Oscar Shorts at the Ivoryton Library

Ivoryton Library 106 Main Street, Ivoryton

Oscar Nominations are out and what are those Short Films, anyway? Join us to watch 9 of the 15 films over two Sundays, February 25 & March 3, at 6:00 pm.  The films will be grouped according to duration to keep each evening under 2.5 hours. Snacks and beverages provided but feel free to BYO.   For more information

Award-Winning Film Screening and Conversation: ‘Below Surface’ An Exploration of Connectedness, Community, and Healthy Longevity

The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road, Westport

Screening in the Library’s Trefz Forum, Below Surface is an award-winning short documentary that reveals the extraordinary power of community through an unlikely subject: a YMCA Aquafit class – that is, the Westport/Weston YMCA. This exercise class, led by gifted and compassionate instructor Patty Kondub, inspired the connection among a group of multicultural and multigenerational individuals as they worked to keep fit, build relationships, and move forward with health and mindfulness for themselves and each other. The documentary gathers numerous moving stories from the class participants, and the instructor, to demonstrate how kindness and caring for others, combined with exercise, can be an antidote for grief, stress, and physical illness. Below Surface was directed by Lukas Hauser, produced by Judith Bookbinder, and executive producers were Mary Lake Polan and Frank Bennack. The film has screened at the Paley Center for Media in New York City and at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. It was an official selection at film festivals around the country including Sarasota Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, American Documentary Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Berkshire International Film Festival, New Haven Doc Film Festival, and many more. For more information 

Screenwriting with Janet Roach: THE HOOK

Connecticut College Mohegan Avenue Parkway, New London

Screenwriting Workshop With Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Janet Roach: Part 1: THE HOOK Mystic Film Institute is delighted to announce part 1 in a series of intensive screenwriting workshops led by Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Janet Roach. You may attend a stand-alone workshop or immerse yourself in the full experience by taking all three. Whether you're honing your skills for Act II, mastering plot points, or revealing dynamic character evolution, each workshop is a unique opportunity to elevate your storytelling. For more information

$172.57

Film Screening and Talk: Hernmarck Tapestries at Hudson Yards

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield

Please join us for a film screening of Hernmarck Tapestries at Hudson Yards followed by a post-film talk with artist Helena Hernmarck and The Aldrich’s Executive Director Cybele Maylone. This 20-minute film presents tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck’s latest major commission: two sets of monumental tapestries for a residential lobby at 35 Hudson Yards in New York City. It showcases Helena’s ongoing collaboration with weavers and spinners in Sweden, as well as the complex design and installation requirements for this unique commission. Above all, it highlights the ongoing relevance of tapestry as an artform in contemporary architectural settings. For tickets and more information

2024 International Fly Fishing Film Festival : Stamford CT

Stamford JCC 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford

March 22, 2024: Stamford March 29, 2024: Fairfield Still time to get your tickets for the international fly fishing film festival! This March, we’ve partnered up with Candlewood Valley and Nutmeg TU for THREE special showings of the IF4 in Bethel, Stamford, and Fairfield CT.  For more information    Still time to get your tickets for the international fly fishing film festival! This March, we’ve partnered up with Candlewood Valley and Nutmeg TU for THREE special showings of the IF4 in Bethel, Stamford, and Fairfield CT.

$20

“Like Notes of Music” : Film Screening and Artist Talk with Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff

Lyme Public Library 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme

The Lyme Library is honored to have internationally-known artist Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff appear to screen the film about his life and work “Like Notes of Music” and then speak about his paintings and inspirations. Mr. Peltenburg-Brechneff will also have copies of his books, “The Greek House”, “Into the Garden” and”Homage” available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be available. A reception to follow  from 4 to 6 PM at the Cooley Gallery. To register email programreg@lymepl.org

2024 International Fly Fishing Film Festival : Fairfield

Scandanavian Club 1351 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield

March 29, 2024: Fairfield Still time to get your tickets for the international fly fishing film festival! This March, we’ve partnered up with Candlewood Valley and Nutmeg TU for THREE special showings of the IF4 in Bethel, Stamford, and Fairfield CT.  For more information    Still time to get your tickets for the international fly fishing film festival! This March, we’ve partnered up with Candlewood Valley and Nutmeg TU for THREE special showings of the IF4 in Bethel, Stamford, and Fairfield CT.

$20

New Haven Symphony Orchestra “Renaissance Rhythms: From Harlem to New Haven,”Film Screening: Unsung Heroes: The Music of Jazz in New Haven

Stetson Branch Library 197 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will present “Renaissance Rhythms: From Harlem to New Haven,” a week of programs spanning the week of April 6- 14, which explore the artistic outpouring of music, theatre, and writing that flourished in both the Harlem Renaissance and New Haven’s Renaissance during the same era. Join us for a Film Screening and community talkback discussion of Jazz Haven’s Unsung Heroes, a documentary that depicts the fantastic jazz scene in New Haven from the Harlem Renaissance period through World War II. Talkback panelists include IfeMichelle Gardin, Founder and Executive Director of KulturallyLIT.   Registration is strongly recommended