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Historical 'Before Homosexuals' Closes 9-Day Hartford LGBT Film Fest

In its 30 years, the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has shown scores of documentaries, usually profiles of famous LGBT men and women, tragic stories about AIDS and stories about 20th- and 21st-century gay rights activists, who worked in atmospheres of suppression and intolerance. "Before Homosexuals"...

  • 'Glory, 'Panique' At Cinestudio

    'Glory, 'Panique' At Cinestudio

    Cinestudio, at 300 Summit St. on the campus of Cinestudio in Hartford, is showing two unique films: a new comedy from Bulgaria and a classic French film noir. "Glory" ("Slava") tells the story of a simple man who is chosen to receive an award from the government, only to have the government official...

  • 'Long Strange Trip' Grateful Dead Movie In Ridgefield

    'Long Strange Trip' Grateful Dead Movie In Ridgefield

    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, will present a highly anticipated documentary about The Grateful Dead on May 28 before its release on Amazon Prime Video. "Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead" tells the story of the legendary band from its founding to the present day. The...

  • Pilot Episode Of 'Mystic' Screening Free At Beer Garden

    Pilot Episode Of 'Mystic' Screening Free At Beer Garden

    On May 28, a beer garden in Mystic will host a free public screening of the pilot episode of a murder-mystery series filmed in that village. "Mystic" tells a story about a woman who has been murdered, her body found floating in the sound. Any number of unpleasant local residents may be the killer:...

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  • Ridgefield Independent Film Fest Features 55 Films

    Ridgefield Independent Film Fest Features 55 Films

    The second annual Ridgefield Independent Film Festival returns May 19 to 21, showing 55 short and feature-length films from 19 countries, as well as student programs, parties, master classes and meet-and-greets, at five locations in this Fairfield County town. Festivities begin at 2:30 p.m. on...

  • 'Rebel Rossa' At Quinnipiac

    'Rebel Rossa' At Quinnipiac

    "Rebel Rossa," a documentary about Irish rebel Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, will be shown May 18 at 6 p.m. in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road in Hamden. The screening is presented by Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University....

  • '3 Idiots' Is Next 'Science On Screen' At Real Art Ways

    '3 Idiots' Is Next 'Science On Screen' At Real Art Ways

    The next film in Real Art Ways' "Science on Screen" series doesn't sound very scientific, but it is the basis of a discussion on "Is Laughter the Best Medicine?" The movie "3 Idiots" is Rajkumar Hirani's 2009 Bollywood comedy about two men looking for their lost buddy, whose journey is fraught...

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  • Bent Knee To Play At Cafe Nine

    Bent Knee To Play At Cafe Nine

    Eclecticism sometimes seems only jarring and over the top. But Boston avant-pop-prog sextet Bent Knee take the disjointed vibe and music-school virtuosity and drive it to crazy, head-scratching places. There are types of complexity that pull you in rather pushing you away. Bent Knee seem to want...

    • Ian Hunter And The Rant Band At Infinity Hall

      Ian Hunter And The Rant Band At Infinity Hall

      Ian Hunter is a one of those British rock legends who — for whatever reason — lives in Connecticut. (The other one that comes to mind is Keith Richards.) Hunter was, of course, the frontman of Mott the Hoople, a band that blended garage rock, glam, blues, boogie, country and plenty of swaggering...

      • Foster The People At College Street

        Foster The People At College Street

        The California indie pop band Foster the People just released a three-song EP of tunes from its forthcoming third album, set for release later this year. Based on the music, the band is dipping into hip-hop and slightly more dance-ready radio pop. Frontman Mark Foster isn't the best rapper, but...

        • Cracker Unplugged At The Warehouse

          Cracker Unplugged At The Warehouse

          In a music industry filled with people who are dismayed and disgusted at the current models of paying artists for streaming music, Cracker's David Lowery is one of the more articulate, data-driven and outspoken critics of the post-MP3 age. Lowery has the not-radical idea that songwriters and singers...

          • Joseph At The Ballroom At The Outer Space

            Joseph At The Ballroom At The Outer Space

            Joseph is a trio made up of three sisters from Oregon who take their name from their grandfather, who they were on a road trip to visit when the group coalesced as a concept. The Closner sisters, Meegan, Natalie and Allison, two of whom are twins, all harmonize in that tight and natural way that...

            • Sharon Barshay Music Community Music Festival At Emanuel Synagogue

              Sharon Barshay Music Community Music Festival At Emanuel Synagogue

              The Emanuel Synagogue's 2017 Sharon Barshay Music Community Music Festival in West Hartford will showcase a fittingly eclectic and diasporic selection of music. The free festival is tailor-made for a picnic, a blanket and open ears. Michael Winograd's acoustic klezmer ensemble will perform music...

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