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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"...

  • Southington Drive-In Opening 5th Season Of Family Film Classics

    Southington Drive-In Opening 5th Season Of Family Film Classics

    Southington Drive-In, the town-owned movie theater at 995 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, begins begin its fifth season of film screenings of classic family-friendly films. Each Saturday from June 3 to Sept. 2, the gates will open at 6 p.m. and the movies will begin when it gets dark. Southington residents...

  • Free New Haven Documentary Film Fest Leads Into Arts & Ideas

    Free New Haven Documentary Film Fest Leads Into Arts & Ideas

    The fourth annual New Haven Documentary Film Festival runs June 1 to 8, with screenings of short and feature films at Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St.; the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St.; and Cafe Nine, 250 State St. After June 8, the documentary film festival run by the International...

  • Romantic 'Mood Indigo' At Atheneum

    Romantic 'Mood Indigo' At Atheneum

    Michel Gondry, who made "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "The Science of Sleep," is back with another romantic fantasy. "Mood Indigo" tells the story of Colin, a Frenchman who invents strange things. He is in love with the fetching Chloe. When a flower starts growing inside her lung,...

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  • 'Disturbing The Peace,' 'Generation Zero' At Real Art Ways

    'Disturbing The Peace,' 'Generation Zero' At Real Art Ways

    In the Middle East, nothing is more unchanging than conflict, but many in that region are looking forward to a more harmonious future. On Thursday, June 1, Real Art Ways in Hartford is holding a one-time-only screening of a documentary about a group of would-be peacemakers. "Disturbing the Peace"...

  • 5 CT-Made Shorts Part Of Greenwich Film Festival

    5 CT-Made Shorts Part Of Greenwich Film Festival

    The 3rd annual Greenwich International Film Festival will be held June 1 to 4, with short and feature-length films, panel discussions, a concert and an awards ceremony at various locations in Greenwich. Celebrities scheduled to appear include Flo Rida, Sophia Bush, Mark Teixeira, Christy Turlington...

  • 'A Whole New Day,' Short Film Starring James Gandolfini, In Ivoryton

    'A Whole New Day,' Short Film Starring James Gandolfini, In Ivoryton

    The village of Ivoryton will play host to actress/artist Kathrine Narducci this week with a screening of a short film and an exhibit of her artworks. "A Whole New Day," released in 1999, stars Narducci and James Gandolfini, with whom she appeared in the show "The Sopranos." The comic short tells...

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  • Bear’s Owners To Open Chango Rosa In Union Station

    Bear’s Owners To Open Chango Rosa In Union Station

    Bear's Smokehouse's smoked meats are about to find their way into tortillas, empanadas, tamales and pupusas. Jamie and Cheryl McDonald's next concept, Chango Rosa (or "Pink Monkey") will take over Hartford's iconic former Hot Tomato's restaurant at Union Station, offering a menu of Latin comfort...

  • 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...

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