people are very nice- très sympa! They come from all over the world- at least 16 countries represented! All ages welcome. Please note: this is not a class nor a course for those wanting to start learning French.
We meet in the back room of Panera Bread, 2542 Albany Avenue next to Staples at Bishop's Corner, West Hartford. It is in the northwest corner of the plaza. Bienvenue! We meet once per month on the 2nd Wednesday from 7-9:15 PM. We welcome new members. Please do RSVP so we will know to expect you.
Those of you needing directions to Panera: If you are using mapquest or GPS, it will likely send you on a long uncomfortable route. Best: I-84, exit 43, turn RIGHT then QUICK LEFT. You will be on TroutBrook Dr. Stay on it until the first big intersection (Albany Ave) after you pass the UCONN branch. Turn left on Albany Ave, then turn right at the third light, into the Staples/Panera parking lot.