| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
1) Film Fridays: Blazing Saddles, Von der Mehden Hall, University of Connecticut, 875 Coventry Rd., Storrs Mansfield, (860) 486-2260. Rated R. Doors open 7 p.m. Fri., Jul. 5, sfa.uconn.edu/vdm.html. $5 cash admission.
2) Free Movies After Dark: A League...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision this morning to allow married gay and lesbian couples to receive federal benefits under the law was a huge victory for the gay rights movement, a ruling that affects a great number of Connecticut residents and...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Nov. 16, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Ross McElwee's documentaries aren't always easy to watch. There are painful silences, awkward blank stares into the camera, and moments where people...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:40 AM
A 17-members rock "arkestra," led by writer/guitarist/producer Greg Tate. Special guests, including Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. The awesomeness of Real Art Ways. And the music of ... Steely Dan? Mind-blowing, really. We're so used to hearing...