| 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 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Douglas Tirola's All In: The Poker Movie, makes the case that nothing is more American than poker. The game involves risk, skill, chance, luck, a competitive edge, a desire to win, the ability to bluff, and, yes, money. Also, as numerous clips attest,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Storytelling and shenanigans take center stage at Real Art Ways on Saturday, with writers Aimee Bender, Yoni Brenner, Ellen Ferguson, William Giraldi, Ben Greenman, Dan Kennedy, Daniel Nester and others reading their humorous contributions to Kugelmass, a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Don't tell David Holub you think a joke's gone on too long. That's the kind he likes.
"When I say Kugelmass is a journal of literary humor, people say 'What do you mean by that?'," says David Holub, the still-young publication's founder and editor. "I...