May 14th, 2015

Summer Movies

Rose City Shorts Fest Winner: Granny O’Grimm

April 20th, 2015

Thanks for coming. You were a great audience!

7:30pm

Tickets: $7

Donald L. Oat Theater
60 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06384

Short films are often a filmmaker’s stepping-stone toward the goal of a feature length film. Scorcese, Spielberg, many ShortsFestfilmmakers 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.

Otis Library
Fourth Friday movies

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Birdman — Saturday, April 11

March 22nd, 2015

Birdman

7:30pm
Rated R
Donald L. Oat Theater
60 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06384

Suggested Donation: $7.00

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It’s risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he’s a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.

Trailer

Rose City Shorts Fest — Saturday, May 9

May 2nd, 2014

ShortsFestShort 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.

Get On Up — Friday, Feb 27 — Otis Library

February 15th, 2015

6:00 pmGet On Up

Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

Rated PG13

James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) was born in extreme poverty in 1933 South Carolina and survived abandonment, abuse and jail to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He joined a gospel group as a teenager, but the jazz and blues along the “chitlin’ circuit” became his springboard to fame. Although his backup musicians came and went, Brown retained the ability to mesmerize audiences with his music, signature moves and sexual energy.

Trailer here.

Theory of Everything — Saturday, March 14

March 2nd, 2015

7:30pmTheoryofeverything
Rated PG 13
Donald L. Oat Theater
60 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06384

Suggested Donation: $7.00

In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this — and with Jane at his side — he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Trailer