Every month the Wadsworth Atheneum schedules a movie to end its First Thursday evening. In March it will be "Il Postino", a romantic comedy from 1994. Summary: "A postman learns to appreciate poetry while delivering mail to a famous visiting poet. He uses his new knowledge to woo the local beauty." Italy. 108 min. Rated G. Directed by Michael Radford. Read the Roger Ebert (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19950623/REVIEWS/506230302/1023) review. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110877/
I set the start time at the time I am likely to head for the Aetna Theatre lobby. Feel free to come earlier to enjoy First Thursday! It starts at 5:00pm, costs just $5 (including the film) and is free to members and students with current ID. In addition the Wadsworth Atheneum posted this on their Facebook page: "Wear orange to next week's First Thursday and you'll get in free." I'll definitely be wearing orange on March 7th!
For March the theme is "Light My Fire!" to celebrate the opening of Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy. You can tour the exhibit, enjoy heavenly harp music and a capella opera, watch Sea Tea Improv (http://seateaimprov.com/) put a comic spin on Caravaggio, place your head in a cut out of a Caravaggio painting by Vendetti Imaging, taste Italian food and wine, and participate in their monthly art activity by sketching live models in poses inspired by Caravaggio paintings.