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CT LGBT Film Festival Marks 29 Years

At the first Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 1988, two of its co-founders, William Mann and Terri Reid, stood in the back of Cinestudio on the opening night to gauge the audience reaction. "We showed the short films of Kenneth Anger. They were experimental films, just completely weird,"...

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  • Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely Honors Her Father's Sacrifice As A Doctor In WWII

    Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely Honors Her Father's Sacrifice As A Doctor In WWII

    This month's featured poet, Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely, is the author of "Letter from Italy: 1944,'' which is the source of an oratorio by the same title with music by Sarah Meneely-Kyder, itself the subject of a PBS Emmy-nominated documentary narrated by Meryl Streep. The oratorio will be performed...

      • Freedom Songs From Marilyn Nelson

        Freedom Songs From Marilyn Nelson

        Here are poems by Marilyn Nelson celebrating rebirth and freedom in the spirit of spring. They bear the former Connecticut poet laureate's distinctive combination of passion and play: a passion for justice and freedom presented with wit and the terrible clarity born of bearing witness to a country's...

          • Gray Jacobik Celebrates Spring

            Gray Jacobik Celebrates Spring

            This month's poems by Gray Jacobik celebrate the publication of her 10th book, "The Banquet: New & Selected Poems." Like many of her earlier books, it has won an important award, in this case The William Meredith Award for Poetry. Poems from the new book presented here in honor of the spring equinox,...

              Museums In Connecticut

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              • Nocturnal 'Electric Paris' At Bruce Museum

                Nocturnal 'Electric Paris' At Bruce Museum

                The walls of the main gallery at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich are currently painted a shade of purple so dark that they're almost black. The lighting is muted, like distant stars in the sky. The official reason for this darkness is that many of the works on show are light-sensitive prints. Still,...

                  • 'Woven Narratives' At MCC On Main Gallery

                    'Woven Narratives' At MCC On Main Gallery

                    At "Woven Narratives," an exhibit of fiber art at MCC on Main Gallery in Manchester, Leslie Giuliani's brightly colored work beckons from across the room. Upon closer inspection, the witty visuals stand out. But up close, what stands out is the description of the media: "encaustic, embroidery,...

                    • Eclectic Exhibits For Summer Viewing

                      Eclectic Exhibits For Summer Viewing

                      Wherever you travel in Connecticut this summer, there will be a new museum exhibit to strike the fancy. In the southwest corner, the Bruce Museum will show photography that studies motion. In the southeast, the Lyman Allyn salutes the civil rights era and LGBT artists. In the heart of the state,...

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                        • NHDocs Film Fest: 11 Days Of Movies In Elm City

                          NHDocs Film Fest: 11 Days Of Movies In Elm City

                          The New Haven Documentary Film Fest, also known as NHDocs, has been around for three years; the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven has been around for 21 years. The International Festival always has a documentary series as part of its events. The two doc series have teamed up to...

                            • Southington Drive In Shows Classic Family Films On Summer Saturdays

                              Southington Drive In Shows Classic Family Films On Summer Saturdays

                              Southington Drive-In, at 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, begins its summer season, showing classic family-friendly movies every Saturday night until the beginning of September. The drive-in is operated by the town. Southington residents pay $10 a carload, others $15 a carload. Each screening has...

                                • "Men & Chicken," "April And The Extraordinary World" At Real Art Ways

                                  "Men & Chicken," "April And The Extraordinary World" At Real Art Ways

                                  Real Art Ways is showing two films in short runs, one a hit Danish comedy and the other a French steampunk adventure. "Men & Chicken" stars Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal") as a man who, with his brother, goes on a quest to discover more about their late father. The men find more than they bargained...

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