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Music Doc 'Hired Gun' At Area Theaters

The 2013 film "20 Feet from Stardom" won an Oscar for best documentary, telling the stories of backup singers who worked with superstar singers. A movie showing in four local theaters Thursday, June 29, tells a similar story, about instrumental musicians who work with rock acts. "Hired Gun: Out...

  • 'Hunting In Wartime' At Hartford History Center

    'Hunting In Wartime' At Hartford History Center

    On Thursday, June 29, the Hartford Public Library will show a documentary about Native Americans who fought in Vietnam. "Hunting in Wartime" tells the story of Tlingit men from Hoonah, Alaska, who enlisted in the military and went to Southeast Asia. Filmmaker Samantha Farinella probes into why...

  • Tony Bill To Speak At 'The Graduate' Screening At Atheneum

    Tony Bill To Speak At 'The Graduate' Screening At Atheneum

    In the early '60s, Tony Bill was fresh out of college and serious-minded about his career in the film industry. He couldn't relate to the beach-party movies that were everywhere those days. Then he read Charles Webb's novel "The Graduate" and found a soul mate in the character Ben Braddock. "I...

  • 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?' In Manchester, North Haven

    'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?' In Manchester, North Haven

    "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" was a sensation when it was released in 1962, a Grand Guignol story of two elderly sisters who hate each other. The classic film got a big publicity boost this year when the FX Network broadcast "Feud," a retelling of the hatred between the film's two stars, Bette...

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  • National Theatre Live's 'Salomé' At Cinestudio

    National Theatre Live's 'Salomé' At Cinestudio

    A tale out of the Bible has been radically reimagined by London's National Theatre. In the Bible, "Salomé" tells the story of the beautiful but ruthless dancer who demands, and gets, the head of John the Baptist. In the new NT Live version, directed by Yaël Farber, creates a Salomé who is the leader...

  • ‘America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age’ At Mark Twain House

    ‘America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age’ At Mark Twain House

    Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner coined the term "The Gilded Age" in their 1873 novel "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today." So the screening planned on June 22 at the Mark Twain House & Museum is wholly appropriate. "America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age" is about American artists working...

  • Hartford Parks Hosting Free Friday-Night Summer Movies

    Hartford Parks Hosting Free Friday-Night Summer Movies

    The annual summer series of free Friday-night outdoor movie screenings in Hartford parks begins June 30 and will run through the end of August. The first screening, originally scheduled for June 16, was postponed due to rain. This year, the newly opened Dunkin' Donuts Park will join the lineup....

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  • 'West Side Story' At Ivoryton

    'West Side Story' At Ivoryton

    What would summer be without "West Side Story" at some small Connecticut theater? The Bernstein/Laurents/Sondheim/Robbins street fight is at the Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton (Essex) from July 5 to 30. Tony is played by Stephen Mir, and Maria is Mia Pinero. The cast runs to 22 people,...

      • Fourth Of July: Where Are The Fireworks?

        Fourth Of July: Where Are The Fireworks?

        The Fourth of July is on a Tuesday this year, which means for some of us it's still possible to stretch the holiday into a four-day weekend, but the fireworks and celebrations of our nation's birthday are all over the place for the next few weeks. Thanks to private funding from Mohegan Sun and...

      • Massive 'Gallery Of The Louvre' By Sam Morse At NBMAA

        Massive 'Gallery Of The Louvre' By Sam Morse At NBMAA

        The new exhibit in the Don and Virginia Davis Gallery at New Britain Museum of American Art is made up of one painting. The massive artwork, "Gallery of the Louvre," was painted starting in 1831 by Samuel F.B. Morse. It depicts painters, sketchers and writers working in a gallery full of some of...

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