Movies, Big And Small, Playing In Hartford Area


Assassination Nation: Action comedy about a computer hack in a small town and its aftermath. Limited release. R.

Bel Canto: Julianne Moore thriller about an opera singer caught in a hostage situation. Limited release.

Bisbee 17: Documentary about migrant farm workers in 1917 Arizona. Real Art Ways.

Fahrenheit 11/9: Michael Moore documentary about Donald Trump. Limited release. R.

Foreign Body: Drama about a Tunisian immigrant in France. Real Art Ways.

The House with the Clock in its Walls: Fantasy about a clock that can change the future. In 2D and IMAX. Wide release. PG.

Life Itself: Oscar Isaac-Olivia Wilde drama about a man and his troubled life. Wide release. R.

Lizzie: Chloe Sevigny portrays Lizzie Borden in this historical drama. Limited release. R.

Mandy: Nicolas Cage thriller about a man on a mission of vengeance against a religious sect. Limited release..

Zoo: Historical drama about zoo animals during the Blitz. Real Art Ways. PG.


BlacKkKlansman: Comedy, R. Spike Lee fact-based story of a black man who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan is blistering and immensely entertaining.

Christopher Robin: Fantasy, PG. Ewan McGregor stars as the grown-up Christopher Robin in a story that is wise and kind.

Crazy Rich Asians: Romantic comedy, PG-13. Story of a New Yorker in Singapore is a flawed comedy but a vital milestone in racially inclusive cinema.

Juliet, Naked: Comic drama, R. Story of a woman who falls in love with a reclusive star is charming and smart.

The Meg: Sci-fi, PG-13. Horror about people trapped underwater is entertaining but forgettable.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Action, PG-13. Latest in the “Mission Impossible” franchise starring Tom Cruise is full of good stunts and fun twists.

The Nun: Horror, R. Story about a haunted convent is a well made, throwback ‘70s gothic epic.

Operation Finale: Historical, R. Drama about Israeli agents’ search for Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann has an important message buried under routine filmmaking.

Peppermint: Action, R. Jennifer Garner thriller about a woman seeking revenge is super violent.

The Predator: Horror, R. Thriller about a lethal hunter threatening the human race is too plotty, clichéd and violent.

Searching: Mystery, PG-13. John Cho mystery about a man in search of his missing daughter is clever but the plot is thin.

A Simple Favor: Thriller, R. Blake Lively crime drama about a woman’s disappearance is satisfyingly campy.

Slender Man: Horror, PG-13. Thriller about a mysterious man linked to a series of disappearances is a big nothing.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption: Biographical drama, the sequel to “Unbroken.” Limited release. PG-13.

We the Animals: Drama, R. Story of three brothers and their unstable parents is heartbreaking.

White Boy Rick: Crime drama, R. Story of a FBI informant-turned-drug trafficker isn’t gritty enough in the crime segments but it is a good story of a family coming apart.

The Wife: Drama, R. Story of the wife of a Nobel laureate is a glorious acting showcase for Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.


93Queen: Chronicle of a volunteer fire corps made up of Hasidic women. Closes Thursday at Real Art Ways.

An American in Paris: Filmed presentation of stage production of the classic George and Ira Gershwin musical. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 and 6 p.m. Venues:

Carmen: Filmed presentation of production by Zurich Opera of classic Bizet opera. Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook and the Garde Arts Center in New London.

Custody: French-language story about a custody battle. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Avon Theatre in Stamford.

Dark Money: Documentary about untraceable corporate money going to political candidates. Closes Thursday at Real Art Ways.

Deconstructing the Beatles: Rubber Soul: Documentary about the classic album. Monday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield Theatre Company.

Digimon Adventure Tri.: Future: Anime adventure about the DigiDestined saving the world. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Venues:

The Guilty: Danish-language thriller about a police dispatcher who gets a call from a kidnapped woman. Sunday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at Avon Theatre in Stamford.

Little Women: Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel, set in the present day. Pre-release screenings on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at Cinemark Buckland Hills and the Cinemark West Springfield, Mass. PG-13,

Moses: Filmed stage production based on the Biblical story. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Venues:

Seeing Allred: Documentary about women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Wallingford library.

Theevandi: Bollywood political satire. Malayalam with subtitles. Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. at Parkade Cinemas in Manchester.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Thirteen short films about nature and environmentalism. Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Canton Town Hall, 4 Market St. $20.


Black Panther: Superhero movie from 2018 about a king defending his kingdom. Saturday, Sept. 22, at sunset at the Municipal Stadium parking lot at 1200 Watertown Ave. in Waterbury. Admission is $10 walk-ins, $20 a carload, proceeds benefiting Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury. PG-13.

Like Water for Chocolate: Mexican 1992 fantasy romance about a magical chef. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Autorino Center at University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave. in West Hartford. R.

Mighty Times: The Children’s March: Documentary about a 1963 civil rights protest in Baltimore. Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. at Charter Oak International Academy, 425 Oakwood Ave. in West Hartford.

Pirate Radio: Philip Seymour Hoffman 2009 comic drama about rogue DJs in the 1960s who play rock music, against authorities’ wishes. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport. R.

Rebel Without a Cause: James Dean 1955 drama about a young man with a troubled past. Sunday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 26. At 2 and 7 p.m. Venues:

Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads concert film from 1984. Friday, Sept. 21, at 9:15 p.m. at Mystic Luxury Cinemas.

Summer with Monika and Sawdust and Tinsel: Double feature of Ingmar Bergman films. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Whitney Humanities Center, at 53 Wall St. at Yale University in New Haven. Free.

Today’s Special: Comedy from 2009 about a chef in New York who taps into his heritage by cooking Indian food. Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:15 p.m. at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. R.


This week’s free movie is How to Make an American Quilt. The 1995 drama stars Winona Ryder in a story about stories told by the members of a quilt-sewing circle. It will be shown Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., as part of its quilt exhibit. It is rated PG-13. Popcorn and pizza are free.

For more free movies, check your local library website.


3-D theater, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. Showtimes:

Amazon Adventure, Backyard Wilderness


IMAX theater, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk. Showtimes:

Backyard Wilderness, Pandas

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