Great Movies for Students at Hartford’s Own Real Art Ways

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE  Issue 1     December 21, 2012

Great Movies for Students at Hartford's Own Real Art Ways

Stuck for fun ideas this winter?  Check out the movies at Real Art Ways, an independent, non-profit cinema and arts organization!


Best of NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Kid Flix Mix 2012

Enjoy a colorful collection of short films from around the world, hand-picked as audience and jury favorites from the 2012 New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival. This collection is suited for our youngest audiences, ages 4 to 8.

The NYICFF will return in December with Best of NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Party Mix 2012 for ages 8-18.

(Various, 60 min.)
In English or musical/no dialogue

Fri. 12/21: 5pm
Sat. 12/22: 2pm, 5pm


Best of NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Party Mix 2012

The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival presents a collection of hilarious, heartfelt and beautiful short films around the world, suitable for older kids ages 8 and up, including festival award-winners and audience favorites.

(Various, 65 min.)
In English or subtitled

Sun. 12/23: 2pm, 5pm
Mon. 12/24: 2pm, 5pm
Tues. 12/25: NO FILMS
Weds. 12/26: 2pm, 5pm
Thurs. 12/27: 2pm, 5pm
Fri. 12/28: 2pm, 5pm
Sat. 12/29: 2pm, 5pm
Sun. 12/30: 2pm, 5pm
Mon. 12/31: 2pm, 5pm
Tues. 1/1: 2pm, 5pm


Chasing Ice

[watch the trailer]

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.

"As much as one may intellectually believe in climate change, to see it actually happening has the power to stun a viewer into wordlessness." – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"The "green" teams looking into such energy sources as solar, wind and nuclear are often ridiculed. Watch "Chasing Ice" and see if you laugh." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

(USA, 76 mins, In English)

Fri. 1/4: 5pm, 7pm
Sat. 1/5: 2pm, 5pm, 7pm
Sun. 1/6: 2pm, 5pm, 7pm
Mon. 1/7: 5pm, 7pm*
Tues. 1/8: 4pm
Wed. 1/9: 5pm, 7pm
Thurs. 1/10: 5pm, 7pm

*Post-film discussion with Brian Glenn and the Appalachian Mountain Club after the 7pm screening.
Brian J. Glenn is a Research Fellow at the Dukakis Center for Public Policy at Northeastern University who studies how perceptions of political issues lead Americans to support certain policies and not others. His first book was an examination of how conservative thinking shaped U.S. environmental policy, and his work has received awards from the New England Political Science Association, the Law & Society Association, and the American Risk and Insurance Association. The discussion will focus on how Chasing Ice presents the issue of global warming. What are the elements of a powerful argument? Is this movie convincing, and if so, why?

Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street (between Capitol and Orange) in Hartford's Parkville neighborhood.  Parking and entrance are in the rear.


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