| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The House I Live In
At Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org, from Friday, March 15 through Thursday, March 21.
Eugene Jarecki's wrenching documentary on our failed national War on Drugs, "The House I Live In," in some senses...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
We frequently sing the praises of Hartford's super-hip Real Art Ways, our local portal into the world of amazing avant-garde films, art, theater, music and unclassifiable happenings. It's a fun parlor game trying to figure out what they'll program next,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The Source Family
June 21, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
If naked hippies are your thing, you probably want to see The Source Family, a documentary about a southern California cult from the early '70s. It's full of them,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
Opens Friday, June 7, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Magic tricks are best seen up close. For maximum mind-blowing effect, you want to be able to...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:15 AM
For its 26th spin around the projector, the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival spreads out among some of the area's best movie-viewing locations, including Trinity College's Cinestudio (the site of most of the screenings), Real Art Ways, Spotlight...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:51 AM
“Strange Natures,” an exhibit of work by Melissa Brown, Fritz Horstman, Joseph Smolinksi, Anahita Vossougi and the collaborative team of Johannes DeYoung and Natalie Westbrook, will be at Institute Library, 847 Chapel St. in New Haven, from...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:15 AM
New London artist Sam Ekwurtzel blurs the lines between sculpture and seafaring with On the Beach, an exhibit appearing at Real Art Ways until mid-August. Ekwurtzel's large-scale designs (that's one pictured above), made out of native white pine,...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Directed by Cate Shortland, opens April 26 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006
Any modern filmmaker caters to the senses of sight and sound by definition — it's a much trickier thing to convey...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Directed by Shane Carruth, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Shane Carruth wants to preach the gospel of the spirit pig and the mind-control worm to you, and damned if his new movie Upstream...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Elastic Aspects, the new release by the Matthew Shipp Trio, rumbles to life with a bowed bass and some nebulous percussion; you don't hear Shipp's distinctive piano clusters and slinky lines until two minutes or so into the album. This is ideal music...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year.
That's the word from the...