by David Sepulveda | Apr 24, 2015 3:06 pm
“I can’t call myself a man because of how I present myself, and I can’t call myself a woman because of how I present myself,” Brian said. “I am in the middle.”
Brian was among the non-professional models for Gender, Projected: Exploring Gender and Identity Through Photography and Dialogue, a new portrait exhibit at the New Haven Pride Center.
by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2015 3:04 pm
Some 377 years after the Puritans established their colony here and 60 after Fred Parris penned “In the Still of the Night” in the basement of a church in Morris Cove, live doo-wop and newly planted trees popped up at City Hall.
by Lucy Gellman | Apr 24, 2015 3:01 pm
Wendy Cahill had seen better days. Julie Beman of Chica non Grata, wielding her banjo like a battle axe, wanted the audience to know the difference between a monster and a fool. Stephany Brown and Kriss Santala ruminated on what exactly Arnold Schwarzenegger had meant in Raw Deal when he cautioned his wife not to drink and bake at the same time. An Historic‘s Adam Matlock wanted a moment to think long and hard about the first film he had seen by himself.
by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2015 2:08 pm
Not all the flowers may be out in time for Sunday’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Wooster Square, but 50 clocks will be.
The still-working antique time pieces from the 1880s to the 1950s, all manufactured by the New Haven Clock Company, will be ticking away in a first-time pop-up exhibition to highlight local collectors of home-grown timepieces.
by Chris Arnott | Apr 24, 2015 9:10 am
There’s lots happening in a lot of places this week, but you might just want to camp outside Cafe Nine all week. The venue at the corner of State and Crown is your one-stop haven for local bands, New York punk poets, and benefit concerts for beloved bike stores. If film is more your thing, there are numerous cool screenings at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center.
by Thomas Breen | Apr 24, 2015 8:30 am
“The main idea is that we want to have an event that is able to connect the New Haven community, and in particular the Italian-American community, with the Yale student community,” said Chris Kaiser, a sixth-year PhD student in Yale’s Italian department. “And we want to do that in the context of Italian cinema. It’s our little contribution towards overcoming the town-gown divide.”
Hence the 10th Annual Festival of New Italian Cinema, which began last night and runs through Sunday at the Whitney Humanities Center.
by Thomas Breen | Apr 24, 2015 8:28 am
“My father was a very typical Jewish shirt salesman in the New York garment district who became a 16mm film collector,” said Bennett Lovett-Graff, editor at Scarecrow Press and publisher of the New Haven Review.
But that word typical seems a bit of a misnomer. There was nothing ordinary about the zeal with which Herb Graff collected films, nor the generosity with which he shared them. “Shirt-salesman by day, passionate film maven by night,” as Lovett-Graff said, Herb Graff collected films for over 30 years and took every opportunity to present them to the public, through screenings, lectures, and leases so that they could be reused by educational programs or documentary filmmakers.
by Allan Appel | Apr 23, 2015 11:24 am
From Peyton Place to Invasion of the Body Snatchers to In Cold Blood, to Fargo, the small isolated American town has long been a staple of the movies — the preferred locale for immoral, criminal, downright creepy, and even otherworldly things to pop up and disgust you, creep you out, or scare your pants off.
by Paul Bass | Apr 23, 2015 11:15 am | Comments (2)
The sounds of heavy metal pierced the air Wednesday inside a revived College Street theater, so that music can follow.
by Tom Breen | Apr 22, 2015 12:04 pm | Comments (1)
“What Hamlet was for the first time was a character who was questioning his place in the universe,” Founder and CEO of Me2Umedia Paul Lussier declared a few Fridays ago at the symposium that kicked off the 2015 Environmental Film Festival at Yale. “People were starting to believe that God was not the answer to all of their behaviors, all of their moral codes, that there was something other. Hamlet was the eco-story of its time.”