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Let's get together to see films that most people don't want to see because... You have read subtitles or... the actors look like you and me and not the beautiful Hollywood stars. Hartford has at least 7 screens in the area dedicated to alternative cinema (Cinema City at Bow-Tie (4), CineStudio (Trinity College), Aetna Theatre at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Real Art Ways). There are also foreign films shown in Bloomfield and at Wesleyan (a great secret movie place). Most of the films that I see at the national (and some from the international) film festivals that I attend show up in Hartford. If you enjoy venturing outside of mainstream film, have (or want to increase) eclectic tastes or are at least curious, this group is for you. My interests lie in Bollywood, small cinema, thrillers, westerns, almost anything that is shown in a movie house. Let's go see more movies.

Upcoming events (5+)

Movies Under the Stars: "Pillow Talk"

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Wadsworth Atheneum's July summer films - in their courtyard if the weather is good, in the Aetna Theater if the weather is poor - feature Doris Day. Description of 1959's PILLOW TALK: "A playboy songwriter’s (Rock Hudson's) succession of romances annoys his female neighbor (Doris Day), who shares a telephone party line with him and overhears all his flirting (but has never seen him). After laying eyes on her, the playboy sets about to seduce his neighbor under the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. When mutual friend Jonathan ("Tony Randall") discovers that his best friend is moving in on the woman he desires, sparks fly." USA. 98 minutes. Not Rated. Directed by Michael Gordon. Starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053172/ ADDITIONAL DETAILS: https://www.thewadsworth.org/event/movies-under-the-stars-pillow-talk/?instance_id=29489 COST: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID MEMBERS: $7 or free for Film Stars.

Movies in the Park 2019: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

As always: Bring blankets or chairs. Picnics optional. Lights and bug spray recommended. Film times are approximate - showings begin around sunset. YOU are responsible for checking to see whether the film has been rescheduled - my work travel means I am not always in town on the film dates and therefore I am probably not able to post an update in time if the film shifts to a rain date. That is why I try to include links to Facebook pages or other websites for each film.

Movies in the Park 2019: "Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse"

As always: Bring blankets or chairs. Picnics optional. Lights and bug spray recommended. Film times are approximate - showings begin around sunset. YOU are responsible for checking to see whether the film has been rescheduled - my work travel means I am not always in town on the film dates and therefore I am probably not able to post an update in time if the film shifts to a rain date. That is why I try to include links to Facebook pages or other websites for each film.

Movies in the Park 2019: "Ant Man & The Wasp"

Dunkin' Donuts Park

As always: Bring blankets or chairs. Picnics optional. Lights and bug spray recommended. Film times are approximate - showings begin around sunset. YOU are responsible for checking to see whether the film has been rescheduled - my work travel means I am not always in town on the film dates and therefore I am probably not able to post an update in time if the film shifts to a rain date. That is why I try to include links to Facebook pages or other websites for each film.

Past events (677)

Movies Under the Stars: "Teacher's Pet"

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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