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Watch these films in the renowned Cinestudio Theatre.

ORIGIN
ORIGIN
(141min. PG-13) 2023 Ava DuVernay, director
Ends Feb 29
It is impossible to imagine another director other than Ava DuVernay (Selma, When They See Us) taking a Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller that explores a new way to understand racism through the lens of caste, and turn it into a mind-opening and profoundly moving film. Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (2023’s The Color Purple) stars as author Isabel Wilkerson, who embarks on a life-changing journey into the ways that racism in the U.S. is just one example of how powerful elites keep their designated underclass down. She travels to Germany to explore chilling Nazi archives and meet with people affected by the Holocaust. In India, she explores the caste system that keeps the Dalit, once called “Untouchables” stuck at the lowest rung of society, and meets activists fighting for Dalit rights. Intertwined with her intellectual voyage are her personal losses, family, and exciting possibility of new conversations. “A dense, forceful masterwork, and, quite simply, the most radical film of DuVernay’s career.” – Robert Daniels, rogerebert.com

Saturday, Feb 24 2:00 PM Monday, Feb 26 7:00 PM Tuesday, Feb 27 7:00 PM Wednesday, Feb 28 4:00 PM Wednesday, Feb 28 7:00 PM Thursday, Feb 29 7:00 PM
REEL ROCK 18
REEL ROCK 18
2024
One Night Only Feb 24
“A World of Adventure Awaits!” See the world’s best climbing films in Reel Rock 18, presented by The North Face. This amazing traveling film festival, only an ambitious dream in 2005, is now the globe’s premiere platform for award-winning climbing films. Immerse yourself in four gripping new climbing films from across the globe: Sachi Amma’s visionary first ascent on Japan’s mythical Mt. Mizugaki; a climbing community held together in war-torn Ukraine; a treacherous 20,000-foot free ascent of Jirishanca in the Peruvian Andes by alpinists Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson; and two women – Australian climber Angie Scarth-Johnson and veteran adventure climber Hazel Findlay – explore the best of Mallorca’s deep-water soloing. “No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied—it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.” – Ansel Adams.

Saturday, Feb 24 7:00 PM
 

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FIORETTA
FIORETTA
(127min.) 2023 Matthew Mishory, director
Post-screening Q&A with Co-subject Joey Schoenberg. Feb 25
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EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022)
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022)
(132min. R) 2022 Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, director
Free Screening at 2pm Mar 3
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CABRINI
CABRINI
(145min. PG-13) 2024 Alejandro Monteverde, director
Opens Mar 11
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FALLEN LEAVES
FALLEN LEAVES
(81min.) 2023 Finland, Germany AKI KAURISMÄKI, director
Opens Mar 14
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SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD
SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD
(89min. NR) 2024 Estonia, France, Iceland Anna Hints, director
Opens Mar 15
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ABOUT DRY GRASSES
ABOUT DRY GRASSES
(197min.) 2024 Turkey/France/Germany Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director
Opens Mar 21
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EX MACHINA
EX MACHINA
(110min. R) 2015 Alex Garland, director
Presented in partnership with The Connecticut Forum Apr 4
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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA IN 70MM (1962)
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA IN 70MM (1962)
(216min. PG) 1962 David Lean, director
Free Screening at 1pm pre-show "coffee talk" at 12:30pm Apr 7
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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 70mm
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 70mm
(216min. PG-13) 1962 UK David Lean, director
Opens Apr 7
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Parking At Cinestudio

-When using GPS, the closest parking lots are nearest the intersection of Summit St and College Terrace.

-During films at Cinestudio, you may park in any open spot. (Accessible parking spots require a State issued placard.)

-After parking, walk through the archway towards the Main Quad. Cinestudio is located along the Long Walk across the Main Quad from the Chapel. 

Look for our lighted sign above our doors.

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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