BULLET TRAINEnds Sep 1 MACK & RITAOpens Sep 2 GOOD WILL HUNTINGOpens Sep 2 THE BATMANOpens Sep 5 ALL MAN: The International Male StoryOpens Sep 8 THE GOOD BOSSOpens Sep 9 E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialOpens Sep 16 GOD'S COUNTRYOpens Sep 23 VESPEROpens Sep 30 MANHATTAN SHORT 25th Annual Film FestivalOpens Oct 2
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BULLET TRAIN(126min. R) 2022 David Leitch, directorEnds Sep 1Saturday, Aug 27 2:00 PM Saturday, Aug 27 7:30 PM Sunday, Aug 28 2:00 PM Monday, Aug 29 7:30 PM Tuesday, Aug 30 7:30 PM Wednesday, Aug 31 7:30 PM Thursday, Sep 1 7:30 PM MACK & RITA(94min. PG-13) 2022 USA Katie Aselton, directorOpens Sep 2Diane Keaton (The Godfather, Annie Hall, Something’s Gotta Give) stars in a new comedy that flips the Hollywood concept that older women pine for their youth. Weighed down by other people’s expectations, 30-year-old Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) joins a bachelorette trip in Palm Springs. After a wild party, Mack wakes up as her 70-year-old self, Rita (Diane Keaton). Rita quickly discovers there is much to be enjoyed at her age: flirting with a cute dog-walker (Dustin Milligan), sharing life’s ups and down with the women in her wine club, and being her true self. The 76-year-old Keaton is a marvel as she channels the trendy “coastal grandmother style,” still an actress with impeccable timing and charm..Friday, Sep 2 7:30 PM Saturday, Sep 3 2:00 PM Saturday, Sep 3 7:30 PM Sunday, Sep 4 2:00 PM Monday, Sep 5 5:00 PM Tuesday, Sep 6 3:00 PM Wednesday, Sep 7 7:30 PM Thursday, Sep 8 5:00 PM GOOD WILL HUNTING(126min. R) 1997 USA Gus Van Sant, directorOne Night Only Sep 2A big welcome to First Year students to Cinestudio, an independent non-profit cinema that screens films seven days a week. And as part of Move-In Weekend, Good Will Hunting is free to Trinity staff, faculty and students! You won’t believe how young Matt Damon and Ben Affleck look in this 1997 hit set at MIT, where a young janitor (Damon) is a math genius who lacks the confidence to pursue his education. While pining over Harvard student Skylar (Minnie Driver) and hanging with homeboy Chucky (Affleck), he also gets a kick solving complex equations on the chalkboard of Professor Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard). Lambeau convinces the working-class wunderkind to get counseling from an unorthodox therapist (Robin Williams), who dives in deep to find the source of his inner conflicts.Friday, Sep 2 9:30 PM THE BATMAN(176min. PG-13) 2022 USA Matt Reeves, directorOne Night Only Sep 5As part of Trinity’s Move-In Weekend, Trinity students, faculty and staff enjoy free admission to The Batman at Cinestudio! Every new generation gets its own reboot of Batman, the mysterious superhero without super powers, who battles evil-doers in Gotham City. In 2022, it’s Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse, Tenet) who relies more on his detecting skills than macho posturing. The rest of the fresh cast includes Zoe Kravitz playing the morally ambiguous Catwoman, and Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood) as the Riddler, a remorseless serial killer with a grudge against Batman/Bruce Wayne’s family. While epic battles rain destruction on Gotham City, Batman’s refusal to let the great city be crushed keeps hope alive.Monday, Sep 5 8:30 PM Out Film CT Queer ThursdaysALL MAN: The International Male Story(83min. NR) 2022 USA BRYAN DARLING, JESSE FINLEY REED, directorOpens Sep 8It’s September, it’s nominally cooler, and it’s the perfect time for getting buff – or at least, looking at men who are. This month’s Queer Thursday selection is an affectionate look back at the iconic men’s clothing catalogue that 1) gave gay men permission to ogle hot models 2) influenced 70s and 80s fashion with wildly clashing shirts to leopard skin thongs, and 3) inspired women to get