| Aug 13, 2012
| 11:55 AM
New Haven artist Ronnie Rysz, whose works hang at Real Art Ways through mid-September as part of an exhibition called Closed Circle, has an interesting day job: he creates custom prosthetics for soldiers and civilians who are missing limbs. That might not...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei (pictured) is a badass, plain and simple. He's been outspoken about his country's policies for years. He's been beat up, his blog has been taken down, his studio bulldozed, but as the title of this documentary by...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:50 AM
The Queen of Versailles
Directed by Lauren Greenfield, showing at the Criterion, 86 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 498-2500, bowtiecinemas.com; Bethel Cinama, 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, (203) 778-2100, bethelcinema.com, and Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St.,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Connecticut artist John O'Donnell's current exhibit at Real Art Ways, Ponzi Structure, dives head-long into the structure of failure, much like the financial schemes that wiped out many Madoff victims' bank accounts a couple of years ago. A self-...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show
Film screening, Q&A, and book signing
Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9, $20, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
You can say what you will about Crispin Glover, but...