Join the Mattatuck Museum for the next installment of the Cinema Fall Film Series which features movies that take place in Connecticut. This program has been developed in conjunction with the current exhibition Norman Sunshine: The Conversation Pieces. Dr. J.D. Connor of Yale University will introduce each film and lead a discussion.
The series continues on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. with The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee and based on the novel of the same name by Ricky Moody, the film starts Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, and Sigourney Weaver. The film takes place on Thanksgiving, 1973, and the climate is changing, politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of New Canaan, Connecticut begin to slip into an existentialist void, wherein social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistent.
Cinema Fall is running in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition Norman Sunshine: The Conversation Pieces, on view through November 24, 2013. For two years, from 1995 to 1997, painter Norman Sunshine focused his energies on the production of a series of group portraits. These large scale paintings took as their subjects Sunshine’s friends and neighbors in Litchfield County, Connecticut, where some of New York City’s luminaries keep country homes. As a social diary, these paintings document the lifestyles and relationships of the social elite including well-known figures in the literary, art and music worlds such as Paige Rense Noland, Peter Duchin and Brooke Haywood.With these candid tableaux, Sunshine provides an intimate look at a privileged class and chronicles the complexity of interpersonal relationships.
Each film in the series is $7 for Museum members and $10 for non-members. Join the museum to immediately qualify for member benefits.
Visit www.MattatuckMuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381 for more information on all of the museum’s adult and children’s programs, events and exhibits. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of sixteen world-class museums and historic sites (www.arttrail.org). Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free parking is located behind the building on Park Place.