their partners to up their fashion game. Gene Burkard launched International Male in 1976, struggled through the AIDS/HIV epidemic, but found the inspiration to keep publishing until 2007. All Man buzzes with interviews with Burkard’s colleagues, models, social commentators, and men who found in its pages a promise of a more accepting world.Thursday, Sep 8 7:30 PM THE GOOD BOSS(120min. NR) 2021 Spain Fernando León de Aranoa, directorOpens Sep 9This unexpected hit won six Goya Awards (Spain’s Oscars) for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Original Screenplay, Score and Editing. Filled with unadulterated laughs, it is also a satire of corporate capitalism. The versatile Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men, The Sea Inside) gives a superb performance as Blanco, a charming factory owner with zero principals to his name. Hoping to win an upcoming business award, he tries to spiff up the facilities and downsize his employees (including a longtime employee (Óscar de la Fuente). But not everything is under his control, as the employee starts a protest camp outside the factory, machinery goes haywire, and Blanco’s seduction of a young employee (Almudena Amor) is not entirely consequence-free...Friday, Sep 9 7:30 PM Saturday, Sep 10 2:00 PM Saturday, Sep 10 7:30 PM Sunday, Sep 11 2:00 PM Monday, Sep 12 7:30 PM Tuesday, Sep 13 7:30 PM Wednesday, Sep 14 7:30 PM Thursday, Sep 15 7:30 PM E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial(114min. PG) 1982 USA Steven Spielberg, directorOpens Sep 16Treat yourself to experiencing a brand new 40th Anniversary restoration of Steven Spielberg’s magical vision of humanity’s first contact with an (incredibly appealing) alien life form! 10-year-old Elliott is suffering from his parents’ divorce when he stumbles upon an alien who was mistakenly left behind by his spaceship. With an open heart, Elliott hides “E.T.” in his garage while discovering his new buddy’s powers, from reviving dead flowers to creating a telekinetic bond with the boy. As government agents close in and E.T.’s health begins to fade, Elliot must do everything he can to get his friend back to his spaceship…“E.T. was--and still is--my most personal film.” – Steven Spielberg.Friday, Sep 16 7:30 PM Saturday, Sep 17 2:00 PM Saturday, Sep 17 7:30 PM Sunday, Sep 18 2:00 PM Monday, Sep 19 7:30 PM Tuesday, Sep 20 7:30 PM Wednesday, Sep 21 7:30 PM Thursday, Sep 22 7:30 PM GOD'S COUNTRY(103min. NR) 2022 USA Julian Higgins, directorOpens Sep 23For TV viewers who only know British actress Thandiwe Newton O.B.E. from Westworld and Line of Duty, her starring appearance on the big screen will be a revelation. Newton is brilliant as Sacha Guitry, a university professor recently moved to the awe-inspiring mountainous West. But unlike Guitry, “God’s Country” is overwhelming white and conservative. The film opens with Guitry returning from her mother’s cremation to find two red pick-ups in her driveway. Her request that the two local hunters leave her property is met with defiance. Over an increasingly nail-biting week, the incident grows into a feud fueled by their glaring differences, as Guitry battles to understand her adversaries…and prevent catastrophe.Friday, Sep 23 7:30 PM Saturday, Sep 24 2:00 PM Saturday, Sep 24 7:30 PM Sunday, Sep 25 2:00 PM Monday, Sep 26 7:30 PM Tuesday, Sep 27 7:30 PM Wednesday, Sep 28 7:30 PM Thursday, Sep 29 7:30 PM VESPER(112min. NR) 2022 BELGIUM, FRANCE, LITHUANIA Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, directorOpens Sep 30The 2012 film Vanishing Waves from Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte and French writer Bruno Samper won a small but dedicated fan base in Europe. Their new film - in English – exposes a wider audience to their unique vision of the future. After an ecological melt-down, the 1% live in citadels, their needs served by AI humanoids. Down below, 13-year-old