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Watch these films in the renowned Cinestudio Theatre.

2022 UK Jim Archer, director
Ends Jul 7
Artificial intelligence has inspired directors in a dizzying variety of genres: horror, thriller, romance, sci-fi and more. So three cheers to first-time British director Jim Archer, for finding comedy in the friendship between a lonely inventor Brian (David Earl, the postman in Ricky Gervais’ After Life) and his creation, the cabbage-obsessed Charles (Chris Hayward). Brian lives an isolated life in Wales, dreaming up new inventions, though few succeed. Charles, however, made largely from a washing machine, is something different: a robot with a gift for friendship. Low-key, droll and quirky in that special English manner, Archer’s film celebrates all of us who, for whatever reason, are made to feel different. Winner, Audience Favorites Award at the 2022 Sundance Festival.

Wednesday, Jul 6 7:30 PM Thursday, Jul 7 7:30 PM
(137min PG-13) 2022 UK Terence Davies, director
Opens Jul 8
At 76, writer/director Terence Davies is considered one of Britain’s national treasures, with acclaimed films including Distant Voices, Still Lives, The Long Day Closes; and The Deep Blue Sea. But equally important to us, Cinestudio audiences have been mesmerized by Davies’ movies on growing up Catholic in working-class Kent, a gay man when homosexuality was illegal in Britain. Benediction is about poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowery of Dunkirk) who, after serving on WW I’s Western Front, refuses to return to the “useless slaughter.” Sassoon is declared insane and sent to a military hospital where he finds a soulmate in poet Wilfred Owen. When released, Sassoon embraces the freedom of the high life and sexual affairs with men. But growing older, Sassoon chooses marriage and religion, wondering if his art ever had any meaning. In making this powerful film, Terence Davies gives us his answer

Friday, Jul 8 7:30 PM Saturday, Jul 9 2:00 PM Saturday, Jul 9 7:30 PM Sunday, Jul 10 2:00 PM Monday, Jul 11 7:30 PM Tuesday, Jul 12 7:30 PM Wednesday, Jul 13 7:30 PM Thursday, Jul 14 7:30 PM
(120min R) UK Justin Martin, director
One Night Only Jul 24
Actor Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, live from London’s intimate Harold Pinter Theatre! National Theatre Live gives audiences in select cinemas the chance to see Jodie Comer give an extraordinary, solo tour-de-force performance as Tessa, a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working-class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross-examining and winning. When she herself becomes a plaintiff in a sexual assault case, Tessa’s sense of justice and morality clash up against the patriarchal “rules of the game.” Fans of TV’s Killing Eve already know Jodie Comer, but her first appearance on the stage reveals an amazing new talent on the boards

Sunday, Jul 24 2:00 PM
(106min. PG-13) 2022 UK Craig Roberts, director
Opens Jul 29
Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is absolutely funnier. An ordinary real-life crane operator named Flitcroft (Academy Award winner Mark Rylance) has a lightbulb moment. The 1976 British Open Golf Championship with a £100,000 prize is coming up, and the ever-optimistic Flitcroft reasons: “An open championship should be open to everyone.” Having never played the sport, Flitcroft shoots the worst round (121) in Open history and is treated with contempt by the golfing elite. But with a new passion for golf, he and his wife (Sally Hawkins, of Happy-Go-Lucky, The Shape of Water) try everything from fake accents to hilarious disguises, to get back in-game

Friday, Jul 29 7:30 PM Saturday, Jul 30 2:00 PM Saturday, Jul 30 7:30 PM Sunday, Jul 31 2:00 PM Monday, Aug 1 7:30 PM Tuesday, Aug 2 7:30 PM Wednesday, Aug 3 7:30 PM Thursday, Aug 4 7:30 PM


Welcome to Cinestudio

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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