Chef — Saturday, October 11

September 29th, 2014

7:30pm Chef

Rated R

Donald L. Oat Theater

Norwich Arts Center

60 Broadway

Norwich, CT 06384

Suggested Donation: $7.00

Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.

Directed by Jon Favreau

Starring: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Sophia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman.

Refreshments available by Poppy & Rye Bakery and Cafe.

See trailer here.


The Grand Budapest Hotel — Friday, Sept. 26 at Otis Library

September 17th, 2014

6:00 pmBudapest

Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Trailer

“Back to the Future” cancelled.

September 8th, 2014

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12 Years a Slave — Saturday, March 8

February 10th, 2014

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7:30pm

Rated R

Donald L. Oat Theater

60 Broadway

Norwich, CT 06384

Suggested Donation: $7.00

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Trailer

Inside LLewyn Davis — Saturday, April 12

March 13th, 2014

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Rated R

Donald L. Oat Theater

60 Broadway

Norwich, CT 06384

Suggested Donation: $7.00

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961

LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul—and back again. Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place.

An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Marcus Mumford is associate music producer.


See trailer here.

Saving Mr. Banks — Friday, April 25

April 21st, 2014

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Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

Rated PG – 13

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set Mary Poppins free!

See trailer here.

April 21st, 2014

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Rose City Shorts Fest — Saturday, May 10

May 2nd, 2014

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And the winner is:

The PROCESSION

Short films are often a filmmaker’s stepping-stone toward the goal of a feature length film. Scorcese, Spielberg, many filmmakers started their careers making short films. At the 4th annual Rose City Shorts Fest on May 10,  we are excited to have exceptional films to screen.

Saturday’s films will be divided into two groups of approximately 45 minutes each, with a 15-minute intermission. At the conclusion of the festival, the audience will be asked to vote for their favorite film. The winner will be announced here after the event.

Join us. It is a lot of fun! We will have refreshments available.

The Monuments Men — Friday, May 23 at Otis Library

May 21st, 2014

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Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Clooney’s crew on The Monuments Men includes director of photography Phedon Papamichael, ASC, Oscar®-nominated production designer Jim Bissell, Academy Award®-winning editor Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E., costume designer Louise Frogley, and five-time Oscar® nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.

See trailer here.

June 10th, 2014

Summer Movies