Vesper (Raffiella Chapman) faces a world that can’t generate new plant life. With her dad’s help (via drone), Vesper creates new plants, shimmering with a fluorescence that brings beauty to a ruined planet. When Vesper meets a runaway citadel girl (Rosy McEwan), she plots to get her discoveries to someone among the elite who might still care about Earth’s survivalFriday, Sep 30 7:30 PM Saturday, Oct 1 2:00 PM Saturday, Oct 1 7:30 PM Sunday, Oct 2 5:00 PM Monday, Oct 3 7:30 PM Tuesday, Oct 4 7:30 PM Wednesday, Oct 5 7:30 PM Thursday, Oct 6 7:30 PM MANHATTAN SHORT 25th Annual Film Festival(150min.) 2022One Night Only Oct 2MANHATTAN SHORT has announced the Final Ten selections for its 25th Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 22 and October 2, 2022. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.Sunday, Oct 2 2:00 PM THREE COLORS: BLUE(98min. R) 1994 France/Poland/Switzerland Krzysztof Kieslowski, directorNEW 4K RESTORATION Oct 15 - 20Saturday, Oct 15 2:00 PM Sunday, Oct 16 2:00 PM Tuesday, Oct 18 5:00 PM Thursday, Oct 20 7:30 PM THREE COLORS: WHITE(91min. R) 1994 France/Poland/Switzerland Krzysztof Kieslowski, directorNEW 4K RESTORATION Oct 15 - 19Saturday, Oct 15 5:00 PM Sunday, Oct 16 5:00 PM Tuesday, Oct 18 7:30 PM Wednesday, Oct 19 5:00 PM THREE COLORS: RED(99min. R) 1994 France/Poland/Switzerland Krzysztof Kieslowski, directorNEW 4K RESTORATION Oct 15 - 20Saturday, Oct 15 7:30 PM Sunday, Oct 16 7:30 PM Wednesday, Oct 19 7:30 PM Thursday, Oct 20 5:00 PM THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE(102min. PG) 1972 France Luis Bunuel, director50th ANNIVERSARY! NEW 4K RESTORATION Nov 4 - 10Friday, Nov 4 7:30 PM Saturday, Nov 5 2:00 PM Saturday, Nov 5 7:30 PM Sunday, Nov 6 5:30 PM Monday, Nov 7 7:30 PM Tuesday, Nov 8 7:30 PM Wednesday, Nov 9 7:30 PM Thursday, Nov 10 5:00 PM National Theatre LiveTHE SEAGULL(180min. NR) Jamie Lloyd, directorOne Night Only Nov 6Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End.Sunday, Nov 6 2:00 PM Lost Highway(134min. R) 1997 David Lynch, director4K RESTORATION Nov 18 - 24Friday, Nov 18 7:30 PM Saturday, Nov 19 2:00 PM Saturday, Nov 19 7:30 PM Sunday, Nov 20 2:00 PM Monday, Nov 21 7:30 PM Tuesday, Nov 22 7:30 PM Wednesday, Nov 23 7:30 PM Thursday, Nov 24 7:30 PM National Theatre LiveMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING(180min. NR) Simon Godwin, directorOne Night Only Jan 22Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.Following his award-winning productions of Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.Sunday, Jan 22 2:00 PM National Theatre LiveTHE CRUCIBLE(180min.) Lyndsey Turner, directorOne Night Only Apr 2A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.Sunday, Apr 2 2:00 PM National Theatre LiveOTHELLO(180min. NR) Clint Dyer, directorOne Night Only May 7An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.Sunday, May 7 2:00 PM
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Cinestudio is a not-for-profit independent film theater located at Summit Street and College Terrace on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. The theater is a magnificent single-screen venue with over 450 seats, reconstructed as classic 1930’s-style movie house, including a much loved balcony and golden curtain. The building is a signature design by McKim, Mead and White, built in 1935.
Founded in 1970 by a group of students at Trinity, Cinestudio has become one of the most highly respected arthouse cinemas in the United States, with a long standing reputation for its wide diversity of programing, and for legendary projection and sound quality. Equipped with the highest quality 4K Digital Cinema systems, Cinestudio has also retained it’s top-of-the-line physical film 35mm and 70mm projectors for use in studio archive presentations. Cinestudio is a daily celebration of the Art of Cinema!
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