| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Hartford's Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and CPTV host this reception/screening/talk-back for the upcoming PBS American Experience documentary The Abolitionists (movie still pictured above). which tells the stories of Stowe, Frederick Douglass, William...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:11 PM
There is a science to the way products are placed on supermarket shelves, and it is one that can stealthily influences our choices.
What it is not is a likely subject matter for a spiky workplace comedy-drama mash-up. And yet it is just specific and...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered.
"Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter....
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Looks like Lady Gaga is tearing another page out of the Madonna platinum-blond, pop-superstar playbook.
In the early '90s, Madonna launched a new phase of her career by allowing director Alek Keshishian to make a documentary, "Truth or Dare," about...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:16 PM
"Just because he may have been a nasty little man and a nasty anti-Semite doesn't mean that his music is not as supreme as it is."
That assessment comes from a Richard Wagner scholar in the documentary "Wagner & Me" (at the Siskel Film Center through...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Director Roger Ingraham, along with two additional Stafford Springs residents and an international team of seekers, traveled to South Africa to document — and perhaps absorb — the spiritual lives of the Zulu. The resulting documentary, "The...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Waiting For Lightning
Dec. 7, call for showtimes, Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 498-2500, bowtiecinemas.com
"Goals can be dangerous." So says pro skateboarder Rodney Mullen about 35 minutes into Waiting for Lightning, a...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 2:44 PM
On Monday, we brought you news that Dave Grohl's filmmaking debut, "Sound City," would premiere next month at Sundance. Now, the Foo Fighters frontman has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming documentary, which is named after the film's subject: a grungy...
| Dec 6, 2012
*** (out of four)
Hindsight can be awfully depressing and frequently chilling.
You may already know the story of the five people in “The Central Park Five.” On April 19, 1989, a woman jogging in New York’s Central Park was beaten and...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...