NOW PLAYING: The Two Faces of January; The Blue Room; 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH; Pump


COMING SOON: LISTEN UP PHILIP; Expedition to the end of the world; Pelican Dreams

Science on screen: 2013-2014 SEASON SCHEDULE

FILM FIELDTRIPS: Read more here


The Two Faces of January

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"There's a mystery here, some thrills and blood, but mostly there are beautiful people and the kind of human hunger that devours everything and everyone in sight."
- New York Times

Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide.

Directed by Hossein Amini

(Rated PG-13 | In English, 96 minutes)




The Blue Room

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"Thank heaven for French movies like Mathieu Amalric's The Blue Room, which compactly addresses the ecstasies and occasionally dangerous consequences of intimate contact."
- Time Magazine

Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller directed by and starring Mathieu Amalric.

Directed by Mathieu Amalric

(In French with English subtitles, 1hr. 16 min)



 Nick Cave

20,000 Days on Earth
A Documentary about Nick Cave

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"It's right up there with the best rock documentaries. That is, if you can call it a documentary." - San Francisco Chronicle

"[Nina Simone] put a spell on him, and now Nick Cave, with his lugubrious sleights of hand, does much the same to us."
- The New Yorker

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

Directed by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

(In English, 97 minutes)





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"As far as documentaries go, the film is exhaustively researched, interviewed and documented." - Los Angeles Times

Pump is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump.

Directed by Joshua Tickell

(In English, 88 minutes)

Stay after the opening night screening for a discussion led by Joel Rinebold, Director of Energy Initiatives at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.


 Listen Up Philip

Listen Up Philip

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"I can't think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes, directly or obliquely, in action or in idea, the stuff of art."
- The New Yorker

Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work.

When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

Directed by Alex Ross Perry

(In English, 109 minutes)


 Expedition to the End of the World

Expedition to the End of the World

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"Dencik's travelogue reveals a journey with curious traces of the past, eye-popping encounters with a wild present and ... a weighted reminder of our future as stewards of the Earth." - Los Angeles Times

An epic journey the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of North-East Greenland, where brave sailors encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their encounter with new, unknown parts of the world, the crew of scientists and artists also confront the existential questions of life.

Directed by Daniel Dencik

(In English and Danish, 90 minutes)


 Pelican Dreams

Pelican Dreams

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What's it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? Sundance-and-Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving ("The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill") follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges.

Directed by Mark Bittner and Judy Irving

(In English, 80 minutes)


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Film Field Trips for School Groups

Available films:
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
Mighty Times: The Children's March
A Place at the Table
Bloods and Crips: Made in America
Favela Rising

Read film descriptions and find out more about our Education Programs here.

Contact Lindsey Fyfe at 860.232.1006 x129 for more information.

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